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.
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.
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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Amazing Love by Corrie Ten Boom
Amazing Love by Corrie Ten Boom is a very uplifting and encouraging book. I thought it interesting that Corrie called herself a troubadour for Christ.
The book consists of twenty-seven chapters and each one is more or less a short story or maybe testimony would be a better word. The chapters include such things as redemption, forgiveness, finances, intercessory prayer, the second coming, and everlasting life. There were several statements in the book that I really liked but I think my favorite was: “Yesterday is a canceled check, today is cash, tomorrow is a promissory note to those who accept the victory of Jesus.” Every chapter offered words of wisdom from an author who was in a position to offer such words. Corrie’s deep faith and love for Christ comes through each word in the book.
Nadia May is the narrator and does an excellent job.
I received this audio book free from christianaudio Reviewers Program in exchange for posting a review. (http://christianaudio.com).
Non-Judgemental, Challenging and Humbling...Beautiful!
“Amazing Love,” by Corrie Ten Boom. This dear sweet lady wrote about her experiences and travels after living in the horrors of the concentration camps during World War II. She shares different stories of different people as well as cultures and the beautiful thread of God’s amazing love that was able to touch each person.
I do want to say just a few words about the narrarator, Nadia May. She has the warmest voice! I melted right into the book as Ms. May began to speak. Her accent is lovely and she is very easy to understand. I truly hope to hear more books narrarated by her in the future!
Growing up, I read Corrie’s book, “The Hiding Place,” for a book report and was so horrified at the trials that this woman had to endure. To have been able to listen to her story now, years later, and the intense love that our Heavenly Father had for this woman, a humble watchmaker, it brought new revelation of what a wonderful God we serve. Instead of allowing herself to become embittered, she made the choice to allow the love of God to shine through her life.
I was so pleased to listen to the different people that Corrie was able to touch with the love of God! Inmates in various prison cells, Hollywood stars, and even the very people who had abused her and her sister in the concentration camps. She chose the high road, to love, not to hate.
Corrie Ten Boom by far is one of the most inspirational people I have ever read about. Her simple faith will challenge you to move beyond the limitations that we have been taught to place within our own lives. She does not judge, but she does pose a challenge to live out the love of God, rather than just talk about it. She has a very timely message for the culture and society in which we live in today. I hope you will consider adding this book to your collection!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from ChristianAudio.com, book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Nadia recounts ten Boom's extraordinary life with ease and style!
Corrie ten Boom, concentration camp survivor and worldwide Christian missionary, shares her personal experiences, as she did in her works TRAMP FOR THE LORD and A HIDING PLACE. These 27 vignettes tell of her experiences spreading the gospel all over the world after the war. Nadia May recounts ten Boom's extraordinary life with ease and style. Reflecting ten Boom's Dutch heritage, May provides an authenticity that, coupled with the author s honesty, makes the experience of listening like having a private conversation with the author. J.E. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine
Excellent illustration of basic concepts as disciple of Yeshua
I just finished listening to Amazing Love by Corrie ten Boom. This is the first audio book that I am reviewing for ChristianAudio.com. It is a very good book. Corrie ten Boom's language is not lofty or intellectual. She explains some basic concepts of being a disciple to Yeshua through her experiences in the years after World War II. I view myself as a very new disciple, and so it was very good to hear another perspective on some of these concepts: trust in God to provide for us, we are to allow God’s love for others to flow through us, our sins our forgiven, we must forgive those who have sinned against us, the Devil and demons are defeated spirits. There are hefty volumes of theology on all of these topics, but I believe Corrie ten Boom did an excellent job of illustrating them in her life.
I highly suggest this quick read (or listening) to both strengthen your faith and reinforce your knowledge of God’s truth.
Amazing Love: True Stories of the Power of Forgiveness[/amazon_image]I just listened to the audio book recording of the Corrie ten Boom’s book Amazing Love, and it was incredible! Growing up, I heard the name Corrie ten Boom and her book the Hiding Place quite a lot, but until now, I hadn’t actually read any of her books.
The book is essentially a collection of stories of the victory we have in Christ from Boom’s own ministry around the world. Although the book is short, Boom is able to pack each sentence and story with so much truth. Boom constantly reminds the reader (listener) that she is not very knowledgeable in theology or debating, but she never let that stop her! Her stories are an incredible illustration of how God can use any of us if we are willing to give ourselves up for His will.
