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Throughout the story, my eyes often filled with tears. The purity of heart and faith in God were deeply compelling. God’s faithfulness to bless those who follow Him as well as His chosen was evident. Then, as the story unfolded, tear-filled eyes were not enough to deal with the cathartic outcome. Corrie Ten Boom’s book The Hiding Place tells of God’s faithfulness, love and forgiveness.

My reading of the classic–The Hiding Place–is thanks to my wife’s recommendation as she and one of my daughter’s had just read the book. This story illustrating the reign of God bring every evidence to bear with accounts of justice, reconciliation, beauty and the miraculous. As an added bonus in the book, I think there are some phenomenal church-planting truths and numerous missional living lessons for us to discover.

In closing Corrie shares, “And so I discovered that it is not on our forgiveness any more than our goodness that the world’s healing hinges, but on His. When He tells us to love our enemies, He gives, along with the command, the love itself.”

I wholly recommend the book. Here I will also include the original movie and a variation that came out this year. While I haven’t seen the second, I am anxious to view it soon even though some reviews are critical of the acting.

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