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23 Feb 2017

A war story: “There is no pit so deep God’s love is not deeper still“

by Kaylena Radcliff | Issue 121

One was an ethnically Jewish Carmelite nun , the other a Dutch Reformed watchmaker. One received her doctorate, the other initially failed to get even a Bible training certificate. On the surface Edith Stein (1891–1942) and Corrie ten Boom (1892–1983) had little in common, but their faith and choices during World War II bound them in suffering.

[Last photograph of Edith Stein]

The Watchmaker’s Daughter

Cornelia (Corrie) ten Boom was the fourth surviving child of a poor but generous Dutch Reformed couple, Casper and Cornelia ten Boom. After...

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