Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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.
Lighthouse Trails Publishing has come out with a beautiful new edition of Corrie's book. 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.
In this beautiful edition, you will read about her loving parents, her three aunts, her brother and sisters. You will read about her father's life as a watchmaker and repairman in Holland. You will read about little Corrie's concern for the lost souls in her town, and how her parents lovingly guided her to have compassion for others.
I loved reading about her Mama! What a beautiful and wise, dear lady! She was an incredible mother and an excellent wife. Her father was also a very hardworking, patient, wise man. Corrie's memories of home life are instructive and precious.
The pictures of Corrie and her siblings are endearing. I loved seeing her old home and the furnishings. If you get a chance, look at the back cover of the book and see the gorgeous picture of sweet, little Corrie as a child. It will give you a gratefulness to be a mother of your own children. It will encourage you to tenderly care for your own babies and raise them up to do God's work in this difficult world.
* This is one of those books I plan to re-read at least once each year. *
In My Father's House by Corrie ten Boom
Lighthouse Trails Publishing
ISBN # 978-0-9846366-2-4
(This is the beautiful 2011 edition with the family photographs. It includes Scripture quotes that "Father ten Boom shared with his wife and children.")
* Disclosure - I received this item for review purposes.*
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