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  • This entry is part 9 of 29 in the series Bookshelf.

The Hiding Place By Corrie Ten Boom

    The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
    with John and Elizabeth Sherrill (1971)


    The setting for this memoir begins in Haarlem, Holland, in 1937, and ends with Corrie ten Boom’s death in Orange County, California on April 15, 1983, her 91st birthday. In between, there are flashbacks to her youth in Haarlem where she was born in 1892, and explanations of the old and odd Dutch house where... (GOODREADS)

    Corrie and Betsie ten Boom are middle-aged sisters working in their father's watchmaker shop in pre-WWII Holland. Their uneventful lives are disrupted with the coming of the Nazis. Suspected of hiding Jews & caught breaking rationing rules, they are sent to a concentration camp, where their Christian faith keeps them from despair and bitterness. Betsie eventually dies, but Corrie survives, and after the war, must learn to love and forgive her former captors. (IMDB)


    When people come up and give me a compliment... I take each remark as if it were a flower. At the end of the day I lift up the bouquet of flowers I have gathered throughout the day and say, "Here you are, Lord, it is all Yours." —Corrie Ten Boom


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    Running to the God of Unity: The holy community God is creating and how it is to live out its calling. "I therefore, a prisoner for the LORD, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace." Ephesians 4:1-3


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  1. LaSorcia
    An amazing story. She and her sister are truly saints.
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    1. Pilgrim
      I agree. I'm thankful to God for sparing Corrie's life in that concentration camp, so she lived to share her story. I'm certain her story has touched many lives, in many ways, and her testimony helped lead many unbelievers to conviction by the Holy Spirit unto Salvation in Christ Jesus. God bless you. All glory to God.
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  • This entry is part 9 of 29 in the series Bookshelf.