This comes up in the book, especially towards the end and it may put off some fo today's young readers. Corrie went through more than almost anyone, and I found myself shedding tears several times throughout it. This story will challenge you to question the depth of your faith, love, and forgiveness. Duis ut nisl in mi eleifend faucibus egestas aliquet arcu. Even though it is a sad, somber book, I can never stop reading listening to it once I've begun.
I had heard of Corrie Ten Boom in passing in my Christian circles but had never actually read her story. Six people remain safely hidden in the hiding place, although the Gestapo threatens to starve them out. The Narrator, Bernadette Dunne is exceptional! You cannot listen or, I assume, read to this book without it changing you. She rested in Him, even when it was hard. Corrie knew who was able to answer all her questions someday. Anyone going through trials will benefit from this book.
Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. For the first fifty years of her life, nothing out of the ordinary ever happened to her. The ten Boom family had been watchmakers in the Dutch town of Haarlem since 1837, which also served as the family home. Corrie, on the other hand, found that she could easily lie when it came to taking care of those God had entrusted to her. At one time Corrie ten Boom would have laughed at the idea that a book would be written about her -- let alone a best seller. In May 1942, as the occupation grows harsher, is arrested for playing the national anthem in church.
Believers will learn of the great hope of heaven which allows us to walk through the hardships of this life. Eventually she is imprisoned, along with most of her family. They became the hunted in the process. The narrator is terrific and emotive and has the ability to draw you into the time and place instead of taking you out of it! As Germany begins to lose the war, they start transporting prisoners to extermination camps. Betsie tells her that God shows people the future to show his control over it.
The Beje group is sent to Scheveningen Prison, although everyone but Corrie, Betsie and Father are later released. As I listened to Bernadette Dunne read the story of Corrie Ten Boom, I felt as though I was sitting in a living room talking with my aging grandmother about what God had accomplished in her life. The listener is left with a story of extraordinary humanity, goodness and overwhelming love. . I can say with certainty that this book will have a lasting effect on my life.
It is a beautiful testimony of the work of God in the midst of horror. The sisters endure grueling physical labor, unhygienic conditions and cruelty. As for us, from morning until lights out, whenever we were not in ranks for roll call, our Bible was the center of an ever-widening circle of help and hope. Overall The Hiding Place is an historical treasure chest. Their uneventful days revolved around their love for one another in one of the most captivating families ever caught between the covers of a book. Corrie ten Boom lived the deeper life with God. Having cared for eleven foster children after his own were grown, Casper ten Boom never turned down anyone in need.
The spine may show signs of wear. Give me Your way of seeing Karel instead. The three family members who live in the tiny house, father ten Boom and his daughters and , prepare for the busy day after sharing breakfast and devotions with their three employees, Hans the apprentice, the bookkeeper and the repairman. Yet out of the cauldron of the Second World War emerged one of the towering women of our time, with a message for everyone struggling to live a life of meaning in a world of turmoil. Shortly after firing Otto, the ten Booms face the beginning of war with the German invasion of Holland in May 1940. The sisters have slightly better conditions at Vught, although the constant executions at the neighboring men's camp make life difficult. A man of peace, but of strong determination.
Praise for The Hiding Place: One of the most remarkable stories of one of the most remarkable women I've known. Obedient love for God and for other people created by God was the motivating force for Corrie and her family to do what they did, and for the spirit in which they did it. I am grateful to Christian Audio for the opportunity to review this book as a part of their reviewers program. Corrie, who is battling influenza, and thirty-four others are taken first to the prison in Haarlem and then to Gestapo headquarters in the Hague. I have recommended it to many many people.
If you listen to this book and are not changed, then you need to make sure that you are a true, regenerate child of God. This realization leads Corrie to take part in the Underground more actively. For the first 50 years of her life nothing out of the ordinary ever happened to her. After the meeting, the Sherrills approached Corrie about a book and she complied. My post and opinions are my own.
It is full of inspiration, dedication and faith in one of the worst times in our known history. Horrific deaths, torturing, fighting, and war. While I would not recommend it for very young readers a little scary and maybe graphic , I think even a mature 8 to 10 yr old can understand and truly enjoy this story. Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword. Eventually, their secret is revealed and the family is sent to a labour camp. I highly recommend that everyone read this book!!! Corrie first meets Karel at a family occasion and they meet again while Corrie visits Willem at the university in Leiden. I've started it by finishing a five star book! For years, Corrie had been sharing her message at talks across the world.