I’ve heard Corrie Ten Boom’s name, and the name of The Hiding Place before, but had never been disciplined enough to read it until now – I’m glad I have now read it! Corrie Ten Boom recounts her incredible life experiences from childhood through to her adult ministry and everything inbetween.
It’s not what I expected. It takes a long time before you’re introduced to the main action, but that’s important to understand the context. Her story covers every genre from espionage to action through to tragedy, but I really got into it the more it went on – there’s something in here for everyone.
It’s incredibly emotional. Corrie went through more than almost anyone, and I found myself shedding tears several times throughout it. She covers important issues like forgiveness, joy, thankfulness, peace, patience, answered prayer, and Bible reading – all within the context of enormous injustice, to the point of being starved, beaten, stripped naked, sleeping among lice, and that’s only the beginning.
I want you to read this to come to grips with how shocking humanity is. We live in a false pretence of civilisation, yet the holocaust actually happened – this book helped to realise that for me.
The narration is excellent – full of joy and emotion yet without being distracting. Please do read this book, for your own sake even if not for that of unbelievers and Jesus.
I got this audiobook for free from christianaudio.com as part of their book reviewers programme. I’m not required to give a positive review.