The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom

The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom

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.

Title:The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780553256697
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About Corrie ten Boom

Corrie ten Boom and her family were Christians who were active in social work in their home town of Haarlem, the Netherlands. During the Nazi occupation, they chose to act out their faith through peaceful resistance to the Nazis by active participation in the Dutch underground. They were hiding, feeding and transporting Jews and underground members hunted by the Gestapo out of the country. It is e


    The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom Reviews

  • Werner

    When I was adding every book I could remember ever reading to my Goodreads shelves, I automatically slapped three-star ratings on all the nonfiction books (unless I'd disliked them, or they were speci...

  • Meg

    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 Ho...

  • Natalie Vellacott

    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 fr...

  • Greta

    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...

  • Karen

    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 Octobe...

  • Leila

    I have read this book before many years ago., 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 (t...

  • Diane

    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...

  • Bark

    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 g...

  • Noel

    Two stars. That's the best I can do on a book that came highly recommended and that I read with relish as I had just been to Amsterdam and surrounding areas, visited the Museum of the Resistance and t...

  • Liz

    I qualified the recommendation based on age because there are some difficult situations I think, for younger people. I have read many, many holocaust books, and this is by far my favorite. I wept and ...