In the years after the closing chapter of The Hiding Place, she traveled ceaselessly, carrying her message of triumphant living all over the world, especially behind the Iron Curtain. Corrie rejoices as she sees a rare, sunny day to celebrate the centennial of the watch shop her family runs. It's not what I expected. Now with two new additions to the library, readers will continue to enjoy this beloved author's words of wisdom. Suddenly Willem enters the room, accompanied by a thirty-year old Jewish man in traditional broad-brimmed hat and long black coat.
The father figure was an admirable man, a man of principle who lived truly an exemplary life and imparted his teachings to not only his family, but all who surrounded him. The work that Corrie ten Boom continued following the war is also miraculous and something that isn't as commonly spoken of. Even though I've read this book several times, I'm still amazed by how Providence worked through the Ten Boom family and in the lives of the people around them. In her party finery, Corrie hurries to answer the doorbell, receiving the first of many bouquets of flowers, rather than Herman Sluring or as she expected. During the Nazi occupation in the late 1930's, the ten Boom family adapt their business to harbour Jewish refugees as they become involved in the underground movement of the period.
I'd heard many times that this was a good book, but never had time to read it. Throughout the work, Corrie takes large events and their great consequences and reduces it to a level of understanding to which most people can relate. Overall I've heard Corrie Ten Boom's name, and the name of The Hiding Place before, but had never been disciplined enough to read it until now - I'm glad I have now read it! Corrie knew who was able to answer all her questions someday. This is the gripping story of how God took a young, half-starved boy from a poor village in Henan province and placed him on the front line for Jesus, in the face of impossible odds. They became the hunted in the process. She will hold your attention from start to finish. Now there are young Jewish refugees looking for shelter against the rising threat of Hitler and the Nazis.
It is a warning bell that no matter what our lives may look like today, tomorrows landscape may look radically different. They could be running a successful and profitable business but, as Christians, are prone to charity and acts of kindness leaving them comfortable but not well-off. Overall I usually use my car time to listen to audios and I generally limit them to just self development books. GradeSaver, 7 May 2015 Web. I cannot recommend this book enough.
But with the Nazi invasion and occupation of Holland, everything changed. It came across as preachy and childish all these years later. At one time, Corrie ten Boom would have laughed at the idea that she had a story to tell. Most of the Jewish watch suppliers have gone mysteriously out of business. Her mind clicked when it came to restoring watches, but when the Nazi regime started snatching the Jews, she became part of the underground for hiding Jews.
At one time, Corrie ten Boom would have laughed at the idea that she had a story to tell. I pray that they would find God to be their hiding place. He arrived at the shop years ago after being a traveling clock repairman. It is inconceivable to Americans that any civilized nation could descend to the depths of depravity that man can descend. An ordained minister, Willem lives with his wife and children about thirty miles away in Hilversum. Their uneventful days, as regulated as their own watches, revolved around their abiding love for one another. Willem explains to Corrie in Dutch that the man escaped from Munich in a milk truck after teenagers set fire to his beard.
The listener is left with a story of extraordinary humanity, goodness and overwhelming love. The real questions we must deal with is where really is our hearts allegiance, and how much are we willing to pay for that commitment. I was born 10 years after the war that shaped this remarkable woman and her family. I eagerly anticipate when I can get into to the car and immerse myself in The Hiding Place. It was always more terrible when one of these innocent ones was beaten.
The author of devotional books treasured by millions, she was also a colorful, amusing speaker. GradeSaver, 7 May 2015 Web. An incredible testimony of a family completely sold out for God whatever the cost. 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. Corrie Ten Boom is a great example of faith and Christlike love.
That message is illustrated in the lives of Corrie ten Boom the author and her sister Betsy, as well as others. I read it many years ago, probably more than once, but I missed so much. I highly recommend this audio. Corrie shares of her strong faith, and her lack of faith at times. It is a beautiful testimony of the work of God in the midst of horror.
I've had to ration myself to listen to this book on my commute, but it's definitely changed my perspective about the drive. Nollie and her family arrive. These are relayed factually without embellishment or sensationalism. What a strong, courageous woman Corrie Ten Boom was. The book was written a full 25 years after the facts, and I think it shows. But, this book was just that, wonderful. First emerging in print in the past decade, these 50 lost sermonettes now come to you in one inspirational volume, sharing with you messages of faith, hope, and forgiveness from a veteran saint.