“A Prisoner and Yet by Corrie Ten Boom
This is one book I have read over and over. If you want to learn about the Nazi concentration camp then this is a true story to grip your heart and soul. It changed my life and it can change your life too!
The book opens as the enemy raid on Feb. 28th 1944. As Corrie was sick with the flu the Nazi’s said, Get up at once; you are now my prisoner.” Corrie and her family are arrested and one of the Gestapo men took them to the camp. During the entire ordeal of her torture, she quotes scripter and says Jesus is Victor.
Corrie’s father had died in prison, a martyr’s death.
In the end she survived, mind together and free. This book gives us a glimpse into how saying in faith in Christ will conquer evil and make good. It is a tragic story but inspiring because it is true!
© 2012 Jackie Paulson
“The only reason I did not give this book five stars is b/c it was not easy to read. Human suffering is never easy to read about, but when it is a woman sharing about torture, death, and oppression in a concentration camp- well, it was an emotional journey. I was continually struck by the tremendous potential humans have for evil- how easily we can be led astray- willing to do unspeakable horrors to another based on lies.
Her courage in the face of so much sorrow and death was so uplifting- almost unrealistic- and I felt convicted by my own lack of faith. How would I have fared in those circumstances? Would I have despaired- or held onto the faith which has sustained me throughout almost my entire life?
Great book, recommend reading a chapter or two a day, it can be hard to read more than that in one sitting.”
“A book everyone MUST read!!!”Jennifer Lambert wrote this review Thursday, July 14, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Astounding reminder of how God can work in our lives if we will just give him the chance at a relationship!”Jen L wrote this review Saturday, January 15, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Corrie's recollections of life from the time her family was captured for hiding Jews during WWII in Holland, through her release shortly before the end of the war. In this narrative she faces severe loss of family, torture, deprivation and comes through it all because of the abiding presence of God in her life. She and her sister manage to even hold Bible Studies in their barracks because the lice in their bedding kept the guards from entering the dorm.
A true story of survival during one of the worst parts of our recent history. This book and The Hiding Place form the basis for the Billy Graham movie THE HIDING PLACE.”