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Tramp for the Lord

4.45 of 5 stars 4.45  ·  rating details  ·  12,420 ratings  ·  236 reviews
In 1940, Corrie ten Boom was living with her father and sister above their watch shop in Haarlem, Holland—and when their country was invaded, this devoutly Christian family provided sanctuary for persecuted Jews. Before long, the Nazis captured Corrie and her family. They were sent to a concentration camp, where Corrie lost both her sister and father. But remarkably, throu ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 15th 1986 by Jove (first published 1974)
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Dec 13, 2014 Ron rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: history
My introduction to the ten Booms.

Worth the price if only for the story of Corrie meeting one of the guards from Ravensbruck, where her sister died, in Munich after World War Two, and how she responded to his request that she forgive him. (You either already know what happened or you need to read this book.)
Outstanding! I was captivated, inspired and challenged by this collection of stories from Corrie ten Boom's life after The Hiding Place. In The Hiding Place we learn of her life in and before the concentration camps. In Tramp for the Lord, we learn about how she lived her life following that experience. This book has less of a plot than the first one, but more depth in terms of spiritual wisdom. A must read for any Christ-follower. She tells of how she went along side of others all over the worl ...more
I did not like the sequel to The Hiding Place. While I found Corrie lovable in her faith and humility during the war, after it I found her preachy and overbearing to the point of self-righteousness. The breaking point for me was when she chastised a woman who tried to give her money for her work helping those displaced by the war, upset that the woman had not being moved by the Christian part of her speech and then criticized the woman for taking offense.

Maybe it has something to do with her eld
Jul 25, 2008 Karen rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Karen by: Sara Peterson
Shelves: edifying
Blown away! This book might just have made it to the top of my "Best Book Ever Read" list. Its captivating and just as equally encouraging. I feel like life is worth living to the fullest. Corrie Ten Boom was an amazing women. In the Hiding Place you learn of her life in and before the concentration camps, in Tramp for the Lord, you learn about how she lived her life afterwards. You read about what she actually DID with the knowledge of having a personal Savior. Corrie Ten Boom lived the life th ...more
Jun 15, 2010 Madelyne rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: YES!
Recommended to Madelyne by: Mom
Shelves: great, own, 25-by-25
What an encouraging woman! To think that in 1970 she came to my town to speak. Would that I were I alive to hear her! This book is a must read for long time and new Christians alike. Corrie never beats people over the head, she gently comes along side to teach the Lord's lessons. A few chapters towards the end really struck home and I felt as though she were talking directly to me. It is also refreshing the way she deals with her own sin, in that she doesn't sugar coat her life to make it seem s ...more
With a title and cover that seem like something you'd want to laugh over at one of those White Elephant parties like the one I went to last week, this definitely proves the adage "don't judge a book by it's cover".

Every chapter seemed to be just the kick-in-the-pants, or comfort, or encouragement, or inspiration I needed when I read it. I was very blessed. I love Corrie. She is a very relatable sort of person.
A honest and very personal encounter by a person who not only speaks about religion but also lives it fully. One of the few books that give a solid argument against the assertions in Richard Dawkins' "God Delusion". The life of people such as Corrie Ten Boom is a very strong witness to God's presence in the heart of the believer.
Faith Brown
It's an inspirational, touching story. The book as well as its title are truly captivating. The story remained with me long after I'd read it.
She's such a great woman of faith.
Corrie Ten Boom’s book Tramp for the Lord tells of her life after being released from Ravensbruck, a German concentration camp during WWII. Corrie’s lifestyle is one that humbly displays her great faith in God as she traveled all over the world telling everyone she met about His amazing love and what He was doing in her life. Her story begins humbly as she was nearly destitute wandering around New York City. In the world’s eyes she was not doing anything worthwhile there, and should have stayed ...more
Lee Anne
This book, a sequel of sorts to The Hiding Place, is a huge disappointment. It feels disjointed and cobbled together; indeed, some of the chapters have copyrights indicating original publication in Guideposts magazine, so I wonder if this isn't just a fleshed-out compilation of magazine pieces.

In The Hiding Place, ten Boom's story of faith and miracles seemed genuine and was truly moving. This book, on the other hand, felt false, preachy, overly pious, and a little bit whiny. I didn't believe ha
Carolyn F.
I loved her book The Hiding Place about her family hiding Jews and ending up going to a concentration camp themselves. This is mostly about the author's life afterwards. Very good book.
Beth Manautou
Probably one of the most life changing books I've ever read. Corrie's story is a vivid picture of what it means to have a "child-like" faith.
Synopsis from This is Corrie ten Boom's story: beginning where her profoundly moving bestseller ended, taking us on a uniquely thrilling tour to the nearest and farthest corners of the earth. She is a modest and simple woman who has seen and known a world few others could imagine; a survivor of Hitler's worst concentration camps and one of the most remarkable evangelists of our time. \nWhen Corrie ten Boom was released from the concentration camp in Germany, she took with her ...more
Another life changer! A sequel to "The Hiding Place", this is a wonderful story full of miracles and love. The book does reflect somewhat on Corrie's time of imprisonment in the Nazi concentration camp. But, it goes beyond that to a time of healing and restoration in Europe and Corrie's role in helping both sides cope with the horrors faced in the war. Then Corrie starts her mission work world-wide and I just found myself cheering for this Child of God as she proved the impossible, possible with ...more
Toni Miranda
I yearn to have faith like Corrie, to be willing to forgive and see others as God sees them. She was not perfect, but she never gave up. One of my favorite things she said was, "When one is abiding under the shadow of the Almighty there will be not light, but that is only because God's Presence is so near...Dear God, when this shadow came over me I thought You had departed. Now I understand it was because You were drawing closer." I needed that message right now. Walking in the dark is scary, bu ...more
Corrie ten Boom's life is nothing short of incredible. She traveled all around the world ministering and sharing her testimony. I was simple in awe of her willingness and sacrifice. A must read!
Amazing woman... amazing testimony!

