Monday, February 9, 2009

A book review, "The Hiding Place"

This week I read "The Hiding Place" by Corrie Ten Boom. This book about the holocaust was surprisingly spiritually uplifting! It's about a Dutch spinster and her sister, who run a citywide underground operation out of their home. It talks about the lives they changed, the people whos lives they saved, and how they were captured and imprisoned. In this book it tells of miracles straight from the heavens, and the atonement of Jesus Christ, and how it lifted their burdens and changed them for the better. It includes such how-to's as: handling separation, getting along with less, security in the midst of insecurity, forgiveness, how God uses our weaknesses, handling with difficult people, facing death, how to love your enemies, and what to do when evil wins. Just reading this book changed my outlook on the world, and the terrible things that happen to people. I only hope and pray that should I find myself in a situation similar to hers, I can be as strong, I can love those that hurt and persecute as she did. This might be my book if I don't find another one soon, my night for book club is at the end of March!

1 comment:

Becky said...

I have been wanting to read this book, and it is sitting on my book shelf right now. Maybe this will be my next book to read!