While I was expecting to be moved by this book, as I have been with every holocaust memoir I've read, I wasn't expecting to be as deeply moved as I was. The faith of the ten Boom family, and the way it informs their decisions to do the right thing, regardless of personal risk, is humbling. This is not to say Ms. ten Boom does not have moments of despair -- how could she not given what happened to her, to her family and to her neighbors and those she helped? It is the moments of despair which allow reader to identify with the her and her sister and father. A remarkable book about the light that remains alight even in the darkest of nights.