In World War II she and her family risked their lives to help Jews and underground workers escape from the Nazi's, and for their work they were tested in the infamous Nazi death camps. Only Corrie among her whole 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 in not deeper still. Now The Hiding Place, repackaged for a new generation of readers, continue to declare that God's love will overcome, heal and restore.
©2009 Corrie Ten Boom; (P)2009 christianaudio.com
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Story was lovingly read with the voice of (what sounded like) an elder woman who gave the impression that she understood the hardships faced by Corrie. I mention this because the book places Corrie in her 50's and so it feels as though you were actually hearing the words from Corrie herself.
I was completely taken by how Corrie and her sister Betsy were able to keep so much hate from entering their hearts for their captors and for that matter all the bad that was happening around them. It was amazing to hear of all the good they were able to accomplish through the underground and the many lives that were touched by such a loving family. The story talks much of the work they accomplished for years prior to the capture of her family and each persons involvement as well as her life prior to the invasion of Holland. So the story does not linger on how much bad had occured after they were captured and is not so sullan as to depress the listener. It gave me a new found respect for the affection of others and also how God was able to heal and protect during such a tumultuous time.
Yes, because the narrator makes me feel like I am actually hearing Corrie Ten Boom. I read the print version several years ago and the audio version has been even better!
Corrie of course, because it is a first person narrative, but she is quite adept at bringing out the characters or each of the other people in the book--even the men.
This is an extremely sad and serious book overall, but it is not depressing. Throughout the book, the grace and sovereignty of God is evident.
God promises in Isaiah 41:10, "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand" and The Hiding Place is evidence of His faithfulness to this promise.
"Wasn't prepared to be this inspired"
What a great book! Not only is her story inspirational but her writing is excellent. I very much enjoyed this narrator and felt as if it were Corrie reading it herself. This is a must read!
"Fantastic Book and Fantastic Reading of it!"
I was turned onto this book by an excerpt of it from a Sunday school message. It is a great story and greatly challenges and convicts. Her and her sister Betsy's ability to forgive is flat out amazing and puts into perspective how petty some of the items people are unforgiving over. I HIGHLY recommend this book and the reading of it.
"Always been a favorite!"
This Book has always been one of my favs! Great listen, daunting story, makes you appreciate life in so many avenues.
Great personal history. Very inspiring. Corrie Ten Boom is a real woman of God and her sister and father are true examples of how Christ uses us and protects us no matter what the situtiation.
I confess...I cried. Powerfully moving story, and many of its lessons ended up in my Facebook statuses each day.
"A "Must Listen" for All"
Inspiring. Humbling. Precious.
The best thing about this story is that even after listening to it thirty years after I first read it, it still is able to draw me in, sit me down in the story, and keep my head and my heart engaged.
Bernadette Dunne cared about what she did. She cared about the characters. She erased the line between story and listener.
Forgiveness. When Corrie is able to draw on her sister's courage and sense of mercy and forgive.
It would be good if this book were heard or read by young women seeking heroines.
"A Must Read"
Yes, very moving book and I know that I miss pieces when listening because my attention may be drawn away. I believe that a person would benefit from more than one time through this book.
The book of Revelation. The trials that those people endured had to seem to them like they were living in the end times.
She brings a personality to each character in the book with the influx of emotion and diction in her voice.
So many. But the ending when Betsy's visions are realized by her sister.
"This Book will give you HOPE"
These days on average, most people would never have the honor or great responsibility of saving another human beings life; not to mention multiple human beings lives.
For me, a book like this give me hope in humanity. A hope much like a candle that gets dimmer and dimmer as the days drag on, but is re-lit to it's former glory upon hearing such a beautiful treasure of a story.
During a time not so long ago, there were many people in need of multitudes of complicated assistance, and there were others courageous enough to open their doors and do their best to provide the much needed aid; risking their own lives to save the lives of those they didn't even know, without a second thought.
It would have been much easier, and better for their health, if the ten Boom family just turned those in need away. The couldn't turn one soul away, and in helping these people they save the lives of many, many human beings.
Corrie ten Boom's story is entrancing and fascinatingly addictive, once you start you can't stop. One family with so much love in their hearts, I could only hope to have the honor of helping one person in my life the way they helped so, so many during theirs.
This is a book not to miss if you like suspense, hearing about the triumphs of good over extreme evil, and anything about WW2 heroics.
IMO-- LISTEN TO THIS BOOK, IT'S AWESOME!
"Excelent reading of a book I loved many years ago"
I read, The Hiding Place, as a teenager and was really enthralled by Corrie's story. When I saw it on Audible I wondered if it would be read as I read it, It was. It really brought the horror of the Concentration camps and the absolute faith of the sisters to life.
As a grown up it has challenged me to step up my faith and to accept that God is in control, even when it seems I am so far away.
Fully recommend this.
"journey into Christ"
slow start.totally engaging. poignant inspiring insight into the dilemmas and struggles of the true walk with Christ
I listened to this with 5 of my kids aged 14 down to 4.
It was an incredible story to share together.
Beautifully written and beautifully read. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
There were wonderful moments when Corrie and Betsy's faith shone through bringing both laughter and tears. Definitely a book to spur one on to contentment whatever the circumstances.
Such interesting details from family life in Holland to preparing for a raid from the police to surviving a concentration camp.
Gripping and moving.
"Fantastic.A really heart wrenching real life story"
This is a story about a Family from Holland and their trials faced during the war. This is quite sad in some parts and to know these things really happened is very sobering. The family's strong unshakable faith in Jesus is inspiring. I would recommend this book.
This is a great book of stupendous faith and courage. God's love flows through those with deep faith in the face of occupation and the concentration camps. Moving and inspiring.
"Beautifully narrated, very moving story"
The narration. Bernadette Dunne's performance was perfect, with her lilting and gentle voice.
The testimony to God's strength and Corrie ten Boom and her family's faith. The whole story is beautifully described with some lovely turns of phrase.
I really felt that Bernadette Dunne WAS Corrie ten Boom, I felt as if I was listening to her own story.
Many. The descriptions of the living conditions in Ravensbruck were very vivid. The descriptions of her family life were very moving.
This was an utter delight to listen to due to Bernadette Dunne's lilting narration. In spite of the story being ultimately harrowing, it is suffused with hope.
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