Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Book Review: Tramp for the Lord

This is one of Corrie ten Boom's twenty or so books that details her life after World War II. If you haven't read The Hiding Place, you must start there or you can't really get the full impact of the amazing woman that was Corrie ten Boom, a simple Dutch woman with a powerful testimony. The Hiding Place is the story of how Corrie and her family helped Jews escape the Nazis and their subsequent imprisonment in a concentration camp. Tramp for the Lord chronicles Corrie's travels all around the world, sharing the word of God. I am amazed at what this woman continued to do well into her eighties, when she could have been relaxing in a life well lived.

Each chapter of the book is a separate story. I took several weeks to read this as a kind of devotional, reading only one or two chapters each night. I longed for Corrie to be able to rest her weary bones and stopping traveling, yet she just kept going. It's hard to even imagine how many lives she has transformed with her words, both written and spoken.

5 comments:

Jaime said...

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hopeinbrazil said...

My heart always feels strengthened after reading any of Corrie's books. Thanks for reminding me that I haven't dipped into them for a while.

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

Corrie ten Boom is definitely one of the great heroes of the faith, isn't she? I LOVE The Hiding Place, of course, but it has been a while since I've read any of her books.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on Leman's book!

B said...

Love Corrie and this is a wonderful follow-up to The Hiding Place...Thanks for the review and stopping by! Blessings - B.

mysteryhistorymom said...

I bought Tramp for the Lord for my grandmother but have not read it myself. Corrie Ten Boom was an amazing lady and such an inspiration! I love how you read it as a devotional. I would like to do the same thing. Lori