Showing posts from January, 2012

The Hiding Place

The Hiding Place, by Corrie Ten Boom (with Elizabeth and John Sherril) is definitely a winner. I read it for book club at the suggestion of a friend, and was immediately drawn into it by the first-person narrative. It is a biography, but it reads like a story- a story of a Christian woman and her family living in Holland, who become leaders in an underground operation to protect the lives of Jews from the Nazis. I expected it to be depressing, what with the horrors of a concentration camp that Corrie was forced to suffer; but surprisingly, with Corrie and her sister Betsie’s optimism and relationship with God, I found it to be very inspiring.

I have not seen the 1975 movie version of The Hiding Place, but it looks good, although not necessarily perfectly accurate.

This book admittedly does not start out with a lot of action, but I wouldn't have it any other way. The beginning of the book, before the German occupation, is very essential for reasons of showing contrast, and …