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 chroni
Janet Mueller
A must read. Encouraging, wonderful, full of God's wisdom.

Corrie, was sent (along with her family) to a concentration camp, for hiding Jews in her residence, from Nazi occupied Holland. This book address the years following her release from the camp. Years in which she traveled the world, giving her message of God's love & hope for eternal life, as well as what God taught her in prison & how He continued to work in her life.

" Looking back across the years of my life, I can see the work
I am so glad for "Tramp for the Lord" by Corrie ten Boom! This book reveals Corrie's selfless and God-guided adventures around the world and the many people which she met while travelling. You will find many advices in this book, as well as recordings of people's great realizations of God's love, and not to mention humorous anecdotes from her own memoir! She will make you feel as if you are living out of her own suitcase, travelling and mistering around the globe with her. It will make you laugh ...more
Corrie Ten Boom has written an inspirational book for new and mature Christians which refreshes the spirit and provides some meaty manna worth savoring! Heartfelt and honest with a meaningful depiction of faith in action that would have most staring in disbelief. It's a timely message. One we're in dire need of today. And this old Dutch woman as she often calls herself was used greatly for the sake of those who knew Him not but came to love him through her work. What a testimony!
Jayme Waggoner
I went to the local library and The Hiding Place (her first book was checked out). This was her second book. I was captivated after the fourth page! Completely moved in each segment. I felt the Holy Spirit actually working in me as I read her humble stories of her life "tramping" through the world. Anyone that doesn't "get it" needs to try one more time and read it again. The Lord planned for me to read this book! I loved it.
Mina Estefanous
After finishing the book I took 2 decisions :
Writing and recording god's work in one's life is so important .. it's important to have experience and stories through which the lord showed greatness to share with those who are need and with self some times .. theoretical faith is very week compared to that faith experiencing god's hands so close ...
The second decision : "the hiding place" is a must read book :-)
I must have read this a long time ago, because all of the stories are familiar to me, but I still find myself in joyful tears at the amazing, humbling, powerful faith of this "little, old Dutch woman." With childlike faith she followed her Father's leading around the world, equipped with nothing more than the stories of what God had done in her life, the Word of God and prayer; and in so doing, she cast the light of the glory of God into corners of darkness where everyone else had feared to go. ...more
Lynette Chambers
I read this book several years ago and it touched my heart deeply. I can't imagine surviving all that Corrie and her family endured. The fact that she lived her life telling others about her experiences and leading many to the Lord has inspired me to be a better person. I look forward to meeting her one day in glory!
Mar 09, 2014 Cathy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Cathy by: school teacher
I read this book right out of high school and it left quite an indelible image on my brain. It is right up there as Anne Frank and Sound of Music as far as I am concerned. I have bought many copies and given them all away. I will someday buy more copies.

This is a definite MUST READ!!
Steve Nay
While I thoroughly enjoyed The Hiding Place, this collection of Corrie ten Boom's missionary stories doesn't live up to the title of "sequel". The stories are usually interesting and often inspiring, although ten Boom's tone is much more preachy than the honest, down-to-earth voice of THP.
Beautiful book centered around forgiveness through Jesus Christ. One of my favorite parts of the book took place when Corrie had been told by God specifically to get a direct flight from Australia to Africa. When she tried to book such a flight the airlines told her it was impossible. There were no planes that took a direct flight for they would have to stop at an island in between and fuel up. "I shall pray for an island then. For God is never wrong," was her answer. A few hours later the same ...more
Jennifer Griffith
Interesting expansion on what happened to Corrie Ten Boom after her ordeal she explains in the wonderful book The Hiding Place. There is more of her wit and humility, and those who loved the Hiding Place will find a lot to like here. It's not told with the same plot-thread-style, however; it's more episodic. For that reason, it is less compelling a read. It's something that can be picked up and put down, taken in doses to slowly absorb her wisdom. I enjoyed some vignettes more than others, and f ...more
Nereida Rivera
Story of survival

This book didn't catch my attention right away. But as I got more in depth, couldn't keep the book down. Life lessons are worth reading and learning from this missionary.
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Corrie ten Boom and her family were Christians who were active in social work in their home town of Haarlem, the Netherlands. During the Nazi occupation, they chose to act out their faith through peaceful resistance to the Nazis by active participation in the Dutch underground. They were hiding, feeding and transporting Jews and underground members hunted by the Gestapo out of the country. It is e ...more
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