Christianity Today gives Victorious five stars:
“In Victorious, Guthrie has reminded us of an evangelical icon who, though flawed (as all sinners are), was nevertheless genuinely virtuous. Evangelicals need more well-researched edifying biographies written for a general audience. “
I have put together a free discussion guide on Victorious for individuals, groups, and churches. May it enhance your understanding of Corrie ten Boom, The Hiding Place, and your calling in God’s kingdom.
Go here for discounts on bulk orders of the book.
The irreplaceable Wayne Shepherd of “First Person” has interviewed me about my new book, Victorious: Corrie ten Boom and The Hiding Place. The program airs in Chicago at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, on WMBI-FM. You can also listen to the podcast.
BreakPoint column: “What We Can Learn from Corrie ten Boom’s Faithful Witness”
“On the Road with Stan Guthrie” podcast by Faith Radio.
My interview on “Kurt and Kate Mornings” on Moody Radio Florida.
Here’s an excerpt containing Chapter 1, “A Dizzying Era.”
Corrie ten Boom’s dramatic best-seller, The Hiding Place, tells how a middle-aged Dutch woman stood up to Nazi horror and protected God’s chosen people with fortitude and faith. Victorious: Corrie ten Boom and The Hiding Place goes behind the scenes with first-person interviews, never-before-heard stories, and painstaking archival research to present new insights about why the book captured the imagination of a generation, how it came together, what made Corrie tick, and why her life still challenges us in a world very different from her own.
Victorious: Corrie ten Boom and The Hiding Place, part of Paraclete Press’s new “Stories of Great Books” series, presents a much-needed portrait of an imperfect servant of Jesus the Victor and provides a fresh perspective on the life and faith of a modern saint. This is Stan Guthrie’s seventh book. He is an editor at large for the Colson Center for Christian Worldview.
“Corrie ten Boom’s faith and courage during World War II are on full display in her classic book, The Hiding Place, and in my own writings I’ve made no secret of my tremendous admiration for her. But Stan Guthrie’s book, Victorious, demonstrates Corrie’s continuing relevance for many current challenges, including refugees, anti-Semitism, and sharing the love of God in a skeptical age. Highly recommended.”
—Eric Metaxas, #1 NYT best-selling author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, 7Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness, and host of the nationally syndicated Eric Metaxas Radio Show
“The story of Corrie ten Boom is timeless, and I’m grateful that Stan Guthrie’s new book, Victorious, is reawakening a fascination with this remarkable woman’s witness. I was in my early 20s when I grew to know and love ‘Tante Corrie,’ and her tender, yet no-nonsense way of walking with her beloved Jesus helped shape my own life story. Her last words, spoken to me in her thick Dutch accent? ‘Joni, one day we shall dance together in heaven!’ And I’m still waiting for that dance. Turn the page and get to know this saint-of-the-age, as well as the history and details behind her amazing testimony. Her life may end up shaping your story, too!”
–Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center
“I grew up on The Hiding Place. Not only did our family read it; we told and retold each other the harrowing stories from the book’s pages. In the process, Corrie ten Boom’s powerful, real-life account of faith and forgiveness in the face of unspeakable evil shaped my imagination. I am far from alone. The book has impacted millions and now Guthrie, a skilled journalist and historian, is helping us understand why. With fascinating details about Corrie’s life, and insight into post-war evangelicalism, Guthrie paints a vivid picture of the wider world into which the book was born. Victorious will intrigue people who have never read The Hiding Place. And it will enable those of us who have to encounter it again for the first time.”
—Drew Dyck, author of Your Future Self Will Thank You: Secrets to Self-Control from the Bible and Brain Science
“Stan Guthrie has brought one of our modern-day evangelical ‘saints’ to vivid life. He skillfully weaves Tante Corrie’s riveting story of extraordinary bravery to the glory of God with our all-too-human story as contemporary followers of Jesus wrestling with profound ‘how should we then live?’ issues. On the way he brings in a snapshot of postwar America, Billy Graham, Hollywood, the scourge of anti-Semitism, and so much more. Highly recommended.”
—Elizabeth Cody Newenhuyse, author of God, I Know You’re Here Somewhere
“Stan Guthrie paints a moving portrait of Christian Holocaust survivor and evangelist Corrie ten Boom, and details how her relationships with the likes of Brother Andrew and John and Elizabeth Sherrill led to one of the remarkable books of the 20th century. Guthrie also helps us apply Corrie’s life and ministry to the issues the church faces today: from evangelism, to anti-Semitism, to care for the elderly, immigration, and more. This book is a unique and compelling combination of biography, church history, and applied Christian worldview.”
–John Stonestreet, President of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, and host of “BreakPoint”
“Stan has given us a book that is full of insight—about the life of one great woman, yes, but also about some of the most complicated, nuanced, and significant questions of our time. The life of Corrie ten Boom is compelling testament to God’s power and presence in the life of one of his beloved servants, and it is also a powerful inspiration for our journeys of faith and calling.”
–Ruth Haley Barton, founder, Transforming Center and author of Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership