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Two New Releases: “Chains Couldn’t Hold Me” and “Father ten Boom, God’s Man”

Apr 17th, 2018 Posted in new releases, Publishing News | Comments Off on Two New Releases: “Chains Couldn’t Hold Me” and “Father ten Boom, God’s Man”


Lighthouse Trails is pleased to announce the release of two new books.

Our first release is Chains Couldn’t Hold Me, a biography written by discernment researcher and author Cedric Fisher. This is a heart-tugging, hard-to-put-down book that readers will be influenced by in a profound way and will not forget for a long time.

Description: A Memoir of Loss and Mercy | Cedric Fisher was the third of three boys born poor, dirt poor, to transient parents in Texas in 1949. Like many other nomadic, impoverished, post-depression families, his mom and dad followed jobs wherever they could find them. Soon, there were three daughters added to a family already struggling just to find enough food to eat for each day and a shelter to sleep in for the night. In time, the family settled in Oklahoma where life only got worse as Cedric’s dad drank and flew into fits of rage. Cedric, his brothers, and his mother suffered at the hands of this violent man. After the sixth child was born, the law chased Cedric’s dad out of town, leaving an already stressed mother to work in order to provide for her family. In her own desperate way to keep order, she continued the beatings that the boys had endured under their father’s hands. “I’ll whip you till the blood runs down your heels!” she would scream as she chased a terrified four-year-old Cedric through the house.

Living near the city dump, rarely having clean clothes to wear, plus having poverty and abuse written all over his face, Cedric became the object of severe bullying and ridicule at school. Between the beatings at home and the cruel treatment by both students and teachers, Cedric was convinced he was no good. When he reached his teen years, he decided to show them they were right, becoming as bad and tough as he could be. If his life had any purpose, it was the pursuit of one goal—getting as far away as possible from all his troubles.

Cedric landed in adulthood taking all the pain, rejection, and anger with him as he desperately sought to develop a successful music career. Trying to drown out the nightmares from his childhood, he turned to alcohol, drugs, fighting, and wild behavior—a deadly mixture. Before long, he was on a fast track to prison or an early death. Chains Couldn’t Hold Me is the story of one man’s search for identity and peace amidst turmoil and despair and how everything changed when given one last chance.

212 Pages | Softbound | Photos
ISBN: 978-1-9424233-1-7 | Retail Price: $14.95
Qualifies for quantity discounts
Available through Lighthouse Trails and most major book outlets

Our second book release is Father ten Boom, God’s Man written by Holocaust survivor Corrie ten Boom. This endearing and inspiring book will give you a wide glimpse of the life of a man who was wholly dedicated to serving the Lord and loving people. His life-long commitment to his wife, his children, and other believers and his willingness to share the Gospel and God’s love with the Jews and with those in his community are a testimony that should not be forgotten. This book can help believers today in their own walks with God by illustrating what God can do through just one man who has surrendered his life to His Lord.

Description: The Story of Corrie ten Boom’s Father And How He Inspired Her Life

Casper ten Boom knew what it meant to work hard, go without, and suffer loss. But the hardships of his life only strengthened his dedication to serving the Lord, loving people, and devoting his heart to his wife and children. He opened the doors of his watchmaking shop and home at 19 Barteljorisstraat in Holland to anyone in need and became a respected and admired leader in the community.

Through his love for the Lord, Casper showed his family how to live a life fully surrendered to and trusting in the Almighty God. In his eighties, during the Nazi occupation in Holland, that relationship with God led Casper down a path where he and his family would be asked of the Lord to risk everything—even their lives.

In Father ten Boom, God’s Man, Corrie has captured the essence of her father’s life and how through wisdom, honor, integrity, and faith, he inspired those who knew him to live that same devoted fruitful life.

160 pages | Softbound | Photos
ISBN: 978-1-942423-3-0-0
Qualifies for quantity discounts
Available through Lighthouse Trails and most major book outlets

Book Review: In My Father’s House The Years Before the Hiding Place By Corrie Ten Boom

Mar 13th, 2014 Posted in Book/DVD Reviews | Comments Off on Book Review: In My Father’s House The Years Before the Hiding Place By Corrie Ten Boom

FHlargeReviewed by Ivanna Hernandez

Corrie Ten Boom’s delightful and excellently written book is full of significant biblical values that Corrie’s parents taught their children.

This book gives us a sneak-peak of what her life was like before the discrimination she suffered at the hands of the Nazis.

Corrie’s parents taught her at an early age to look to the Lord for all her needs, to turn to him in prayer and in times of trouble, and in everything seek His will.  She learned at an early age the power of prayer (James 5:16).

This book covers her childhood and her adulthood. Before I had started reading this book, I had seen the movie The Hiding Place, so I was curious as to how Corrie’s past had prepared her for her work daring to deify the Nazis along with her family.

The book is filled with wonderful and amusing memories of what her life was like when she was a little girl. The ten Boom family wasn’t perfect – they had their trials, joys, and struggles -but what I really appreciated throughout the whole book was that each of them strived to live for God’s glory in this sin fallen world.

In My Father’s House by Corrie ten Boom
Published by Lighthouse Trails
190 pages | $13.95
Photos | Illustrated

Book Review: In My Father’s House by Corrie Ten Boom

Sep 18th, 2013 Posted in Book/DVD Reviews, PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT | Comments Off on Book Review: In My Father’s House by Corrie Ten Boom

By Mrs. White
The Legacy of Home blog

In-My-Father-s-HouseCorrie ten Boom was one of the most inspiring people of our time. Her faith in God was incredible. She was called of Him to endure unbelievable pain and trials. Through it all, she was a light of hope and warmth, as an ambassador of the Kingdom of God.

Corrie is best known for her book, “The Hiding Place.” This is about the holocaust and the concentration camps. Her family hid Jewish people in their home, to protect them from the Nazis. Her family ended up in the camps. She was the only one from her family to survive the prison camps. She later became a “tramp for the Lord” (as one of her books is titled). She travelled and spoke about her faith and encouraged others.

I have read, and owned, several of Corrie’s books over the years. However, old books tend to fall apart over time and need to be replaced. The content of some books are so valuable, you want to get a new edition and take care of it as long as possible. “In My Father’s House” by Corrie, is one of those books.

. . .  This edition includes more than 50 photographs from Corrie’s childhood and home.  “In My Father’s House” is about her growing up years. It shows the foundation of her training and experiences that made her the strong, godly woman she was, which enabled her to endure the War and the aftermath.  Click here to continue reading.

Corrie ten Boom – From Generation to Generation

Nov 21st, 2011 Posted in Excerpts | Comments Off on Corrie ten Boom – From Generation to Generation

By Corrie ten Boom
(from chapter 1 of In My Father’s House)

Willem ten Boom, my grandfather, was not strong like his father, so he chose a work which was not physically difficult. In the year 1837, Grandfather purchased a little house in Haarlem for four hundred guilders and set up shop as a watchmaker.

It was in 1844 that Grandfather had a visit from his minister, Dominee Witteveen, who had a special request. “Willem, you know the Scriptures tell us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the blessing of the Jews.”

“Ah, yes, Dominee, I have always loved God’s ancient people —they gave us our Bible and our Savior.”

Beginning with this conversation, a prayer fellowship was started, with Grandfather and his friends praying for the Jewish people. This was an unusual idea among Christians at that time. The Jews were scattered throughout the world, without a country or a national identity; Jerusalem was a city torn by centuries of conflict. The attention of the world was not upon the Middle East, and yet a small group of Dutch believers met in a little Haarlem house, a watchmaker’s shop (later called the Beje), to read the Scriptures and pray for the Jews.

In a divine way which is beyond our human understanding, God answered those prayers. It was in the same house, exactly one hundred years later, that Grandfather’s son, my father, four of his grandchildren, and one great-grandson were arrested for helping save the lives of Jews during the German occupation of Holland.

Another strutting dictator, more arrogant and insane than Napoleon, had planned to exterminate every Jew in the world. When Holland was controlled by Hitler’s troops, many Jews were killed.

For helping and hiding the Jews, my father, my brother’s son, and my sister all died in prison. My brother survived his imprisonment, but died soon afterward. Only Nollie, my older sister, and I came out alive.

So many times we wonder why God allows certain things to happen to us. We try to understand the circumstances of our lives, and we are left wondering. But God’s foolishness is so much wiser than our wisdom.

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. (1 Corinthians 1:25)

From generation to generation, from small beginnings and little lessons, He has a purpose for those who know and trust Him.
God has no problems—just plans!

Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. (Psalm 40:4)

(from chapter 1 of In My Father’s House by Corrie ten Boom)

Fear No Evil . . . Except – by Corrie ten Boom

Aug 22nd, 2011 Posted in Excerpts | Comments Off on Fear No Evil . . . Except – by Corrie ten Boom

In-My-Father-s-HouseFrom In My Father’s House by Corrie ten Boom
(released 2011 by Lighthouse Trails Publishing)

A child is not fearless, contrary to what his parents may think at times. A child is often a bundle of unexpressed fears, unknown terrors, and shadowy worries. I was afraid of the doctor’s office, my family’s leaving me, and the mystery of death.

Nollie’s nightgown was my contact with security. We slept in the same bed, and I can remember clinging to Nollie’s nightgown as long as she would allow me. Poor Nollie, when she would try to turn, she would be anchored by my little fist clasping her tightly.

One time, Mother took Nollie and me to visit a woman whose baby had died. I wished Nollie had been allowed to wear her nightgown on that journey, because I needed desperately to hang onto it.

We climbed a narrow staircase and entered the poorly furnished room of one of Mama’s “lame ducks” (the name we children had given to her protégées). Although we often did not have sufficient money for ourselves, Mother always found someone who was in greater need.

In that shabby little room was a crib with a baby inside. It didn’t move at all and its skin was very white. Nollie stood next to the crib and touched the baby’s cheek.

“Feel that,” she said to me, “it’s so cold.”

I touched the little hand and then ran to my mother and buried my face in her lap. I had touched death for the first time, and it seemed that the impression of cold remained with me for hours and hours.

When we returned home, I ran up the narrow stairs to my bedroom and leaned against the antique chest of drawers. There was an enormous fear in my heart—almost terror. In my imagination, I pictured the future in which I saw myself all alone, my family gone, and I left desolate. My family was my security, but that day I saw death and knew they could die, too. I had never thought about it before.

The dinner bell rang downstairs, and I was so grateful to go to the big oval table, get warm again, and feel the security of being with my family. I thought how stupid the grown-ups would think I was if I told them about the fear which was still in my heart.

I ate dinner quietly that night, which was not easy when you are in the midst of such a lively family. Our dinner table spilled over with conversation.

After dinner, Father took the Bible, as he always did and began to read the lines from Psalm 46:2:

Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.

I sat up straight in my chair and stared at my father. I didn’t know much about mountains, living in flat, flat Holland, but I certainly knew a lot about fear. I thought Papa must have known exactly what my problem was that night.

My faith in Papa, and in the words he read from the Bible, was absolute. If they said not to fear, then God would take care of it. I felt secure again. (from chapter 2 of In My Father’s House)

Press Release: Corrie ten Boom Autobiography Describes Years Before The Hiding Place

Jul 25th, 2011 Posted in new releases | Comments Off on Press Release: Corrie ten Boom Autobiography Describes Years Before The Hiding Place

In-My-Father-s-HouseEureka, MT – July 25, 2011 – Lighthouse Trails Publishing is pleased to announce the release of In My Father’s House by Corrie ten Boom, a Christian resister ringleader in Holland during WWII. In My Father’s House was first published in 1976 by Revel. This new updated edition has over 50 photos of Corrie and her family.

When Corrie ten Boom was in her early fifties, she and her family joined the Dutch Underground Christian Resistance movement during World War II. Corrie’s autobiography The Hiding Place, describing those war years, is a book (and movie) that millions of people worldwide are familiar with. In My Father’s House is the story of Corrie’s years prior to the commencement of World War II.

Corrie was a timid girl when she was young, growing up in a busy household with three older siblings, several aunts, and a mother and father wholly devoted to God and their family. From an early age, Corrie felt sympathy and compassion for those who were hurting. With a solid foundation in God’s word instilled by her father Casper ten Boom (a watchmaker), Corrie spent her life reaching out to others with God’s love and the Gospel message.

In My Father’s House is a testament to how God prepared one family through a father’s faithfulness to his Savior and the Word of God for the most sacrificial service a family could do.

Beginning in the years before Corrie was born, the book paints a beautiful and meaningful picture of “family” from which today’s families can glean valuable and eternally-lasting lessons.

Book Information:
ISBN: 978-0-9846366-2-4
200 Pages, Softbound
$13.95, photos/illustrated

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