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review 2018-07-19 05:40
The Lion and the Lamb - Charles Causey


Charles Causey

paperback, 288 pages

Published November 17th 2016 by WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512761095 (ISBN13: 9781512761092)

also available in Hardcover and Kindle




I had read Corrie Ten Boom's a while ago, so seeing her story side by side one of Hitler's top aides, was an interesting choice. Causey writes this as a novel, but his research on the historical detail is amazing. He alternates chapters between Ten Boom and Albert Speer. Both deal with betrayal, both starting off as innocent or naive. Who is the lamb? Who is the lion? Something for each reader to discern on their own. It took me a while to read this novel. Not because I didn't like it. I did like it. The subject matter, and seeing part of WWll Germany from Speer's side, was difficult at times.

****This book was received from the author, Charles Causey, through a Goodreads giveaway. ****


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review 2017-04-22 00:00
The Hiding Place
The Hiding Place - Corrie ten Boom,John Sherrill,Elizabeth Sherrill Everyone reads Anne Frank, but we need to add this to our required reading. Corrie Ten Boom was not anyone's idea of a rebel, but she fought the Nazis like you wouldn't believe.
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review 2015-12-10 18:34
The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom (audio)
The Hiding Place - John Sherrill,Elizabeth Sherrill,Corrie ten Boom

Okay, so the many five stars for this book were warranted. It’s a heartbreaking, painful read. It’s also full of faith, strength, kindness and perseverance. I’m very glad I gave it a listen.  The narrator is terrific and emotive and has the ability to draw you into the time and place instead of taking you out of it!


Corrie ten Boom is a 40 something spinster at peace with her quiet life. She is a watchmaker in her father’s shop and lives with her older sister and their kind father. She never expected to become embroiled in an underground revolution but when German soldiers invade her homeland and friends and neighbors start to disappear because they are Jewish or lending Jewish families safe harbor, she can’t stand by and do nothing. As conditions become increasingly worse for the unfortunate people in her beloved town, she decides to put her life in danger in order to save those of others.  Her family has a hidden room built and they take in the desperate. Eventually she is imprisoned, along with most of her family. She recounts the long, grueling days of hellish conditions in prison and in concentration camps. The sickness, the starvation and the everyday cruelties inflicted.


I’m not religious but these characters are and they walk with a strong belief and unwavering (for the most part) faith and a gratitude for everything, even ants and fleas, yet I never felt preached at. Their faith makes up a big part of who they were and how they managed to make it through the inhumane conditions.  If you read this account, it will leave a mark on you for certain. It’s not a book I will easily forget.

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text 2015-11-30 15:16
Reading progress update: I've listened 45 out of 440 minutes.
The Hiding Place - John Sherrill,Elizabeth Sherrill,Corrie ten Boom

I desperately need a five star read or at least something close. Please let this be the one! I don't want to have to find a new hobby :(


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text 2015-11-04 15:42
Help Me Decide
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You - Ally Carter
Carter Finally Gets It - Brent Crawford
The Hiding Place - Corrie ten Boom,John Sherrill,Elizabeth Sherrill
Cruel Beauty - Rosamund Hodge
Cry Wolf - Patricia Briggs
Dog Crazy: A Novel of Love Lost and Found - Meg Donohue
Code Name Verity - Elizabeth Wein
The Reluctant Assassin (WARP Book 1) - Eoin Colfer
Grave Mercy - Robin LaFevers

I've been listening to podcasts because I can't decide what I'm in the mood to listen to next. These have been sitting on my Ipod for ages and I should really get them read or finally delete them. Any worth a read? Any not worth a read?


Many of these were downloads from SYNC's summer reading program. Young adult usually bores/annoys me but they usually pick out the decent ones.

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