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The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom, Elizabeth Sherrill, John Sherrill, Tim Foley

The True Story of a Real-Life Hero

It's World War II. Darkness has fallen over Europe as the Nazis spread hatred, fear and war across the globe. But on a quiet city corner in the Netherlands, one woman fights against the darkness.

In her quiet watchmaking shop, she and her family risk their lives to hide Jews, and others hunted by the Nazis, in a secret room, a "hiding place" that they built in the old building.

One day, however, Corrie and her family are betrayed. They're captured and sent to the notorious Nazi concentration camps to die. Yet even in that darkest of places, Corrie still fights.

This is her story—and the story of how faith, hope and love ultimately triumphed over unthinkable evil.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800796273
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/05/2015
Edition description: Young Reader's Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 157,199
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Corrie ten Boom (1892-1983) was born in Haarlem, The Netherlands. Her family owned a watch repair shop, which housed the "hiding place" where many Jewish people and Resistance workers hid for their lives. After her arrest and release from the Ravensbrück concentration camp due to a clerical error, Corrie was invited to share her experiences in more than sixty countries.
The Hiding Place was first released in 1971.

Elizabeth and John Sherrill have co-authored numerous bestsellers—classics such as The Hiding Place, The Cross and the Switchblade, and God's Smuggler—and have traveled the world researching and writing articles and books. Formerly senior editors and now roving editors for Guideposts magazine, John and Elizabeth co-founded Chosen Books, along with Leonard and Catherine Marshall LeSourd. John and Elizabeth have three grown children and live in Massachusetts.

