I'm not sure why, but the World War II genre fascinates me. It is a time period of horrific events, but also one of inspiring and remarkable stories. One of my favorite books, The Hiding Place written by Corrie ten Boom, is one of those stories. It is the true story of Corrie and her sister and their courageous efforts to hide the Jews from the Nazis. It is one of those books that I just couldn't put down and it contains so many true examples of love, forgiveness, and courage. Here is a few lines from the book:
"All through the short afternoon they kept coming, the people who counted themselves Father's friends (Jews). Young and old, poor and rich, scholarly gentlemen and illiterate servant girls—only to Father did it seem that they were all alike. That was Father's secret: not that he overlooked the differences in people; that he didn't know they were there."
"Happiness isn't something that depends on our surroundings. It's something we make inside ourselves."
If you have any favorite books centered around WWII , please leave me a comment so that I can read it too!