I was looking for books on my online library. I found a couple that were interesting so I put them on hold. When I put one on hold I looked at other suggested books they had. I saw The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom.
I read this book when I was a teen. It was one of the first biographies I read about WWII. This is what the cover looked like then….
It imprinted a real compassion in me for people who lived in Europe through WWII and dealt with death on a daily basis. It also helped me realize how important forgiveness is.
When I saw the book, I thought I’d read it again. I rarely, if ever, re-read a book. I wanted to see if the book was as good as I remembered. After all, I remembered the “feeling” of the book but not the actual story.
This is the cover now…
…and it was wonderful. It was right that I remembered this book with reverence. The story was good. The feeling was good. This book has Christian based themes but they do it so wonderfully.
Here is what Amazon had to say:
“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.”
Amazon readers give the book 4.9 stars…YES. I’ll agree. I think this will always be on my list of books that have stuck with me for a long time. In this case…almost 40 years.