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The Hiding Place, by Corrie Ten Boom

The following book review was written by a member of our congregation. The views presented here are solely those of the reviewer and may or may not align with the views of other members.

Reviewer
Richard Jones
Summary
  • This is the true story of a Christian family living in Haarlem, Netherlands during World War II. Corrie and her family have a small store that they run doing watch repair. Although conditions are strict, they have no oppression from the Nazis initially. But many of their customers and neighbors are Jewish and those people have the oppression from the Nazis that everyone has read about. The Ten Boom family decides that they have a Christian duty to help their neighbors regardless of their neighbor's beliefs.
  • The book tells the story of the oppression that the Ten Boom Family had from the Nazis including being sent to concentration camps, their suffering and the survival of one daughter, Corrie.
Recommendation
I highly recommend reading this book. As you read the book, try to imagine what your obligation to your neighbor would be as a Christian.