Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Hiding Place

The Hiding Place is a 1971 book on the life of Corrie ten Boom, written by ten Boom together with John and Elizabeth Sherrill. The title refers to the physical hiding place, the ten Boom hiding place, where the ten Boom family secreted Jews hiding from the Nazis.

Dutch Family Sheltered Jews in WWII

The ten Boom family of the Netherlands provided shelter, the so called ten Boom hiding place, for an estimated 800 Jews and protected many Dutch resistance fighters during WWII. Their activities were eventually discovered by the Nazis and the family was sent to prison. Four ten Booms gave their lives for this family's commitment, but Corrie came home from the death camp. She realized her life was a gift from God, and she needed to share what she. "There is no pit so deep that God's love is not deeper still", and "God will give us the love to be able to forgive our enemies". At age 53, Corrie began a world-wide ministry which took her into more than 60 countries in the next 32 years! She testified to God's love and encouraged all she met with the message that "Jesus is Victor".