“Corrie, if people can be taught to hate, they can be taught to love! We must find the way, you and I, no matter how long it takes.”–Corrie ten Boom, The Hiding Place
It’s apparently history month for me. I’ve listened to another history book without intending to, and of course I didn’t pay attention to the cover. Just as a FYI, I just downloaded 2 more free audiobooks from AudioSync. They, too, are history books about WWII.
The Hiding Place is Corrie ten Boom’s experience in WWII. She transformed from a watchmaker to a hero, a survivor, and an evangelist. She helped save Jews via the underground, she survived Hitler’s camps, and she’s lived to tell her tale to others, helping herself and them find forgiveness.
This woman is amazing. I haven’t been through a fraction of what she has endured, and yet it is my faith that falters at times. I am in awe of her faith and perseverance. She has survived literal HELL ON EARTH and still remains faithful to God and upbeat and optimistic. I’m willing to bet most people get ill over a bad look, a cross word, or a bad driver. She SURVIVED HELL and has a better outlook that us.
There is so much to learn from her. We each need to learn this lesson in life, me included. Her autobiography is a must read for everyone. This story is a history lesson, a faith lesson that can be applied to all (to have faith even if you don’t believe in her God), a humanity lesson.
I just cannot get over all she accomplished. She is very right, you know. People are taught to hate, which means they can be taught to love. We should all be trying to find the way to love others and ourselves instead of hating and tearing each other down.
Four little letters, yet we find them so difficult. L O V E.
Read this book. You won’t regret it.
The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom, John Sherrill, and Elizabeth Sherrill
Narrator: Bernadette Dunne
Format: MP3 Audiobook
Source: Audio Sync
8 parts, 15 chapters
9 hours 23 minutes 50 seconds