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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

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)

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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