Book Reviews of Hiding Place

Hiding Place
Hiding Place
Author: Corrie Ten Boom
ISBN-13: 9780553226379
ISBN-10: 0553226371
Publication Date: 3/1982
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

5 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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I read this book when I was a teenager. It is an extra-
ordinary book about Corrie Ten Boom's forgiving love during WWII. This is a good book for anyone to read; to
learn about people being oppressed, and other details
about WWI.
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fantastic book! super inspiring to learn about a woman whose faith in God brought her through the most tragic and horrible of circumstance... This book will change your life! "There is no pit that God is not deeper still." (quote from the book, one of my favs!)
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This is an amazing firsthand account of a Christian family in Holland that sheltered Jews during WWII. I found their faith in God throughout the horrors they suffered to be inspirational beyond belief. I admit that I am not religious, but even so this book was extremely inspirational. It also gives great insight into the few good people that risked their lives to help others during the bleakness that was the Holocaust. If you have an interest in WWII, the Holocaust or Jesus this book is for you.
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This is a really interesting book that feels like "The Diary of Anne Frank" and some similar stories.
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This is my favorite Christian book of all. (and I've read MANY!) I've read it many times and have bought and given away numerous copies. If you haven't read Corrie Ten Boom, you'll want to read many more of her books after this one.
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The Hiding Place is a riveting page-turner describing how a middle aged Dutch Watchmaker became a heroine of the Resistance, a survivor of Hitlers concentration camps, and one of the most remarkable evagelists of the twentieth century.

Only Corrie ten Boom survived to tell of how faith triumphed over evil, a story that would touch the hearts of millions.
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This book was truely amazing. I was constantly amazed by the characters' faith and trust in God. I kept wondering what kind of person I would be if put in the same situation. I would hope that I would rely on God and sacrifice as much as they did. I loved Corrie's father and his wisdom. It was very touching when he told her that her father (both earthly and Heavenly) would carry her burdens for her until she was able to do it herself. That message kept appearing throughout the book and their trials. This was an inspiring tale.
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This book was at least as good in 2011 as it was when I read it first in about 1981. These people aren't just good religious people, they are spunky and humorous and human. They face the challenge of opposing the world gone mad under Hitler's regime, and come to grips with worse than life-threatening fears, and succeed brilliantly. It's a delightful peek at 1930's life in Holland, and makes you feel a part of a wonderfully "functional" family. The book also helps you feel the horror of WWII with its tragic destruction of cities, homes and people. It is one of the best books written.
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Incredible story. A "must read".
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One of my all-time favorite books to inspire christians.
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A must-read. Riveting and honest.
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This is a great book about Corrie Ten Boom's experiences during WWII. She helped many Jews until she, along with her sister, was caught and sent to a concentration camp. We can learn much from her example of faith and courage even in the most dire of circumstances! A must read for everyone.
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An outstanding book. Ten Boom tells the story of her family during
World War II, how their Christian values cause them to take in Jewish neighbors, setting up an underground support system. Eventually caught, the story becomes one of survival through God's will and protection first in a Dutch prison, then in a concentration camp. A gripping story of God's grace, I could not put it down.
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This is one of my favorite books. This presents a true Christianity--Jesus present "in the midst" of trouble.
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One of the best books I have ever read. This is required reading in my house for my children before they leave home. You will walk with Corrie and her sister as they experience both the horrors evil men, and women, can do to each other and the incredible mercy and forgivemenss humankind can also give to one another. An amazing book of survival, faith validated, and forgiveness.
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I read this book when I was 12 years old and I have never forgotten it. It is an eyeopening true story which will show you how the heart can overcome adversity. Love was put into the writing of this book and I highly recommend it.
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An extraordinary example of Christ's love. The people in this book show a true example of how to love the way Jesus did. Wonderful book. Inspiring and encouraging. Beautiful!
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This is a book I have read and shared with many others throughout my life. The lives of Corrie and her family were truly amazing.The level of their faith puts most of us to shame.

Read (or re-read) this wonderful book and cling to the encouragement it will give you.

We need it in this day and age.
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Always an inspiration!
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A Classic about World War II and the treatment of those sympathetic to the Jewish population in Germany.
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This is a great book about Corrie Ten Boom's experiences during WWII. She helped many Jews until she, along with her sister, was caught and sent to a concentration camp. We can learn much from her example of faith and courage even in the most dire of circumstances! A must read for everyone.
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True story about a family from Holland who hid Jews in their home during WW2. We have all read about the war and this was another account of the horrors many people experienced. Excellent story of how faith helps people get through trials.
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This is an excellent book about Jews being hidden during the Nazi occupation, somewhat like "The Diary of Ann Frank."
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An inspirational classic -- Anne Frank from the other side.
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Amazing book! It is always exciting to see God prepare a Christian for important events and then guide him through them! Corrie learned how to think and live like a Christian. What a powerful testimony! Trust God and when you look back, you will understand why the trials were essential to your life.
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WOW- I received this book from another PBS member-It is awesome- Corrie and her family were such heroes
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This is a life-changing book. You will never be the same after reading it. It takes you to a dark place where you think you surely cannot survive, even wishing to die at times. You wonder if God has deserted you, and you were only trying to good in the world. But then God shows up in amazing ways that can only be described as Divine Providence. You realize you were chosen to be used to a higher purpose than you ever dreamed. Needs to be read more than once in your lifetime to always keep it fresh in your mind.
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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 gave it a listen. The narrator is terrific and emotive and has the ability to draw you into the time and place instead of taking you out of it!

Corrie ten Boom is a 40 something spinster at peace with her quiet life. She is a watchmaker in her father's shop and lives with her older sister and their kind father. She never expected to become embroiled in an underground revolution but when German soldiers invade her homeland and friends and neighbors start to disappear because they are Jewish or lending Jewish families safe harbor, she can't stand by and do nothing. As conditions become increasingly worse for the unfortunate people in her beloved town, she decides to put her life in danger in order to save those of others. Her family has a hidden room built and they take in the desperate. Eventually she is imprisoned, along with most of her family. She recounts the long, grueling days of hellish conditions in prison and in concentration camps. The sickness, the starvation and the everyday cruelties inflicted.

I'm not religious but these characters are and they walk with a strong belief and unwavering (for the most part) faith and a gratitude for everything, even ants and fleas, yet I never felt preached at. Their faith makes up a big part of who they were and how they managed to make it through the inhumane conditions. If you read this account, it will leave a mark on you for certain. It's not a book I will easily forget.
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A story of one family, and their faith, that God would be with them as they stood up for what was right. And God never failed them, as He will never fail us.