You won’t want to miss our Focus on the Family Broadcast “The Greatest of These Is Love.”
We’re airing a recorded talk by World War II Dutch resistance hero Corrie ten Boom. In the early 1940s, Corrie and her family risked their lives to help 800 Jewish people escape the Nazis.
In February 1944, Corrie and her family were arrested and imprisoned in Hitler’s concentration camps. Her 84-year-old father died in prison just ten days after their arrest. Corrie was sent to two Dutch prisons and finally to Ravensbruck concentration camp in Germany where she was briefly reunited with her sister Betsie. Corrie was released ten months later in late December 1944 due to a clerical error, days after her sister died, and a week before all of the women her age were gassed.
After her release, Corrie began sharing her story of forgiveness, redemption, and God’s willingness to heal even the most painful wounds. Before she went home to be with the Lord in 1983 on her 91st birthday, she shared her testimony in more than 60 countries, forgiving the man who caused her family’s imprisonment, and eventually sharing the Lord with her Nazi captors. She was also honored by the State of Israel for her work during the war.
If you’re struggling with issues of forgiveness, please give our team of Family Help Specialists a call. They would count it a privilege to hear your story and pray with you, and if needed, they can set up a free call back from one of our caring, Christian counselors. Their number during business hours is 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).
The book about Corrie ten Boom’s life, The Hiding Place, was published in 1971 and quickly became an international best-seller. It’s available through our ministry for a gift of any amount. Visit our website for more information.
If you prefer an audio experience, visit our online store to get a download of our Radio Theatre production of Corrie’s story. It’s the ultimate “theater of the mind.” You’ll feel like you’ve traveled back in time!
You may also be interested in a free online booklet we’ve written called, “Coming Home: An Invitation to Join God’s Family,” which explains what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.