The Hiding Place is a wonderful story about Christian Faith of the Ten Boom family during the Nazi occupation. A must-read book!

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As the Nazi madness swept across Europe, a quiet watchmaker’s family in Holland risked everything for the sake of others, and for the love of Christ. Despite the danger and threat of discovery, the ten Boom family courageously offered shelter to persecuted Jews during the Nazi occupation of Holland. Then a trap brought about the family’s arrest. Could God’s love shine through, even in Ravensbruck?

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Corrie ten Boom
Born Cornelia ten Boom
15 April 1892
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died 15 April 1983 (aged 91)
Placentia, California, United States
Occupation Writer, clocksmith
Religion Christianity

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Born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Corrie ten Boom grew up in the nearby city of Haarlem as the youngest of four children born to Cornelia Johanna Arnolda (died 1921 of a cerebral haemorrhage) and Casper(1859–1944). She had two sisters, Betsie ten Boom (died 1944 in the Ravensbrück concentration camp) and Nollie (died in 1953); her brother, Willem ten Boom, was born in 1887 and died in 1946 of spinaltuberculosis. Corrie’s three maternal aunts also lived with her family: Bep died in the early 1920s of tuberculosis; Jans died in the mid-1920s of diabetes; and Anna, who took care of the children after their mother’s death, died in the early 1930s.

Casper ten Boom worked as a watchmaker, and in 1924 Corrie became the first licensed female watchmaker in the Netherlands. Corrie and Betsie never married, and until their arrest they lived their entire lives in their childhood home in Haarlem. Corrie also ran a church for mentally-disabled people, raised foster children in her home, and was extremely active in other charitable causes.

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The Ten Boom Family

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I absolutely treasure this book and I do recommend The Hiding Place for reading. How about you girls, any recommendation? Any book that has touched your heart?

Praise to the Lord.


3 Comments Add yours

  1. God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew is another moving true story. Corrie Ten Boom traveled with him, speaking about Jesus Christ!


    1. Daisy says:

      Yes, I have that book on my read list, definitely have to push it higher. Thanks 🙂


      1. Amazing story – full of God miracles.


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