"Stan has given us a book that is full of insight—about the life of one great woman, yes, but also about some of the most complicated, nuanced, and significant questions of our time. The life of Corrie ten Boom is compelling testament to God’s power and presence in the life of one of his beloved servants, and it is also a powerful inspiration for our journeys of faith and calling.” —Ruth Haley Barton, founder, Transforming Center and author of Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership
This is the story of how Corrie ten Boom’s 1971 classic, The Hiding Place, came into being, sold millions, and helped shape the faith of a generation. Some books have such an impact on people that they become more than a book – they influence a generation, and beyond. Guthrie tells the story of Corrie ten Boom’s The Hiding Place. Ten Boom was a simple watchmaker in The Netherlands when World War II began, and soon, by faith and determination, she became a heroine of the resistance to Hitler and the Nazis. She survived the concentration camps and became one of the twentieth century’s most important evangelists. Nearly half a century after it was first published, The Hiding Place still thrills and challenges readers with its portrait of Corrie ten Boom: an imperfect servant of Jesus, who was determined to defy evil, defend the weak, and endure hardship.