On our recent vacation, our family was blessed by the book “The Hiding Place” by Corrie ten Boom. We listened to an audio version as we drove and in the evenings after dinner. The story is Corrie ten Boom’s compelling testimony of her involvement in the Dutch underground during the Nazi occupation of Holland. Her family was driven by a love for the Lord Jesus Christ and a recognition of God’s faithful love for His chosen Jewish people. At one point, Corrie’s father was warned that protecting a Jewish child could cost the family their lives. Corrie’s father replied, “You say we could lose our lives for this child. I would consider that the greatest honor that could come to my family.” Some in the family were so honored.
“The Hiding Place” is a reference to the secret room where Jews were hidden in the ten Boom home. But it also refers to the Lord as described in Psalm 32:7
You are my hiding place;
You shall preserve me from trouble;
You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.
The book is a powerful story of faith and courage. It is well written by Corrie ten Boom with John and Elizabeth Sherrill. The audio version from ChristianAudio is worthy of the story. It is excellently read by Bernadette Dunn.
Here is Corrie’s tree on the Avenue of Righteous Gentiles in Yad VaShem, honoring her for her work to save many Jews from the horror of the holocaust: