The Hiding Place

The Hiding Place

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"Every experience God gives us . . . is the perfect preparation for the future only He can see."--Corrie ten Boom

Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch watchmaker who became a heroine of the Resistance, a survivor of Hitler's concentration camps, and one of the most remarkable evangelists of the twentieth century. In World War II she and her family risked their lives to help Jews and underground workers escape from the Nazis, and for their work they were tested in the infamous Nazi death camps. Only Corrie among her family survived to tell the story of how faith ultimately triumphs over evil.

Here is the riveting account of how Corrie and her family were able to save many of God's chosen people. For 35 years millions have seen that there is no pit so deep that God's love is not deeper still. Now The Hiding Place , repackaged for a new generation of readers, continues to declare that God's love will overcome, heal, and restore.

"A groundbreaking book that shines a clear light on one of the darkest moments of history."--Philip Yancey, author, The Jesus I Never Knew

"Ten Boom's classic is even more relevant to the present hour than at the time of its writing. We . . . need to be inspired afresh by the courage manifested by her family."--Jack W. Hayford, president, International Foursquare Church; chancellor, The King's College and Seminary

"The Hiding Place is a classic that begs revisiting. Corrie ten Boom lived the deeper life with God. Her gripping story of love in action will challenge and inspire you!"--Joyce Meyer, best-selling author and Bible teacher
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Chosen Books, 1996, c1984
Edition: 25th anniversary ed., new pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9780800792473
Branch Call Number: 940.53492/TEN 4565 1
Additional Contributors: Sherrill, John L.
Sherrill, Elizabeth


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Aug 02, 2017

Such a great read. Sometimes, when I feel grumpy about my circumstances, I remember the positivity the author's sister maintained in the camp. It turns my focus back on God and what He may be doing in those circumstances.

CRRL_VirginiaJohnson Jun 08, 2017

Somehow, Dutch resistance worker Corrie made it through the Holocaust without being overcome by hate. Learn how. A classic autobiography.

Jun 15, 2016

A riveting tale of one family's triumph through Christ over the evil surrounding them. A wonderful read.

May 10, 2016

This book is such a nail-biter, I had to get a pencil after the first few chapters because I had no nails left to bite! This book is truly a must-read for every Christian, and I believe that even non-Christians will find it an inspiring and intriguing story. What I really appreciated about it was that, unlike so many other books from this period, it focuses not on the horrors of the prison camps, but on the fact that He is present, even in the darkest, cruelest places, and that His people are able to find and spread His love and peace no matter what is being done to them. If you like intense, Christian books, "The Hiding Place" is the book for you!

Nov 10, 2015

I found this book to be a very interesting yet intense account of repulsive events. The book is written from Corrie’s viewpoint. She uses such great illustration that I felt I was there and standing next to her – in her watchmaking shop, dining room, and barrack. It seemed like the book was slow moving at first. The author gives a lot of detail about the Ten Boom’s watchmaking shop and characters that we only see for the first few chapters of the book. I felt like a lot of this could have been edited out since the heart of the story is Corrie’s faith-driven effort to save others. Overall though, I thought this book was well written as it captivated my attention and my heart for the characters – all the way to the end. I really enjoyed learning a history lesson through the eyes of someone who lived through it. This book made me to want to be more self-less and to help others in need. It also gave me compassion for those who lived through the Holocaust.

Oct 08, 2015

I read this over two decades ago and I still remember some of the things described.

Jul 28, 2015

Corrie risked it all to serve God and others; a great read!

Jun 30, 2015

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What a story completely filled to the brim with God's providence and care amidst one of the deepest, darkest times in modern history! Corrie's story is powerful, riveting, and emotional as she takes us on a journey through German-controlled Holland and beyond in the German concentration camps, shedding light on a rather painful subject that people often turn a blind eye to. What really was amazing for me was the fact that Corrie went on after the war to forgive all the people who had wronged her, even German camp guards and people who betrayed her. She is such an inspiration and role model for those of us who are Christians. Definitely an amazing book, something you can read over and over again.

May 12, 2015

If ever there was a book on compassion and turning the other cheek; this is it! The trials Corrie and her family suffer are deplorable at the hands of the Nazis. However, what she chooses to do after they end is what makes this book incredible. I still think of her sister being grateful for the fleas and why it really was a blessing to them.

Apr 14, 2015

This book is heart breaking, but even more so, breathtaking and beautiful! As Corrie perseveres through a German prison camp with God's strength, it oh so encouraging that Christians can believe in God's sovereignty. Our lives here on earth are terrible, whether in a German prison camp, or in a grueling math test. And it's only going to get worse. But Christians get to have another life. A life without death, sickness, poverty, or sin. And this belief is what got Corrie through prison camp. She knew that even if she died there, she would have a better life in eternity forever with her Savior, Jesus Christ, and other fellow believers, worshiping the One who loved her more than anything, or anybody, else.

A great read, very encouraging, and highly recommended!

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Apr 14, 2015

Violence: There are very illustrative descriptions of the violence committed against the Jews and people in the prison camps.

Apr 14, 2015

Other: Corrie and her sister, Betsie, do stand naked in front of German soldiers.


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Jun 08, 2013

"Love is the strongest force in the world, and when it is blocked that means pain. There are two things we can do when this happens. We can kill the love so that it stops hurting. But then, of course, part of us dies, too. Or…we can ask God to open up another route for that love to travel…Whenever we cannot love in the old human way…God can give us the perfect way."

Jun 08, 2013

"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God."


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