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Two books so similar in their journey, and yet so far apart through the roads they take are, Night and The Hiding Place. In The Hiding Place, a book about the life of Cornelia ten Boom, and her journey from her average life to a life filled with pain that helps her discover her strong faith in God. In Night, Ellie Wiesel starts out having more faith in God then in himself, and after having to endure the death of his family, he loses all faith in God and religion. Corrie ten Boom was an adult, when the Gestapo came to Holland, and had much more taken away from her because she had lived more than Wiesel had. Cornelia was never the most fortunate woman in the world, but through her many misfortunes and strong faith she learned how to deal with the pain life presents one. The life journeys of Corrie ten Boom compared to Ellie Wiesel are one in some ways, but complete opposites in others.
Corrie ten Boom was a grown woman unlike Ellie Wiesel when the Gestapo took her away to the concentration camps, and due to her age, she was able to learn how to adapt with the pain that comes from l...


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