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The Hiding Place [Mass Market Paperback]

Corrie Ten Boom , John Scherrill
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Oct. 1 1984
“I pray that God forgive them...”

Corrie Ten Boom stood naked with her older sister Betsie, watching a concentration camp matron beating a prisoner. “Oh, the poor woman,” Corrie cried. “Yes. May God forgive her,” Betsie replied. And, once again, Corrie realized that it was for the souls of the brutal Nazi guards that her sister prayed.

Both woman had been sent to the camp for helping the Jews. Christ’s Spirit and words were their guide; it was His persecuted people they tried to save—at the risk of their own lives; it was His strength that sustained them through times of profound horror.

Here is a book aglow with the glory of God and the courage of a quiet Christian spinster whose life was transformed by it. A story of Christ’s message and the courage woman who listened and lived to pass it along—with joy and triumph!

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Corrie Ten Boom stood naked with her older sister Betsie, watching a concentration camp matron beating a prisoner."Oh, the poor woman," Corrie cried."Yes. May God forgive her," Betsie replied. And, once again, Corrie realized that it was for the souls of the brutal Nazi guards that her sister prayed.

Here is a book aglow with the glory of God and the courage of a quiet Christian spinster whose life was transformed by it. A story of Christ's message and the courageous woman who listened and lived to pass it along -- with joy and triumph!

About the Author

In the years since the closing chapter of this book, Corrie Ten Boom has traveled ceaselessly, carrying her message of triumphant living all over the world, especially behind the Iron Curtain. The author of devotional books treasured by millions, she is also a colorful, amusing speaker with a hold on young audiences that is but one of her many intriguing personal mysteries. This is the full story behind the faith that has touched and stirred and changed so many lives everywhere.

