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Amazing Love

True Stories of the Power of Forgiveness

Author Corrie ten Boom
Narrator Nadia May
Runtime 2.75 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date November 23, 2010
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Corrie ten Booms amazing personal courage and her ability to share the reality of Jesus Christ have made her writings continually popular, and the Corrie ten Boom Library has become a source of inspiration for thousands of readers.

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Corrie ten Booms amazing personal courage and her ability to share the reality of Jesus Christ have made her writings continually popular, and the Corrie ten Boom Library has become a source of inspiration for thousands of readers. Now with two new additions to the library, readers will continue to enjoy this beloved authors words of wisdom.

After her release from a World War II concentration camp, Corrie traveled around the world, proclaiming the gospel. Amazing Love tells how she encountered Gods love in some of the most unlikely places during her extensive travels. The twenty-seven short vignettes tell of Corries post-war experiences in various parts of the world, revealing the maturity of her Christian service.

This book was first published by Christian Literature Crusade in 1953 and by Revell in 1964.

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Inspiring evangelization for victory in Jesus.
As a prisoner in a Nazi death camp, Corrie Ten Boom, a Dutch watchmaker, saw many of her family and friends die. A fateful mistake caused her release only one day before all women her age were to be killed. She had every reason for despair and revenge. Instead, a few years later, she brought the Gospel of Jesus to the very women who were her guards in that concentration camp. The same women who had hated and despised her, were now imprisoned, and hungry for hope. With some difficulty, the grace of God and a box of chocolates, Corrie won these women to Christ.

Amazing Love is the story of Corrie Ten Boom's life of evangelization after surviving the Nazis in World War II. Originally published in 1953, the audio version is well read by Nadia May, (c) 2010 by Christian Audio. Ms. May's reading gives a personal quality to the narrative. I almost believed I was listening to the author herself. Corrie travels all over the world bringing the Gospel to movie stars in Hollywood, communists in Russia, and the poor in developing countries. Her courage and confidence are inspiring. She even admits to bouts of arrogance, when relying on her own talent and strength fails her, until she remembers to pray, and turn her will over to Jesus once again. Time and again, she is called upon to perform the impossible. Exorcizing demons, healing the sick, flying across the world to spread the gospel, with no money for plane tickets all demonstrate the power of God, manifested in the weakness of this woman. Relying only on her faith and trust in Jesus, Corrie does all that is asked of her, and many souls are converted to Christianity.

This is a very thought provoking, as well as entertaining account of Ms. Ten Boom's adventures. As Christians we are called to evangelize. To spread the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Do we really know how to do this? Can we even spread it around us in our current every day lives? I am left with much to ponder, and a thirst to learn more about how to do what I can to lead others to the love and peace I find with Jesus.
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Review by / (Posted on 12/1/2011)
Amazing Love - Still Relevant Today?
The timing of my reading of this book was coincidental with my reading of “The Millennials” by Thom S Rainer and his son, Jess Rainer. This book is about how the millennial generation (those born between 1980 and 2000) view the traditional church and the way that it has operated. I attend a seeker-friendly church which is successfully reaching out to this generation.

This book brings me back to the time it was written (originally in 1953) and my own traditional Christian upbringing, with the old hymns and service. Because of the different church mindset of the younger generations, I am not sure that this book will resonate with younger people. This not to say that the testimonies and lessons from scripture in the book are not as true and meaningful as they have been for the last 50 plus years, simply that the younger generation may not relate to them like I and my generation do.

The book is a series of short chapters, each presenting a testimony or Biblical truth that Carrie Ten Bloom experienced after her release from a German concentration camp. Early in the book the author makes the statement “Human hearts are amazingly alike.” The stories in the book flesh out this hypothesis by demonstrating God’s heart for humanity in many different settings from a prison in Germany to a group of Hollywood film stars. Truly, God works equally on any human heart.

My favorite timeless quote from the book is “Yesterday is a canceled check, today is cash, tomorrow is a promissory note for those accept the victory of Jesus.” Many live in the canceled check of the past. Carrie obviously was able to translate the grace that God showed her into a passionate sharing of God’s grace with those she met. Today is the cash of life, giving us the ability in our daily lives to share Christ’s love with others and tomorrow is the promissory note of the eternal life that we will one day spend with Jesus. I’m sure that Carrie is now experiencing a joy in heaven which completely overcomes her difficult time on earth.

The narrator, Nadia May made me think that I was listening to Carrie herself.

I received this audio book free from http://christianaudio.com Reviewers Program in exchange for posting a review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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Review by / (Posted on 8/5/2011)
Inspirational!
Amazing Love by Corrie Ten Boom is a compilation of true life experiences of the author. She was once held prisoner in a Concentration Camp in Germany during the Holocaust. After she leaves the camp, she shares her love of Jesus with people around the world.
This book was amazing. The stories were incredible! I love the way that the stories were presented to the reader (listener) as if we are friends and sharing a cup of tea together. Each story she tells is a conversion story in which she had a part. The author, through these stories, causes the reader to realize that God is an awesome God. When she asked for something, He usually provided it. If He didn’t, she tells us later in the story how it was not His will. I recommend this book emphatically!!
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Review by / (Posted on 7/21/2011)
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