Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Corrie Ten Boom and my daughter

Corrie Ten Boom has always intrigued me. Amazing woman who was a Dutch holocaust survivor and who helped many Jews escape the Nazis during WW II.

My daughter, Morgan, just finished the book "Prince Caspian," and we went looking for a new book for her to read during our Friday "Father Daughter Times" together (we read the Bible, another book, pray, etc --- intentional discipleship time). I saw a biography on Corrie Ten Boom's life and thought that Morgan needed to read about her.

So my daughter - who is just 9 and living in 2008 - is about to meet Corrie Ten Boom through this book. After this biography we may go on to read "The Hiding Place" - written by Ten Boom herself - telling her story in her own words.

I have a passion to raise my kids to know Christ and to see authentic models of what it means to follow Him in the real world - even when it is difficult. Ten Boom's story is certainly an example of that.

Looking forward to reading this incredible story together!


Vern said...

While visiting Washington DC last week, we took time to go through the Holocaust Museum. I thought I knew all about the holocaust, but to see it portrayed like that, with life-sized photos, and displays just took my breath away. One of the most inspiring points was a large white wall (in contrast to the black Viet Nam memorial). On that wall were names of people, organized by country, the aided the Jews during those horrific times. That museum is a must-see for anyone visiting DC - an allow at least 2 hours.

kellyjasper said...

I've been to Corrie Ten Boom's house! I was visiting friends near Amsterdam last year. I'll have to send you some pictures.