Each chapter is ussually an illustration or collection of illustrations of truths from the Bible. Boom uses these examples to show us the power of God at our disposal and the truth that can set anyone free!
While listening to the book, I was brought to praise and prayer of God many times glorifying Him for who He is and what He can do, but most importantly what He has already done.
The audio book narrator, Nadia May, was very easy to listen to. Although Boom was Dutch and May is British, May’s accent seemed to add to the life and feel of the book and drew you into the story.
Overall, I highly suggest this quick read (or listening) to both strengthen your faith and reinforce your knowledge of God’s truth.
(Blog review: http://www.joshuakaufmann.com/2011/04/amazing-love-corrie/)
Inspiring book by Corrie ten Boom
Corrie ten Boom’s remarkable ability to capture her audience and point them to Christ is ever-present in her book, “Amazing Love,” now included in the library at christianaudio.com. Her courage as a survivor of a Nazi concentration camp shines as she recounts her many travels around the world following her release. As Christ was faithful to her during those many months of imprisonment, she was faithful to go throughout the world and spread the love of Christ to all who would listen.
Although she never speaks of her own accomplishments, “Amazing Love” is filled with her wisdom and courage. The book, first published in 1953, still has so much to teach Christians and non-Christians about God, the love of Christ and evangelism. Most refreshing is her admission of pride at one point in her life and the results it produced. She sought and followed the guidance and counsel of others regarding her struggles which is a testimony of humility and trust for us.
Her simple faith should convict us today as we try to make our Christian walk so difficult. The simple language drew people to her because she uses words everyone can understand. Even though she never embellished her experiences, she captures the interest of her readers in a remarkable way.
Nadia May, as narrator, was clear and easily understood. She made the story come alive with proper tones and inflections. I loved listening to her retell Corrie ten Boom’s story.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this audiobook free from Christianaudio.com as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Amazing Love, Amazing Lessons and an Amazing God.
As youth, Corrie ten Boom and her sister suffered imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp. Treated harshly, her sister escaped the concentration camp by way of the grave. Corrie, however, was released and eventually recovered from the traumatic experience. In Amazing Love, Corrie recounts twenty-seven of her life experiences. Rather than remain bruised and scarred, Corrie gave her pain to God. In return, she received personal healing and opportunities to share the gift of healing with others. Corrie uses her trials and triumphs to encourage Christians from all walks of life.
Listening to Amazing Love was entertaining and encouraging. The stories challenged me spiritually while distracting me from the tediousness of laundry. I found listening to this audio book while doing chores quite enjoyable and I would definitely do it again.
Some of my favorite things in Amazing Love were: The discussions about the power of prayer and the different forms of prayer as well as the recurring theme of victorious living through Christ. Corrie used stories of personal victories in her own life to demonstrate her beliefs. One powerful statement was: “The promises of God are greater than the realities of our problems.” What a thought. I also enjoyed “The Chocolate Sermon.” I won't spoil it by explaining too much. However, the simple truth illustrated in that particular story has the potential to change lives. It doesn't hurt that I happen to love chocolate and can relate to the women in the story. I would not consider this to be a devotional, but it is spiritual uplifting.
Regarding the narration, the narrator's voice matched what I imagine the author's voice to sound like. It was distinguished with an interesting lilt. Vocal intonations, such as loudness, excitement and sadness, were utilized appropriately.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this audiobook free from Christianaudio as part of their Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Product Review Amazing Love the story of forgiveness
Christian Audio gave me a complementary audio copy of Amazing Love True stories of the power of forgiveness. The author is Corrie ten Boom and the narrator is Nadia May. I listened to this book on my Barnes & Noble Nook each day as a devotional. I received no compensation for this review.
This is the first time I've listened to one of Corrie ten Boom's books on audio. I have read her books in the past and I can honestly say, I've never found one that didn't impact my life. The audio version of Amazing Love was no different. This is a daily devotional. I loved reading the stories of amazing forgiveness of each story. You can hear the hand of God in each person's life on their journey of forgiveness.
This is a must hear for anyone wanting to experience the love of God shed abroad in their life. This amazing woman shares the trials and tribulation she has faced in her life as a survivor of a concentration camp. You can relate to her as you see her as a real person who faces some of the same things we do in our daily lives. How she didn't give up and give in and allow bitterness to over take her. How she surrendered to God's plan for her life. The stories in the book will touch you in a lasting way.
I definitely give this audio book a thumbs up. It is well worth listening too.
Until next time,