If only most of us Christians had as strong of a faith as this family did through the most extreme trials. The film is a great example of faith at its ultimate best with the strength the Lord gives if allowed. An encouraging film for those who want to see a mature Christ like faith in action. Disc 2 was for me an added bonus to get more insight to this family of faith. Every Christian should have this in their library.
I was looking at purchasing the DVD vs. watching it online, and ended up at the Hiding Place Museum website, where they mentioned that this DVD had extras and so I decided on purchasing for that reason. (I'm not sure if the Museum gets a percentage when you purchase this way, but it might be worth a try.)
There are 2 DVDs inside, and on the extra one, I valued seeing more of Corrie in real life, including:
1. A film of Corrie visiting the set of the Hiding Place film, interacting with the creation of the film, and seeming to give her blessing on the actors and the story being true to her experience.
2. A section called "Corrie's biography" that includes a film made by Corrie for prisoners, sharing her own experiences and how they brought her closer to God.
3. "Corrie's bio" also has a story of her life, with the actress who played her explaining some of her life, showing her home in the US. She also has films of Corrie telling a little of her experiences in the past, showing some of her experience getting a pacemaker and things about the end of her life, plus a lot of Corrie's very practical life illustrations of her faith.
4. "Corrie's bio" also has a film celebrating Corrie, where the MC brought various people in her life onto the stage. It was a big rush to fit so much into an hour, but very nice to see a few of the real people in her life back then and now, and to see the impact Corrie has had on so many (and a funny story about the ten Booms).
Loved it! I read the book years ago and enjoyed it; however, the movie brings it to life. Knowing that Corrie ten Boom shared the story herself gave it authenticity. My husband enjoyed it, too. Unfortunately, people have already forgotten about the terror the Jews endured; this true-life story is not only educational, but a great reminder of what actually happened and it can not be disputed.