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[ Read Online The Hiding Place Ö gamebooks PDF ] by Corrie ten Boom Ç If you consider reading this book, be warned When John and Elizabeth Sherrill wrote the memoir of Corrie ten Boom, they clearly had an agenda The first half of the book was okay That s the reason I gave it 2 and not 1 star The second half, set during the war years and Corrie s imprisonment in Ravensbruck, was all about worshipping God and Jesus, praying, miracles and prophecies Even for all the cruelties that happened, there was a higher divine plan At some point, In Ravensbruck, they were thanking god for being naked in front of SS guards because Jesus was naked on his cross too And they thanked god for the fleas and the lice, so the guards wouldn t enter the barracks and they could read the bible and worship god Obviously they were ignorant of the diseases caused by the vermin There was also a miraculous, never ending bottle of vitamins, that allegedly was smuggled into By far one of the best and most inspirational books I ve ever read I ve underlined so many parts of this book I first read this with my first book club almost 10 years ago and read it back in October with my current book club still find it absolutely amazing and one I want to read and re read One of my favorite themes of the book is stated by the author on page 31 the experiences of our lives, when we let God use them, become the mysterious and perfect preparation for the work He will give us to do Goes along with my belief that all things will work together for our good Not that only good things will happen to us, but that all things will work for our good Even when our Father takes us, not to the windmill or swans on the canal but somewhere where we don t want to go and we howl and struggle all the way p 40 We can trust in Him that all things will Every human being should be required to read this book I guarantee it will change forever the way you look at life The memoir is a true account of Corrie Ten Boom s experiences in German occupied Holland during WWII and afterward in prisons and concentration camps The most amazing thing to me is that she was not Jewish She was a Dutch Christian who freely sacrificed her own life, and the lives of those she loved most, to fight against cruelty and hate I read the book aloud to my husband, taking a break at some point in each chapter just because I couldn t read for the tears I can understand overcoming amid tragedy, but thanking God for the fleas that are eating your flesh Praying for the guard who beats you Two questions kept going through my head in the journey with Corrie Are there really people in the world who are this GOOD and Why am I such a selfish, ungrateful, spoiled Most people have started 2018 with parties and fireworks I ve started it by finishing a five star book I ve read The Hiding Place a few times before but not in recent years With so many Christian friends on Goodreads, it is the book that I see most often on people s favourite shelf During this re read I was reminded that it deserves to be there.
Most of you will know the story Corrie ten Boom and her sister Betsie are the unmarried daughters of Casper, a Christian watchmaker in Holland during the early 1900 s 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 The scene is set by the author, Corrie, and a picture of a happy family life emerges The everyday details and the author s humour are what make the book, indeed she is a marvellous story teller an
, but reading about it here on Goodreads reminded me how much I had been absorbed and overwhelmed by the courage and utter dedication of this young woman the author and I valued it highly Although Corrie is a deeply commited Christian you don t have be of any particular religion to read and appreciate this book She risked everything including her life during World War II to save as many Jews as possible from the Nazi regime in Holland She and her older sister Betsie lived through terrifying times to achieve this and endured starvation, torture and humiliation when captured by the Gestapo The first half of the book is about her daily life as the daughter of a man widely acclaimed as At One Time Corrie Ten Boom Would Have Laughed At The Idea That There Would Ever Be A Story To Tell For The First Fifty Years Of Her Life Nothing At All Out Of The Ordinary Had Ever Happened To Her She Was An Old Maid Watchmaker Living Contentedly With Her Spinster Sister And Their Elderly Father In The Tiny Dutch House Over Their Shop Their Uneventful Days, As Regulated As Their Own Watches, Revolved Around Their Abiding Love For One Another However, With The Nazi Invasion And Occupation Of Holland, A Story Did Ensue Corrie Ten Boom And Her Family Became Leaders In The Dutch Underground, Hiding Jewish People In Their Home In A Specially Built Room And Aiding Their Escape From The Nazis For Their Help, All But Corrie Found Death In A Concentration Camp The Hiding Place Is Their Story I read this book in honor of my mother The Hiding Place was one of her favorite books I remember her telling stories about it and reading passages aloud when I was a kid The Hiding Place is the story of a Dutch family who helped Jews hide from Nazis during World War II Corrie worked in her father s watchmaking shop and used the store as a front to help with underground activities A secret room was built in the family s home that allowed Jews to hide when German agents visited the house Eventually, Corrie and her family were arrested and sent to prison, and later to a concentration camp Throughout the ordeal, Corrie relied on her Christian beliefs to give her hope and strength.
After finishing the book, I can understand why my mother was so captivated by Corrie s story My mom was also strong in her Christian faith, and she had a longtime fascination with World War Okay, so the many five stars all around on this here book page were warranted It s a heartbreaking, painful read It s also full of faith, strength, kindness and perseverance I m very glad I gave it a listen 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 Corrie ten Boom is a 40 something spinster at peace with her quiet life She is a watchmaker in her father s shop and lives with her older sister and their kind father She never expected to become embroiled in an underground revolution but when German soldiers invade her homeland and friends and neighbors start to disappear because they are Jewish or lending Jewish families safe harbor, s This is a profound book, and one that will not leave you unmoved I was even inspired to write a poem before I finished reading it it does contain a few spoilers for those who don t know Corrie s story Victory Songby Melissa M.
May 16, 2010Golden glimpses of the sun,Bits of clouds between the bars.
Coughing blood, matted hair,Questions, memories, leaving scars.
Making friends with tiny ants,Spilling crumbs to bring them out.
Crossing days off on the wall,Wondering what this is all about.
Planned by God, even this Yes, and rejoicing still,Corrie ten Boom lying there,Knowing that this is God s will.
Father died no, was releasedTo Canaan s fairer land above.
Jews in hiding did escape,This the outcome of God s love.
Will we sing in trials now,Fight the sin and lonely days Will we bravely others reach,And remember God s holy ways Lord, we ask for strength and grace,Love for others true and strong,