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This book was excellent, I thought, in giving a great insight to those that tried to help out their neighbors in escaping from the Germans. This family continued even thought there was great risk. They paid with their lives and still held strong that they were doing the right thing. It gave a different feel for what happened to all people involved in the Holocaust. It helped me to understand a different side to all the hatred and gore that happened then.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE OLIVE TREES THAT STAND IN SILENCE-N. Shemer May 24 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
THE POWER OF DARKNESS-Luke 22:52-53
Christ's words at His arrest in the garden of Gethsemane: "Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves? When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: BUT THIS IS YOUR HOUR, AND THE POWER OF DARKNESS."
Corrie Ten Boom has a tree planted in her name along the avenue of the Righteous of the Nations at Yad Vashem, Israel's Shoah Memorial. The avenue and trees are all dedicated to non-jews who saved jewish lives during the Nazi regime.
Holland was invaded by Hitler's troops on May 10, 1940. The Ten Boom family lived in Haarlem and spent several years hiding jews, working to get them safely out of Hitler's occupied territory. Her sister Betsie urged her sister before dying at Ravensbruke "...must tell people what we have learned here...They will listen to us because we have been here."
Let's hope that those who still refuse to listen, will reconsider the testimonies of these silent trees.
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I just finished reading "The Hiding Place" and was (and still am!) deeply inspired by Corrie's unfaltering faith in God and the Bible which, without question, helped her survive the horrific ordeal. The overall mood of the book is upbeat considering the emotional episodes throughout. I don't believe the lightness of the way in which Corrie tells her story undermines the seriousness of it but rather, the mood reflects Corrie's contagious personality as a good-doer, always finding the good in everything, even her enemies which Betsie taught her to do.
Corrie's book taught me many valuable lessons about the human spirit and how much a person can endure in order to survive but the lesson that I struggle with the most is to love and forgive your enemies. The most powerful passage in the book is when the former S.S. man from Ravensbruck thrusts his hand out towards Corrie and she thinks to herself, "And I, who had preached so often to the people of Bloemendaal the need to forgive, kept my hand at my side." She later asks, "Jesus, I cannot forgive him. Give me Your forgiveness." Corrie eventually shakes hands with the man but makes sure the reader knows that it is the hardest lesson of all to accept, even for her. This passage doesn't diminish the importance of the message which is to learn from Corrie's mistakes as well as her achievements. I highly recommend this book to anyone, young and old, especially the young.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Heartwarming Piece of Literature Oct. 20 2003
By Ashley
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The book made me wish for a better world history. This suspenseful tale takes place during the Holocaust from 1937-1983 and displays the true cruelty of our fellow human race. NSBers, (people a part of the National Socialist Bond,) show hatred and maliciousness towards the defenseless Jews, while the treacherous Hitler Empire expands. There is not one single strand of relief in sight; let alone hope. All simple human necessities were cut off for this nasty war, including: coffee, tea, and leather. So, in an obvious inference, this wasn't exactly the best time to live.
The book made me hope that Germany learned its lesson. ---Never be a part of something that will hurt others, no matter what the consequences are. Many of the NSBers were shunned in the postwar era. Their community would not forgive them, nor would any other remaining Jews. Not only could they not find jobs, but they were turned out of homes and hooted at in the streets. So, even with the paid necessities and better working conditions, the gullible Dutchmen eventually got what they deserved.
The book made me realize how lucky I am to be born in such a comparably peaceful time. The world was a pretty frightening place back then. If I were to be granted birth on a gloomy day in the Holocaust, my sacred life would have to be spent in constant hiding, furtively foraging for "food" and repeatedly praying for an end to the war. All external pleasure outside the walls would be shrouded in an utmost dreaded shadow. ---Flowers would be crushed, homes would be raided, and the beauteous, blue sky would adapt to a dullish grey color. Life as we used to know it would be stripped from our remembrance...
The book made me see how courteous and understanding people can be.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Hiding Place Aug. 18 2003
By Siddu
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I'm a 14-year old. I had a read a book called The Hiding Place for my english class. Its about a girl named Corrie ten Boom. THE TEN BOOM FAMILY dedicated their lives in Christian service to their home was 'an open house'for anyone in need of help. They were most active in doing social work in the town of Haarlem, and their faith inspired them to serve both the Church and society at large. DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, the Béjé became a refuge, a Hiding Place for fugitives and hunted people who were sought by the enemy. By protecting these people, father Casper and his daughters risked their lives. Their nonviolence resistance against the Nazi-oppressor was an act of faith. This faith led them to hide Jews, students who refused to co-operate with the enemy, and members of the Dutch 'underground' resistance movement.ON FEBRUARI 28 1944, the family was betrayed and the Gestapo, the Nazi secret police, raided the house. There they arrested six members of the family. During the next hours about 30 friends, who came to the Béjé unaware of the betrayal, were also arrested and taken to prison.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is an excellent book that depicts the courage and strength of one...
This is an excellent book that depicts the courage and strength of one woman in a time where fear and torment reigned in Holland under Hitler's rule. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Ronnie Dauber
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A must read. Full of conviction and encouragement. Corrie is honest and humble.
Published 1 month ago by Joelle Giles
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
very good
Published 1 month ago by S. Benedetti
5.0 out of 5 stars Courage amidst a nightmare
The most hideous crime of the 20th Century had to be the Holocaust. It is a chronical of nightmares and perversion making a religion out of sadistic torture and a criminal... Read more
Published 14 months ago by JeromeC
5.0 out of 5 stars good book
My daughter loves this book. Happens to be the school reading program. It is highly recommended to us and kids.
Published 15 months ago by Bad feel
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book
I have read this book several times, and it is always uplifting. I am always amazed at how some people rise above our basest instinct to survive, and instead give love and light... Read more
Published 16 months ago by B. Drury
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book
I read this book back when it first came out, and loved it then. Now more mature, I can truly appreciate the great faith and sacrifice the ten Boom family made. Read more
Published 16 months ago by B. L. Trivers
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Book.
This is one of my favorite books. A beautiful story of love in the midst of Nazi oppression. It is very moving.
Published 20 months ago by Belle Unruh
5.0 out of 5 stars The Hiding Place
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It’s definitely worth a second read - maybe even a third. Once I started on this book I couldn’t put it down till I had finished it.
Published 20 months ago by Valerie Gustus
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book
This true story is something everyone should have to read at least once. I've read it twice and will read it again. Read more
Published on Oct. 9 2011 by Sandy
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