Welcome back for our March 2021 Book Club Discussion!
This month we chose to read the book The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom. Listen in as Annamaria, Jenessa, Kiley, Rachael and Sherilee discuss their insights from this inspiring true story.
The following is a description of this story found on the back cover:
“It’s World War II. Darkness has fallen over Europe as the Nazis spread hatred, fear and war across the globe. But on a quiet city corner in the Netherlands, one woman fights against the darkness.
In her quiet watchmaking shop, she and her family risk their lives to hide Jews, and others hunted by the Nazis, in a secret room, a “hiding place” that they built in the old building.
One day, however, Corrie and her family are betrayed. They’re captured and sent to the notorious Nazi concentration camps to die. Yet even in that darkest of places, Corrie still fights.
This is her story–and the story of how faith, hope and love ultimately triumphed over unthinkable evil.”
Corrie and her sister relied on their faith and their bible to help them through the trials they faced in concentration camps. We decided to each share a favorite scripture that has helped us get through current trials.
We also each shared our favorite quotes and gems of wisdom from the book.
Here are a few of our favorites:
Love hurts the worst when you love and lose. There are two ways to approach love. You can cut that part of you off and stop loving people, but you will lose part of yourself. Or, you can allow God to show you how He loves that person and you can learn to love him that way instead of feeling bad.
No hate, do not hate.
No pit is so deep that He, the Savior, is not deeper still.
Thank God for the fleas!
A life without God is a life without joy.
If it weren’t for this circumstance, we wouldn’t all get to be with each other.
Find gratitude in everything.
Their story is evidence that God’s miracles still happen.
Betsie on her deathbed envisioned the barracks being turned into beautiful healing centers. People can learn to love from flowers. Later after the war, Corrie helped fulfill Betsie’s vision. Each patient who came, had a hurt they had to forgive. That’s how important forgiveness is to healing.
Jesus Christ can be an anchor to each other. Our sisters around the world can provide support for one another just as Corrie and Betsie did for each other.
What were your key takeaways? We’d love to learn from you! Join us on our MotherHeart Circle Facebook group and engage in the conversation!
We believe in you. We love you. Thank you for being you!