By: Corrie Ten Boom
Chosen Books; 35th Anniversary edition (2006)
Corrie Ten Boom started in the arms of a warming family, became a master watchmaker and slowly watched as Germans invaded her native Holland. After the occupation, she smuggled Jews to safety through a network of wartime spies and finally found herself deep in Germany surviving the horrors of life in a concentration camp. Through it all, she relied on her faith and became a voice of hope, redemption, and forgiveness. This book is not to be missed.
Two of my favorite quotes:
Father sat down on the edge of the narrow bed. Corrie.” he began gently, ‘when do I give you your ticket?” I sniffed a few times, considering this. “Why, just before we get on the train.” “Exactly. And our wise Father in heaven knows when we’re going to need things, too. Don’t run ahead of him, Corrie. When the time comes that some of us will have to die, you will look into your heart and find the strength you need-just in time.
And then as we listed in disbelief she lowered her hands and, with tears still coursing down her face, whispered, “Dear Jesus, I thank You that we must come with empty hands. I thank You that You have done all-all-on the cross, and that all we need in life or death is to be sure of this.”