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Corrie ten Boom was a writer and historian. She was born in the Netherlands in 1892. In February of 1944, an informer turned the ten Boom family in to the Gestapo for hiding Jews in their watch and clock shop. Six family members and 30 friends were arrested. Casper, Betsie, and Christiaan ten Boom died as prisoners. Because of a clerical error, Corrie Ten Boom was released, one week before all the women her age were killed. ten Boom went on to tell her message of survival for the next 32 years in countries throughout the world. Her story became both a book and a movie titled The Hiding Place. Ten Boom died on April 15, 1983. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Hiding Place… (more)
The Hiding Place 9,611 copies, 144 reviews
Tramp for the Lord 1,946 copies, 16 reviews
Corrie Ten Boom's Prison Letters 744 copies, 6 reviews
Each new day 656 copies, 4 reviews
Amazing Love 416 copies, 2 reviews
A prisoner and Yet... 319 copies, 1 review
Clippings from My Notebook 302 copies, 1 review
Father ten Boom, God's man 213 copies, 2 reviews
Not Good If Detached 200 copies, 2 reviews
Not I, but Christ 185 copies, 1 review
He Sets the Captive Free 167 copies, 2 reviews
Corrie's Christmas Memories 137 copies, 4 reviews
He Cares, He Comforts 118 copies, 1 review
Jesus Is Victor 90 copies, 3 reviews
Refugiul 2 copies
Heiligmaking 2 copies
Faiths Triumphs 1 copy, 1 review
Overgave 1 copy
Menetrend 1 copy
Vertrouwen 1 copy
Geloof 1 copy
Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul (Contributor, some editions) 1,309 copies, 4 reviews
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Corrie ten Boom was born on 15 April 1892 to a working-class family in Amsterdam, Netherlands, near Haarlem. Named after her mother, Cornelia, but known as Corrie all her life, she was the youngest child of Casper ten Boom, a jeweler and watchmaker. Her father was fascinated by the craft of watchmaking and often became so engrossed in his work that he forgot to charge customers for his services. Corrie had three older siblings: Betsie, Willem, and Nollie. Her three maternal aunts, Tante Bep, Tante Jans, and Tante Anna, lived with the family.

She trained to be a watchmaker herself, and in 1922, she became the first woman to be licensed as a watchmaker in The Netherlands. Over the next decade, in addition to working in her father's shop, she established a youth club for teenage girls, which provided religious instruction and classes in the performing arts, sewing, and handicrafts. She and her family were Calvinist Christians in the Dutch Reformed Church, and their faith inspired them to serve their society, which they did by offering shelter, food and money to those who were in need.
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