Happy Birthday, Corrie!

Happy Birthday, Corrie ten Boom! Here’s a brief excerpt from my book, Victorious: Corrie ten Boom and The Hiding Place:

Two and a half years of physical but not spiritual decline followed the third stroke. At about 10:30 p.m., with Lotte and Pam by her side, on April 15, 1983, Corrie’s 91st birthday, the old Haarlem watchmaker’s heart finally stopped ticking. Corrie went to her final hiding place and saw her glorious Lord face to face. Victory was finally hers. On her tombstone would be a simple inscription:
Corrie ten Boom
Jesus Is Victor

According to Jewish tradition, dying on one’s birthday is considered to be a particular blessing.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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