This is the true story that comes along only once in a generation. At one time Corrie Ten Boom would have laughed at the idea that there would ever be a story to tell. For the first fifty years of her life nothing out of the ordinary ever happened to her. She was an old-maid watchmaker living contentedly with her spinster sister and their elderly father in the tiny Dutch house over their shop. Their uneventful days, as regulated as their own watches, revolved around their abiding love for one another. Yet, early in the pages of THE HIDING PLACE Corrie cries out, “Father! Betsie! If I had known would I have gone ahead? Could I have done the things I did? But how could I know? How could I imagine this white haired man, called Grandfather by all the children of Haarlem, would be thrown by strangers into a grave without a name? “And Betsie, with her high lace collar and her gift for making beauty all around her, how could I picture this dearest person on earth to me inside a concentration camp?” But these things – and worse than these – occurred, and out of this cauldron emerged one of the towering women of our time, with a message that every person struggling to live a life of meaning in the troubled twentieth century needs to hear. With the feet-on-the-ground practicality that has made her one of the world’s most sought-after teachers, Corrie Ten Boom shows us how – how we can love those who hate us, how we can enter heaven in the midst of hell, how we can stay sane in a world that has lost its reason. THE HIDING PLACE is a book you will not be able to lay down;it is only when you have turned the last page that you will realize that you have read more than a spelllbinding adventure. You will have in your hands a key to your own deep questions.