Revisionists of the
most heinous sort incessantly attempt to rewrite, or just to
deny the history of the Holocaust perpetrated by Adolf
Hitler's Nazi regime.
A solitary woman that
lived the holocaust, although now deceased, continues to put
the revisionists and the deniers to the shame they deserve.
She does so through another bold woman, whose own spirit
seems to hold symbiotically the essence of the original. I
refer, in the first instance, to the famous, late Holocaust
survivor, Corrie Ten Boom, and, in the second instance to
Corrie's modern incarnation, Evelyn Hinds, through her
one-woman dramatic portrayal.
I met Evelyn Hinds at
Dallas, Texas while attending a Bible prophecy
research group conference that is held each December.
Within a matter of a minute or so after being introduced to
her I found myself in the presence of Corrie Ten boom. The
sense of the famous woman's presence was almost tangible.
Now, I in no way
believe in the
spirits of the decease inhabiting living people. the Word of
god plainly says that it is appointed unto men (people) once
to die, and after death the Judgment. However, I do believe,
unlike Marc Antony who Shakespeare had saying in "Julius
Caesar" that the evil men (people) do live after them, the
good is oft interred with their bones, that the works God's
people do for His Service live on throughout earth's
history, and into Eternity.
That's the strong
sense I got, talking with Ms Hinds. Her own personality was
transformed before my rapt attention into the persona of
the woman held by many as one of
the most influential saints of modern times.
Evelyn Hinds told me
basically what she has written in the preface to her script
used for portraying Miss Ten Boom.
"In my travels
performing my one-woman dramatic presentation, I meet many
of Corrie’s fans who have been deeply touched by her books
and speaking. However, I find that I introduce her story to
many more children and adults who have never heard of her.
So for those who missed her story while she was alive and
for those born since her death, I include a few words of
Corrie ten Boom
(1892-1983) was a Dutch woman who survived the Holocaust and
an infamous Nazi death camp, Ravensbruck. She was a
Christian who was imprisoned for hiding and protecting Jews
in Holland during Hitler’s
reign. Corrie earned Israel’s designation as a “Righteous
Gentile.” She committed her life after the end of the war to
traveling around the world telling her story and preaching
the gospel. Corrie would boldly proclaim, “God has no
problems with our lives, only plans!”
The life story of
Corrie Ten Boom was made into a movie in 1975 by the Billy
Graham organization, World Wide Pictures.
Miss Ten Boom wrote
more than 20 books after World War II, chronicling her
experiences during the Holocaust and beyond. She was
received by thousands within audiences to which she spoke in
person around America and the world, and left a legacy of
her life, through audio, film , and print.
She proved, through
her life, that Christ never leaves or forsakes His own. She
was, and remains, through continuing God-empowered residual
effects, to be a powerful force to influence the World for
and, this is where
Evelyn Hinds and her true to life portrayal of the great
Christian woman comes into play --literally. This one woman
dramatic presentation is astonishing in its effects on the
audiences she faces. I can attest, personally, that the
sense of the presence of Corrie Ten boom, and the Lord she
served so willingly emerges to grip the listener in a way
that is haunting in the very best sense of the word.
For some, I have no
doubt that the encounter with Corrie Ten Boom, through
Evelyn Hinds, is life-transforming.
I strongly recommend
presentation be given before any church or organization that
wants to experience the power and presence the God of Heaven
can Display through a solitary individual who commits her or
his life to Christ.
The Corrie Ten Boom
story by Evelyn Hinds is also bound in an excellent book.
Title: The Weaving: A Journey to Corrie ten Boom Live
*** To order the book,
or to schedule Evelyn Hinds' live presentation of the
portrayal of Corrie Ten Boom for your church or