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by Corrie Ten Boom

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ISBN: 034020074X
ISBN13: 978-0340200742
Category: Bibles
Subcategory: Ministry & Evangelism
Author: Corrie Ten Boom
Language: English
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton; Reprint edition (1975)
Pages: 191 pages
ePUB size: 1306 kb
FB2 size: 1588 kb
Rating: 4.5
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This is one of those rare books that was just really powerful to read. This is the true story of Corrie Ten Boom. How her and her family hid people in their homes during the darkest days of World War II—until they were betrayed and arrested.

Corrie writes about how her worst fear was being sent to a German concentration camp. As long as she was in prison in Holland she felt safe. But then the day came that her and her sister were loaded onto a train and shipped right where she had heard so many horrific stories about.

Corrie describes how they didn’t have any water for three days during the trip because every time the train cars doors were opened and a bucket of water given, only the women by the door got it all. Plus there were so many women crammed together that they couldn’t lay down or find any comfortable position. Then the train stops for a while. Just when it feels like it can't get any worse, she looks out a tiny peephole and sees that the train tracks have been seriously damaged and workers are trying to fix them so the train can move forward.

When they finally arrived at the camp, it was a brutal place. Most of you reading this know how horrific those camps were. Corrie endured this suffering at a later age in life—at the time she was in her mid-fifties. Yet in the middle of so much pain, Corrie and her sister brought the light of the Gospel to a very dark place. There’s a really powerful part of the book where she describes what it was like to lead Biblestudies in that camp. She describes how one night they were in the barracks and she was ministering to the ladies when one of the worst guards starts coming their direction.

The other ladies are trying to signal Corrie to hide the Bible that they had so carefully smuggled into the camp. Yet she continues on—teaching from the Bible and deciding to lead the group in a song. The female guard stops and listens. Then to their surprise, the guard asks them for another song. The guard says she likes the songs. As Corrie describes, “In a crude sort of way, she became a friend.”

As the book continues, Corrie describes the suffering they endured. Having to stand for hours in the freezing cold at the crack of dawn while the roll was taken. Yet she also talked about how all that suffering “was worthwhile” because that was the only way she was able to lead many of the other ladies to Christ before they died.

One of the most powerful parts was when Corrie writes about what it was like to look at the crematoriums everyday and wonder if you were going to live or die. Yet in the middle of that darkness, the Holy Spirit starts talking to her and her sister about what to do after the war. Betsie tells Corrie, “God showed me that after the war we must give to the Germans that which they now try to take away from us—our love for Jesus.”

Corrie writes, “One week before the order came to kill all the women of my age, I was free. I still don’t understand all the details….” So she goes out to minister as the Holy Spirit leads her.

The rest of the book is really powerful stories about the last twenty years of her life while she was ministering to the deep wounds after the war. She describes traveling all over the world. When she first goes to America, no one wants her to speak. This was before her book came out so people didn’t know who she was. Yet she pressed on, in traveling and looking for ministry opportunities until the doors opened. For the rest of her life, she was able to minister to a lot of people.

There’s a story in the book about what it was like to speak to a congregation in Africa whose lives were being threatened. What do you say, when you know most likely the congregation is about to be viciously attacked? Corrie tells the story of how nervous she was while doing that Biblestudy in the concentration camp when the guard walked up. Yet she also described how when we are most afraid that’s when God gives us the most courage to keep going. Shortly thereafter she finds out that many in that congregation were killed for their faith.

There’s another story in the book where she’s speaking behind the Iron Curtain. Many of you know that she traveled with Brother Andrew to minister to the persecuted church. While she’s ministering, she notices that the congregation is not hearing anything she’s saying. She can feel heavy spiritual resistance. She feels led by the Holy Spirit to rebuke the demonic principalities that are trying to close eyes and ears. (see 2Cor 4:4)

Afterward the other pastors have this big theological debate over whether demons exist. Finally the pastor says, “God has this evening given Corrie the grace to take the authority of Jesus and in His name cast out devils. We should be thankful instead of all this arguing.” Honestly, I was really surprised that Corrie talked so much about demons in this book. But it did sound really well balanced.

There is so much more to this book. It’s really rare to find a book as uplifting and powerful as this one.
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This is a story of Corrie's precarious, dangerous life and how God protected her as she obeyed and served Him faithfully. Through many years in the concentration camps, enduring horrendous treatment and conditions, she faithfully shared the Gospel. When she was finally set free from prison she traveled the world sharing her story and the amazing miracles God performed in her life as well as others. Fascinating book! The seller shipped the book more quickly than expected and the book was in like new condition. Thank you!
For those who have read Corrie Ten Boom's, The Hiding Place, you'll know that this is an amazing lady. Corrie Ten Boom was a Dutch Christian who helped Jews escape the Nazi's in World War 2. Discovered by the Gestapo, she and 4 other members of her family were deported to Ravensbruk concentration camp. After I read the Hiding Place, I was delighted to learn about Corrie's next book, Tramp for the Lord. I have read it as well as listened to it as an audiobook. Tramp for the Lord details Corrie's life after her release from Ravensbruk. For the next 30 years, Corrie travelled the world spreading the message of Jesus and his great love for us.

There are two things about this book that really resonate with me. First is the fact that Corrie travelled the world sharing God's message, not as a young woman, but as a woman in her 50's--she continued until she was in her 80's. Amazing! Her life's work began when most of us are thinking of retirement. I am encouraged and inspired about what lies ahead in my own future. We are never too old to accomplish our dreams and the plan that our Heavenly Father has for us in our lives.

The second thing that resonates with me is Corrie Ten Boom's character and personality. Tramp for the Lord describes a remarkable woman and the lives she touched through her travels. Although she was known and loved by thousands of people around the world who listened to her message, she remained humble and never took credit for her work--she gave the credit to God. Her popularity did not go to her head; she was very down-to-earth and never hesitated to admit her weaknesses and to ask forgiveness of others. She never put herself on a pedestal or sought fame and glory for herself.

When I read this book, I could really relate to her as a person because even though she accomplished great things, she, like myself, had weaknesses and imperfections. Corrie Ten Boom shows that ordinary people can do extraordinary things through faith in Christ.
After reading The Hiding Place again - I had read it maybe 30 years ago - I just had to read this one about Corrie's travels and witness to a thirsty world. It was wonderful to hear how she spoke to others about her experiences in the concentration camps and the faithfulness of God in delivering her from so many awful situations. A reviewer mentioned that Corrie sounded self-righteous. I could not disagree more. She tells of her errors, misjudgments and regrettable actions. She tells the truth. She is such a fine example of forgiveness and hearing what the Lord did in her heart when she obeyed and forgave was so encouraging. I look forward to reading more books about her and her 5 silent years at the end as well as life in her father's house. It's a wonderful read for any Christian and terrific for anyone as yet unbelieving.
Golden freddi
This is an amazing book. Corrie ten Boom goes from a nice, 'safe' life, to hiding Jews during World War II, to going to a concentration camp, to being released into a now different homeland. She tells her story of going all over the world even into her eighties presenting the Gospel. She talks to each person or group 'where they are' with the message that no where is too dark that Jesus Christ can't find you. Her book is so simple explaining: God loves us, we are sinners, Jesus Christ sacrificed His life for us so we can becomes members of the family of God. Through Christ there is always hope.