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For me this was a difficult book to listen to. It is hard to say that a book about the cold and callous abuse suffered in prison and a concentration camp was wonderful. But, this book was just that, wonderful. I found myself horrified by much of this story of faith, family and survival. Carrie and her family set the standard of living their faith in love very high. The book is especially good because Carrie tells the reader so much about herself and the life she and her family lived before the war involved Holland. It made me feel I knew them and how they would cope and rise to any challenge presented. The best thing about the book was that it was an overview of a whole life. It wasn't just one awful phase plucked out of a life and told out of context. At the end I felt I understood the ten Boom family and their faith and rock like belief in prayer and God's love and abiding protection. Somehow this book was able to flesh out the true horror of WWII. It left me wondering about the stark contrast between the hate filled invaders and collaborators capable of such atrocities and the simple kindness and love exhibited by people like the ten Boom's. Carrie seems to have written the book as a challenge to others to choose to live a life of forgiveness, love and peace. Very inspiring.
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What did you love best about The Hiding Place?
I read this book in high school....many, many years behind me now, and to listen to this book just made me rekindle that forgiveness, love and understanding of God is all in His time. When our flesh can't do it God gives us the strength to put our hand out. Corrie and her sister Betsy were extraordinary women, I loved her story, How they conquered their time in a horrible place, always going forth with HOPE and FAITH. I will re-listen to this book over and over again.
What did you like best about this story?
The way I could "feel" every situation the narrator painted the picture excellent.
Which character – as performed by Wanda McCaddon – was your favorite?
Hard to choose
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This book moved me. God is always faithful. True women of faith. Would definitely recommend.
An immensely moving first hand account of Corrie and her family's second world war experience. Such a powerful tribute to all those who survived at the hands of the Nazis in their concentration camps. I cannot recommend this book more highly!
For lack of a better Christian word, I was "spellbound" at the reading of this book. I was born 10 years after the war that shaped this remarkable woman and her family. She was extraordinary before her capture but her achievements cannot all be contained in books alone. My mother, though never meeting her, was one of her biggest admirers. My mother herself suffered many struggles in her life of heartbreak and betrayal but she took courage from Corrie Ten Boom's story. One day I will bow at her feet to pay homage to this lady, one of God's generals, in the presence of God and His holy angels and will meet these dear saints who paid such a price for the good of others. The reading was excellently delivered. Thank you'