Corrie ten Boom was a woman admired the world over for her courage, her forgiveness, and her memorable faith. In World War II, she and her family risked their lives to help Jews escape the Nazis, and their reward was a trip to Hitler’s concentration camps. But she survived and was released–as a result of a clerical error–and now shares the story of how faith triumphs over evil.
For thirty-five years Corrie’s dramatic life story, full of timeless virtues, has prepared readers to face their own futures with faith, relying on God’s love to overcome, heal, and restore. Now releasing in a thirty-fifth anniversary edition for a new generation of readers, The Hiding Place tells the riveting story of how a middle-aged Dutch watchmaker became a heroine of the Resistance, a survivor of Hitler’s death camps, and one of the most remarkable evangelists of the twentieth century.
I read this book during the 2020 coronavirus quarantine — talk about putting things into perspective. I know this is technically the story of Corrie ten Boom’s life, but for me, it was more about Betsie. Her heart for and understanding of God was nothing short of miraculous. That she could have been tortured in such a way and still loved everyone the way God commanded her to is almost beyond inspiring.
The Nazi regime and the Holocaust are two dark stains on the history of humanity, but the light of God that shined through Corrie and Betsie ten Boom is downright life-changing. I don’t think I’ll be the same person now that I’ve read this book; I hope that I won’t be.
I really do believe this should be required reading for anyone studying World War II. Get your copy here!