Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Return to the Hiding Place ~ Family Movie Night


The Return to the Hiding Place is the latest addition to Our Wholesome Video List. It has been quite awhile since I have had the opportunity to recommend a movie (you will find our last entry here)! I will advise that the PG-13 rating is for thematic elements that may be disturbing for younger children because of the atrocities committed during Hitler's reign (though nothing too vivid is shown, there is obvious violence and peril but besides this, the movie is quite refreshingly "clean" without vulgar language, intimacy or nudity!). 

What I found most inspiring in this "based on a true story" was the courageous young people in the Dutch resistance movement! They were fighting for lives (and not a later curfew, the latest clothing trends, or an updated iPhone)! Full of suspense, conviction and worthy causes, this "edge of your seat" sequel to The Hiding Place will leave you encouraged. If you have seen neither movie, then I recommend the double feature of both DVD's in one. Due to some disturbing World War II content, (nothing too extreme), you may choose to show this to older children of 12 and up. These young people are an excellent role model for today's youth!

What is it about?

"Corrie Ten Boom's Secret Student Army. The Untold True Story. In WWII Holland, Corrie ten Boom leads a secret resistance army of untrained university students who navigate a deadly labyrinth of hijackings, rescue missions, and underground networks to save and transport over 880 Jewish people in their panicked exodus from death. Watch this harrowing true tale of ordinary students who dare to resist one of historys cruelest tyrants, risk their lives for total strangers, and prove that a handful of devoted young people can change the course of history."
~ Summary from Amazon.com

Homeschool categories:
  • Geography: The Netherlands/Holland
  • World History: World War II
  • Character Building: Courage (Joshua 1:7)/Laying Down Your Life for a Brother (John 15:13)

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14 comments:

  1. I haven't seen this movie, Jes. I had heard about it years back. I did see The Hiding Place and read the book of course. What wonderful women Corrie and her sister were! So inspiring.

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    1. Yes, I am so encouraged by the legacy of Corrie and Betsey too! They were both strong and courageous women of God though completely different in character! This movie is a must see if you were inspired by the Hiding Place. Thank you for stopping by this morning! :)

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  2. I have been so impacted by reading "The Hiding PLace" and Corrie's other books! I didn't know this was out. Can't wait to watch it! Thanks for sharing Jes!

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    1. Yes, I was very excited to see it on DVD finally! It is very inspiring!

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  3. Dear JES:
    I did not know about this "RETURN" version. I remember the day in the 70's that my husband and I went to a private showing of "The Hiding Place". I will never forget walking out of the threatre in Clearwater, Florida and the sun was shining and I remember how sobbering it was and looking up at the blue sky and sunshine and thinking how GOOD it was to be "free and alive". I will definitely look for this new version.

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    1. Yes, that dark time in history really puts our modern day problems into perspective doesn't it?

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  4. I am familiar with Corrie and Betsey but I haven't seen either movie! Thank you for the review and suggestions. Here's hoping I can find one or both at the library.
    Blessings, Leigh

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    1. Oh, you will appreciate them I think! The first one may be at the library (though it may be considered too religious so maybe not) but the second one seems to be less known so I am not too sure. Perhaps an online Christian rental?

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  5. We are always looking for recommendations for good films, and I have read Corrie ten Boom's books, so thank you for sharing this :-)

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    1. I am with you! Whenever we watch something good and worthy, I am excited to share! :)

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  6. Jes, thankyou. I'm always looking for movies that are suitable for everyone in the family. I'll look out for this one for certain. Mimi xxx

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  7. How interesting, I didn't know there was a return movie, either. Thank you for sharing that. :)

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  8. During my homeschooling days, both of my children would say that one of their favorite books that we read together was The Hiding Place. Coincidently, I am reading A Prisoner and Yet by Corrie Ten Boom which shares highlights of all the evidences of God working during her time in the concentration camp. It is really a companion to the Hiding Place. I hadn't heard about A Return to the Hiding Place or Corrie's mission with the University students. I will indeed have to check that out!

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yes, I believe it is actually her nephews story that we watch in this movie (and he is one of the university students). Also, the story concerns some of the first group of people that Corrie's family hides.

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