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Hiding Place 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
tmurrell2 More than 1 year ago
Corrie and her family own a watch shop in the Netherlands. But when World War II starts their loyalties are tested. They can't sit by and watch while thousands of Jews are killed. So they secretly alter their home to hid a few people. When someone betrays them they are all rounded up and sent to the concentration camps. Corrie and her sister Betsie must endure the most terrible conditions. Corrie is amazed at her sister's faith and learns to trust in God no matter the circumstances. I loved the adult version and was so excited to see an edited version for children. Both of my children enjoyed the book. Corrie Ten Boom is an amazing and inspiring woman. Her story reaches out to the young and old alike. It's one that I felt blessed to be able to share with my family. The black and white drawings were a plus with my young readers. The story, while dealing with harsh reality, didn't cross the line as far as too much information. This is a book I would recommend every household having in their library. I received this book free of charge from Chosen in exchange for my honest review.
Teresa_Konopka More than 1 year ago
World War II hits Holland like a ton of bricks as Corrie and her religious Christian family must decide how to help their Jewish neighbors who are being hunted down. With a large estate, the Ten Boom family converts a large bedroom into a small bedroom and a small hiding place. There, Jews hide from the police. All is well until the Ten Boom family is found out. Corrie and her family are first sent to prison and eventually to concentration camps. As a children's edition book, this story does not get incredibly graphic. However, there is still enough information to convey the suffering--inadequate food supplies, poor sanitation, flea infestation, etc. Amidst all the tragedy, there is hope in the book. Corrie learns to forgive a soldier who she hates, and even fulfills her late sister's wish for healing concentration camp survivors. There is an ending in this book. Whether or not readers will find that ending happy is something that only they can decide.
michelemorin More than 1 year ago
Seventy years after the end of World War II, The Hiding Place, Corrie ten Boom’s record of courage and grace during the darkest days of European history, has been released in a Young Reader’s Edition for youth ages 9-12. Authors Elizabeth and John Sherrill actually travelled with Corrie back in the 1960’s and have beautifully captured her story and her legacy of faith for another generation. The Hiding Place begins in a world characterized by the peaceful coziness of a family’s life — surrounded by friends and neighbors, punctuated with quirky relatives and loving memories from childhood, and lived to the cadence of ticking watches from Father ten Boom’s repair ship. The idyllic scene was shattered when Hitler’s Germany invaded Holland in the early days of World War II. The resulting hardship and deprivation revealed the foundation of this family’s peaceful life to be an unshakeable faith in the living God. Because they lived in the knowledge that their times were in His hands, they boldly put themselves at risk for the safety of others, particularly the Jewish citizens of Holland who were threatened under Hitler’s regime. Elizabeth and John Sherrill’s version of The Hiding Place loses none of the suspense of Corrie’s original, and most helpfully examines complex issues for young readers: •War against evil brings issues of moral ambiguity to the heart of one who follows God. Is Corrie right in lying to the Nazi’s about her family’s radio, or is her older sister right in believing that God will work things out if she just tells the truth? •The far-reaching effects of a political theory that reduces the value of life will spill beyond the group of people targeted, and all of life will become cheaper. •The power of God is not limited by evil. In fact, at times it seems that He allows evil to flourish in order that the truth may shine more brightly. •God does not always answer our prayers in the way that we expect. When Corrie offered herself for His people in any way, any place, any time, she could never have imagined that His plan for her included four months of solitary confinement and desolate years in Nazi prison camps. Corrie and her sister Betsie continued to fight the darkness even during their imprisonment, smuggling a Bible into their filthy, flea-infested barracks and opening the Words of light to hundreds of women who gathered around them every evening for prayers. Experiencing “tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril and sword” on a daily basis, they discovered the truth of Romans 8:37: “In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” After her release, Corrie’s journey back to her quiet watchmaking shop soon led to a ministry of healing and rehabilitation for those damaged by the war. Ultimately, she travelled to 161 countries, fighting the darkness of hatred and fear with the light of forgiveness. The last generation to experience World War II is nearly gone, and those of us who heard the stories of those who survived and knew their brave hearts have a duty to pass on the lessons from the past. Elizabeth and John Sherrill have given us a valuable tool in accomplishing this with our children. This book was provided by Chosen Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, in exchange for my honest review.
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Taylor_Sutton More than 1 year ago
The Hiding Place, a must-read for those who enjoy Historical Non-Fictions, takes place in Holland during the years of the holocaust, but it is not the typical story, it’s written and narrated through the eyes of a simple Dutch woman, named Corrie Ten Boom. This book is very easy to get pulled into, written similarly to a fictional story; it uses narratives that keep a vivid image in your mind the entire time. Surprisingly, even though this book is during the holocaust, it continually uplifts the reader. Instead of feeling pity for Corrie and her family as you read the book, you feel a great sense of admiration and strength through their experiences. This book also has something that is so rarely found in other holocaust stories, there is hardly a word spoken of Hitler and also it is not even from the point of a Jew. Boom did not have to suffer at the same level that the Jewish people were forced to suffer. She could have lived a relatively safe life and quietly endured those terrible war years, but instead her and her family sacrifice so much, to save hundreds of individuals that they do not even know. The emotional connection you have with the characters in this book through Boom’s eyes is powerful. It makes you feel as if you are there with her family, experiencing these extreme highs and lows, feeling scared when they feel scared, feeling joy when they feel joy. I have never had this much of a changed outlook on life from a book than I have now. A humble gratitude for the little things I have has been planted in my heart. There is power in the words and stories Boom shares that is thought altering and undeniable. Once is not enough, I plan on reading this book again and again over the years.
Danny_G More than 1 year ago
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Chosen Books in exchange for my honest review. I heard about Corrie ten Boom growing up as a child. I heard the stories of Nazi's prison camps, torture, mocking, and humiliation. However, I had never read the story of her life until now. Her life was one of family, fun, and God. In her book, ten Boom recounts stories of her family life as the daughter of a watchmaker, a Dutch citizen, and a sister. I was drawn in by the love she had for her family and God. I was also drawn in by her resolve to not let World War II and the ensuing imprisonment deter her from her faith. While this is a Young Reader's Edition, it is still a powerful read of what one women went through at the hands of an evil empire.
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goldie72 More than 1 year ago
Corrie Ten Boom and her family are an inspiration to many and we would all love to be a part of the Ten Boom clan. The love for one another, the family bond and most importantly their love for God was evident on every page. Casper Ten Boom, Corrie and Betsie could not and would not turn away a jew, not only did they protect them but they loved them and made their home open and welcoming. The horrors of the consentration camps; starvation, sickness, death, fear, beatings, fleas, stench,crowding and much, much more was all there for Corrie & her sister to be a part of. There were pages of the New Testment that were smuggled into the camp and they were shared with all the other women. Betsie never failed to see the good in a desperate situation. She even looked at the cruel gaurd with love and desired to have help for them when the war was over. How close Corrie and Betsie walk with God was and how God continued to use them in remarkable ways. The story made me realize how easy my life is and made me wonder how I would of survived such an ordeal. Is my relationship with Jesus strong enough and what should I do to love Jesus the way that they did. I have read this book many many times over the years, but each time I read it it touches me and brings me to my knees. God prepared the Ten Boom's before they were thrown into this worst of worst consentration camp. Am I prepared for the journey that the Lord has for me? This book gives me the instructions on what I need to do and how I should and could change my life. It is a must read book. Time has not changed one thing in this book. It is good to look at the past and hopefully learn for it. Highly recommend reading and growing from The Hiding Place!
GoFrogs More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the best books I've read. I expected it to be depressing and dreary. However, it is not filled with every gory detail of concentration camps but with the thoughts and means by which the ten Booms survived the concentration camps. The Lord was very evident in their lives. A very interesting, intriguing and inspiring book that makes you think about the things that matter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book and life
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand 3 times Post on three other books Look under your pillow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, a testament of God's love .
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