The Hiding Place – Corrie Ten Boom

Book Review
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The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom is an amazing story of faith amidst the horrors of the Holocaust, and has a richly-deserved place among the ‘Christian classics.’  This book review was written by Hank Griffith of South Suburban Evangelical Free Church in Apple Valley, Minnesota.

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Resource Description

Corrie Ten Boom (with John & Elizabeth Sherrill) 

Uhrichsville, Ohio: Barbour Publishing, 1971 


The blurb on this book: “An amazing story of faith amidst the horrors of the Holocaust, The Hiding Place has a richly-deserved place among the ‘Christian classics.’

“In this autobiographical account, Corrie ten Boom tells of her family’s attempt to save Dutch Jews from a Nazi roundup – until their efforts were discovered and the entire family sent to a concentration camp. Her father and sister would die in captivity, but Corrie would survive to write, preach, and personally share the story of God’s love and forgiveness – even to her former Nazi captors! 

My recent re-reading of this Christian classic was a moving experience for me. If you have never read this book or seen the movie based on it, you are missing out on one of the most powerful 20th century stories of faith ever told.  

If you have read it, read it again, then recommend it your children and grandchildren. What Corrie, her sister Betsie, and their elderly father went through during the Nazi occupation of Holland, and what God did in and through them is incredible. It needs to be heard by future generations.  



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