Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Corrie ten Boom - In My Father's House

Corrie 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. 

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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4 comments:

Noelle the dreamer said...

A most inspiring lady Mrs. White and thank you for sharing the link!
Blessings,

Deanna said...

Blessings to you, Mrs. White.
I so like what you have said,
"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."

We do live in a difficult world.
Visiting your place makes my day a lot brighter,
d

LuAnn Braley said...

Before today, I could only say I knew the name Corrie ten Boom, and a small pencil sketch of information about who she was. Now I want to know more.

Ceil said...

Hi Mrs White! A friend of mine just lent me her book, The Hiding Place. It will be the first time I've read anything by Corrie Ten Boom.

I am looking forward to it even more, as you have shared how much you appreciated it!

Have a good weekend!
Ceil

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