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The Hiding Place 7,536 copies, 116 reviews
Tramp for the Lord 1,555 copies, 9 reviews
Corrie Ten Boom's Prison Letters 611 copies, 6 reviews
Each new day 541 copies, 3 reviews
Amazing Love 323 copies, 2 reviews
A prisoner and Yet... 255 copies, 1 review
Clippings from My Notebook 250 copies, 1 review
Not Good If Detached 167 copies, 2 reviews
Father ten Boom, God's man 166 copies, 2 reviews
He Sets the Captive Free 131 copies, 2 reviews
Corrie's Christmas Memories 104 copies, 3 reviews
He Cares, He Comforts 92 copies, 1 review
Jesus Is Victor 69 copies, 3 reviews
Heiligmaking 3 copies
Die Flucht 1 copy
Geloof 1 copy
Vertrouwen 1 copy
Menetrend 1 copy
Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul (Contributor, some editions) 1,150 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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