Corrie ten Boom: Heroine of Haarlem by Sam Wellman
Paperback: 207 pages
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Point: The author traces Corrie ten Boom’s life from early childhood through her death. Her experiences are shared in a story format.
Agreement: This book was a good glimpse of what her life was like. It was written in an easy to read way. Containing much heartache and sorrow, this biography shows how Corrie ten Boom was able to see God working in her life in many ways. I felt that it probably showed realistically some of her struggles in life and how she didn’t always feel super spiritual or like she wanted to do what was right, but she continued in her progressive sanctification throughout life.
This book also contained many good reminders of the evil of which man is capable, and the goodness of God. It was a good reminder of what went on in WWII and how God’s people (among many others) were unfairly treated.
Corrie had to learn to forgive many people who had sinned against her, and I thought that this was also wisely brought out in the story.
Disagreement: There are quite a few mentions of visions, how God showed Himself to Corrie and one of her sisters through visions. They believed that they saw the Lord or that He showed them specifically what they were supposed to do, etc.
Also, I don’t know if this is how the author portrayed it or Corrie, but I don’t agree with the concept of asking Jesus into your heart. Using this terminology can be quite confusing or misleading when trying to explain the Gospel and salvation.
Personal App: Do I find joy in my trials?
Stars: 3.5 out of 5
It would be worth another read and I would recommend it.
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