40 books finished in 2013: The Hiding Place

books finished in 2013

Why are you reading this book?
It’s another book I bought from a housemate, but it’s also a book I’ve been meaning to read for YEARS. So much of the book was familiar, because the stories have been told and retold.

What is the first line?
I jumped out of bed that morning with one question in my mind – sun or fog?

Describe the book in haiku form:
extreme acts of faith
are borne from a life filled with
mundane acts of faith

What will you do with it now?
keep for reference
x keep and loan out to friends x
keep to read again & again & again
post to paperbackswap.com
throw it away

Anything else you’d like to say?
SO MANY THINGS!

First, if you don’t know the story, the Ten Booms were a family in Holland who coordinated the hiding and rescue of Jewish friends – and eventually strangers – during Nazi occupation. They were eventually arrested and sent to various concentration camps.

Their Christian faith permeates this book, in their nightly ritual of reading the Bible as a family, in their sacrificial love of neighbor, and in the love and joy Corrie and her sister share with their fellow prisoners. It was difficult and beautiful and ultimately inspirational – I want to trust God with the same unwavering faith.

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2 thoughts on “40 books finished in 2013: The Hiding Place

  1. Pingback: 6 books finished in 2015: Walking with God through Pain and Suffering | Maggie Makes It Better

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