(Review) Life Lessons from the Hiding Place: Discovering the Heart of Corrie ten Boom by Pam Rosewell Moore

Publication Date: 2004
Publisher: Chosen Books
Genre: Biography
Pages: 232
Source: Self-purchase
Rating: 5 stars for excellent

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Summary:
Life Lessons from the Hiding Place was written by the last companion and caregiver of Corrie ten Boom. During the years Pam Rosewell Moore was with Corrie, she observed Corrie's faithfulness to mission work and her declining health.
In Life Lessons from the Hiding Place, an examination of the ten Boom family members is shown; and through Corrie's experiences we are given a strong testimony of her faith in action.

My Thoughts:
The Hiding Place was published in 1971. It was written with an emphasis on the ten Boom family's experience of hiding the Jews during World War II. And it was written with an emphasis on a willingness to sacrifice their lives for what they believed in.
In The Hiding Place, Corrie comes across as stoic; however, this is not the case. She grieved over the deaths of family members. She had a difficult time forgiving her perpetrators.
In Life Lessons from the Hiding Place, several strong points help to fill the gap on Corrie ten Boom.
  • A dimensional Corrie.
  • An examination of the ten Boom family. This includes a brief sketch of the positive and negative aspects of the family.  
  • Corrie's life after the war: mission work, books written, and speaking engagements.
  • The difficult progress of forgiveness.
  • Corrie's developing trust and dependence on God.
  • The strong teachable spirit of Corrie.
  • A closer look at Betsie ten Boom.
If you have read The Hiding Place, I encourage you to read Life Lessons from the Hiding Place.
It is a second look at Corrie's story, and it fills the gap on so much of her life and the ten Boom family.

A favorite quote:
It is going to be a harder winter than we have ever had before. We must show through our joy the worth of being a Christian. We should already be doing this, because seeing the dark clouds approaching is often harder than being covered by them. Betsie ten Boom. Page 91.

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