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A is for Dutch Author #CorrieTenBoom

01 Apr

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Growing up the only Dutch person I ever heard of was Corrie Ten Boom. My Nonnie was a huge fan. My family owned several of her books. I thought she was a friend of my grandmother’s. To me, she was the most famous Dutch person in the world.

You can imagine when I moved to The Netherlands how saddened I was to discover that she if virtually unknown in her home country. Dutch resistance member. Hero of Haarlem. World speaker (60+countries). Concentration camp survivor (Ravensbruck). Author. Encourager.

Perhaps you’ll check out one of her books? Tramp for the Lord, The Hiding Place, I Stand at the Door and Knock, In My Father’s House, A Prisoner and Yet…, Amazing Love: True Stories of Power and Forgiveness, Defeated Enemies, Not Good If Detached.

Cornelia “Corrie” ten Boom (15 April 1892 – 15 April 1983) was a Dutchwatchmaker and Christian who, along with her father and other family members, helped many Jews escape the NaziHolocaust during World War II. She was imprisoned for her actions. Her most famous book, The Hiding Place, describes the ordeal.

#AtoZ Challenge this month will be full of encouraging quotes from Corrie Ten Boom and notes about her life.

Blessings,

–Kristin

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Posted by on April 1, 2017 in Living in Holland

 

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