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Tramp for the Lord

4.45  ·  Rating Details  ·  14,248 Ratings  ·  263 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 really liked it
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.)
Feb 06, 2011 Stephanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 18, 2008 Annalisa rated it it was ok
Shelves: memoir-biography
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.

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Jul 25, 2008 Karen rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 25, 2016 Madelyne rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: YES!
Recommended to Madelyne by: Mom
Shelves: great, own, 30-by-30, 2010
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
May 13, 2013 Jirka rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 08, 2013 Faith Brown rated it really liked it
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
Aug 26, 2010 Lee Anne rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Apr 01, 2014 Carolyn F. rated it really liked it
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.
Britni Schoolcraft
This book is so full of wisdom and love and forgiveness. The anointing present in Corrie Ten Boom's testimonies made an impression not on my heart, but in my heart. I can't explain the anointing on this book. All I can say is it's life changing, and it will make an impact on the reader that that person will never forget. I'm so glad to have come across this book. As an ironic aside, I was given this book by an unsaved professor at my university and very nearly turned it down because it "didn't l ...more
Oct 07, 2015 Sara rated it it was amazing
A truly profound and life giving true story that warms the heart and convicts the soul. Corrie is a spiritual force and Wanda is an exquisite representation of her voice. My soul is uplifted and inspired.
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
Many people know of Corrie Ten Boom's story from her first book, The Hiding Place, which tells the story of her family's efforts to protect Jewish refugees during the Nazi occupation in Holland and how that work got them arrested and sent to concentration camps where she lost all of her family. It is a remarkable story and well worth reading.

This book is the sequel to her bestseller and recounts a number of vignettes as she has spent the rest of her life on the road for Christ (hence the title "
Mar 08, 2015 Rileyrugrat rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 07, 2015 Toni Miranda rated it really liked it
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
Jun 22, 2015 Rem rated it liked it
Shelves: memoir, non-fiction
I appreciate Corrie ten Boom's faith, courage, and her brutal honesty of her inner workings as well as her life long missionary work. I enjoyed reading her two memoirs, however I was a little bit disturbed about something. If I recall correctly, she never once mentions anything whatsoever about baptism, which is an important tenant in Christianity, as explained by the Son of God himself. I don't even think she says anything about being baptized herself. I am not sure if she forgot to mention tha ...more
Mindee Berkman
May 16, 2015 Mindee Berkman rated it really liked it
I appreciated Corrie's transparency and candor. She admits to not having it all figured out even in her 80's. That's comforting to me, one still trying to get it all together. Inspirational and encouraging.
Jan 21, 2015 Nicole rated it it was amazing
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!
Alice Harbin
Oct 13, 2015 Alice Harbin rated it liked it
Corrie certainly lives close to the Lord; calling on God in the most impossible situations; and things work out okay. She is a traveling preacher, who will speak to whomever will listen, and so often the Holy Spirit acts on their hearts. She keeps going, despite the aches and pains and fatigue of aging. She is definitely a survivor, and because she is a "pushy" person, others find that she is not always so easy to get along with. Sometimes they "set her straight" and she obliges.
She is certainly
Dec 30, 2015 Hosanna rated it really liked it
Tramp For the Lord is the amazing story of Corrie ten Boom as she travels through the world, following God's leading! The book is full of lessons she learned and lessons she taught to others around her. She doesn't hesitate to say that after 80+ years she still learned new lessons about God. Her life as a "tramp for the Lord" shows what can happen when you dedicate your life to His glory. The book is interesting and valuable for learning about the Christian life, however, I didn't enjoy it as m ...more
Amazing woman... amazing testimony!
Natalie Vellacott
I loved the Hiding Place but struggled with this, the sequel. The Hiding Place depicts a humble woman forced into a situation by the Nazis and her determination to look to and rely on God in the midst of her trials.

In this book, the Sequel, the author finally is released from the German concentration camp and believes that God tells her to go to America to preach the Gospel to the people. This was a dream that she and her sister had discussed whilst in the camp and prior to her sisters' tragic
Apr 06, 2009 Smallworld rated it liked it

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
Aug 27, 2012 Janet Mueller rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 24, 2013 Emie rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 15, 2015 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memoir
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!
Jan 31, 2016 Ashley rated it really liked it
I feel like I've read this before, but I probably just skimmed it. Anywho, it's chock full of lessons that I'm still remind myself of, such as closing the circle of God's love, choosing joy, and the Ding Dong principle. It has very short chapters, but most of them pack a big punch. I love Corrie's way of looking at things in a practical way that anyone can understand. I also enjoyed her sharing her struggles. Cuz guess what? I think just like she does a lot. It's also inspiring to be reminded of ...more
Jayme Waggoner
Aug 02, 2014 Jayme Waggoner rated it it was amazing
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.
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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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