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The Hiding Place 7,712 copies, 118 reviews
Tramp for the Lord 1,601 copies, 10 reviews
Corrie Ten Boom's Prison Letters 625 copies, 6 reviews
Each new day 553 copies, 3 reviews
Amazing Love 336 copies, 2 reviews
A prisoner and Yet... 260 copies, 1 review
Clippings from My Notebook 253 copies, 1 review
Father ten Boom, God's man 171 copies, 2 reviews
Not Good If Detached 171 copies, 2 reviews
He Sets the Captive Free 134 copies, 2 reviews
Corrie's Christmas Memories 105 copies, 3 reviews
He Cares, He Comforts 95 copies, 1 review
Jesus Is Victor 72 copies, 3 reviews
Heiligmaking 3 copies
Vertrouwen 1 copy
Menetrend 1 copy
Geloof 1 copy
Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul (Contributor, some editions) 1,155 copies, 3 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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