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Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Hiding Place

"The Hiding Place" by Corrie ten Boom with John & Elizabeth Sherrill
Narrated by Bernadette Dunne
Publisher: christianaudio Hovel

Point: God's love in Jesus Christ can be found even in the darkest events and can change even the darkest of souls.
Path: Following the path of Corrie Ten Boom through WW2, this story clearly demonstrates the faithful promise - "I will never leave you nor forsake you." The story begins with Corrie's part in hiding Jews in her home, continues with her desperate situation in the prison camps, and finishes with her post war work among the hurting of the land. During this difficult time of her life, the losing of her father, sister, and other family members, Corrie seeks peace and joy in Christ amidst the horrific conditions of the War.

Sources: This is a personal story.

Agreement: Peace and joy may only be found in Christ.

Disagreement: Because of the purpose of this book, it is tough to disagree with it. Although at times it felt as though physical and mental healing were the focus rather than a personal relationship with Christ, the author clearly has realized the importance of a personal faith in Christ.

Personal App: I only hope that as I and my family begin to experience persecution, that the Gospel will be at the front of our minds. I pray that God will give us the peace as he did for Corrie. I pray that our faith will be strengthened in the same way as she experienced.

Stars: 4.5 out of 5
I greatly appreciated this book and plan on listening to it again. I wish all Christians who are in the same position of freedom that I am enjoying would take it seriously to consider the stories of those persecuted and pray that God would give peace and strength.

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Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. (Philippians 3:8)