Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Book Review "The Hiding Place"

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom with Elizabeth and John Sherrill.
5 stars

Have you ever needed a re-focus or a change of perspective? A glimpse into this sweet woman's life will most certainly help.

When I sat down and opened the first page, I was greeted by a family. The Hiding Place is more than a story of persecution, it is a sharing in the life of community and family. This woman's whole life was dedicated to people, both in her community and around the world. She served her family, friends, neighbors, and even her enemies, all to the glory of God. This is her eye witness account of God's power, strength, and shelter. The reality that even in the midst of a dreadful extermination camp, He is our hiding place.

I don't recommend this book to anyone who is sensitive to graphic descriptions, because you'll walk through prison, a concentration camp, and an extermination camp. You'll also walk through death and life with her as she suffers great loss and devistations, but also learns the richness of God's grace.

"There is no pit so deep that God's love is not deeper still." -Corrie ten Boom.


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