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by Corrie Ten Boom

This autobiographical account describes the years before "The Hiding Place", telling the story of Corrie's childhood in Holland. The ten Boom home was a narrow, three-storey stucco and brick watchshop in Haarlem, Holland, called "the Beje". Corrie was born there and in the book recounts the memorable characters who shaped her early life. With an ever-changing entourage of "adopted" ten Booms - unwanted foster children, displaced refugees, hunted Jews - the "Beje" was a home where everyone felt welcome. Corrie ten Boom was the author of "The Hiding Place", which records her family's underground activities to protect Jews against the Nazis in Holland. The book launched her into a ministry of speaking, teaching and writing as she became famous the world over - a ministry which lasted until her death in 1983 at the age of 91. "In My Father's House" is being re-issued to coincide with the centenary of her birth alongside "The Five Silent Years of Corrie ten Boom" by Pamela Rosewell.
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ISBN: 0340215933
ISBN13: 978-0340215937
Category: Biographies
Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
Author: Corrie Ten Boom
Language: English
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Religious (March 23, 1990)
Pages: 160 pages
ePUB size: 1987 kb
FB2 size: 1599 kb
Rating: 4.5
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This book reveals more fully the sweet life the ten Boom family gave up for their unfailing love of God's chosen people. There are 20 or so photos included which help draw one especially into Corrie's adventurous life working with the mentally disabled and the years forming and leading Girls' Triangle Clubs and Camps and housing children of missionaries. Corrie led a very productive life and the book ends with this quote by her dear father, "When Jesus takes your hand, He keeps you tight. When Jesus keeps you tight, He leads you through life. When Jesus leads you through life, He brings you safely home."
I love this book and all of Corrie ten Boom's books. In My Father's House is one of my favorites. You can now see a virtual tour of the house where Corrie and her family lived for many years. It's a museum and has been for years. I had the wonderfuly opportunity to be a guide in the museum.I will always cherish that experience and never forget it. Corrie's spirit was my life-line while I lived in the Netherlands (20 years). I look forward to seeing you in Heaven, Corrie.
Although much of this book revolves around Corrie's ministry to young women before the war, it is very encouraging and edifying for all the brethren to see how the Lord used the Ten Boom family, having been well grounded in Him. This book is very helpful in discerning spiritual warfare. I initially read it because I wanted to learn as much as I could about Casper, her dad. I certainly learned more, but not exactly as much as I was hoping. But overall a worthwhile read. Upon finishing the book, I immediately thanked the Lord for the Ten Boom family.
This was a believable story and had interesting parts, but did drag a bit here and there. However, it set the stage for Corrie ten Boom's second book, "The Hiding Place" which I also have and read. "In My Father's House" made reading "The Hiding Place" more understandable because it referred back to the first book in parts and I understood why a passage was written.
Corrie's the first deceased famous person I would want to meet if I could...and this book is a memoir of mostly her childhood, and gives many beautiful accounts of her family members, particularly her father, whom we meet in her classic "The Hiding Place." I read about him in that book and longed for him to be my very own dad, and I still think often of things he said to her, taught her about life and faith. This book ("In My Father's House") expands greatly on the memories before "The Hiding Place" and also shows how Corrie and her siblings came to be such amazing Christians and champions for the persecuted Jews. Fantastic book. Also links her childhood with her adulthood, as she reveals how her past prepared her for her work defying the Nazis. It contains short chapters which can be read all in one sitting or little by little, as a devotional.
This book is as wonderful as all of Corrie Ten Boom's books! Anointed, full of saturating truth from the Holy Spirit to Corrie, that we can read and soak in like sponges! If you enjoy Miss Ten Boom's books, then this one is a wonderful addition to the collection.
I love reading books from Corrie. This book is about not just her childhood, but through her teens and into her adult life.
She writes so well about so many specific days that it made me feel like I was really there. But more than that, it gave me a glimpse into her life as a little girl and how well she was raised. Daily Bible readings and daily prayers were a constant in her life. Such a grand foundation she had where she did not know the future would be imprisonment.
I rarely keep books and I rarely read them again. Yet this is one I will keep and and read over and over.
Corrie's legacy lives on. It continues to bless and bless!! Praise God!
Every ten Bloom books are great and everyone should read them. What a family of believers and their story is one that shines bright with hope even in the dark moments. Do yourself a favor and purchase this book.