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Corrie ten Boom

The Courageous Woman and The Secret Room

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Inspiring children's biography of Corrie ten Boom, who saved hundreds of Jewish people during World War 2.

Part of the Do Great Things For God series.

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In 1940, the Germans invaded the Netherlands, and Corrie ten Boom and her family helped to hide as many Jewish people as possible. They even had a secret room built in her bedroom.

Corrie and her sister were caught by the German army and sent to a concentration camp, where God made sure they always had a Bible to read and plenty of opportunities to share the good news about Jesus.

Corrie’s trust in God gave her the strength to go on until the war ended. From then on, Corrie talked about her life to big crowds, saying, “There’s no pit so deep that God’s love is not deeper still".

Children will enjoy this beautifully illustrated children's biography of Corrie ten Boom, who saved hundreds of Jewish people during World War 2.

Can be read to young children aged 4-5, and read by children aged 6 plus.

Part of the new Do Great Things For God series. By exploring the lives of inspiring Christian women, this series will enthuse children about the great things they can do for God.

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  • Corrie ten Boom: illustrated biography
  • Further notes about Corrie for adults and older children

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Age range: 4 - 7
Author Laura Wickham
ISBN 9781784985783
Format Hardback
First published April 2021
Dimensions 7.7" x 9.4" x 0.3"
Case quantity 54
Language English
Pages 24
Publisher The Good Book Company

Linda Allcock

London Women's Convention; author, Head, Hearts, Hands, and Deeper Still

Courage, intrigue, sacrifice and grief combined with a deep faith in Christ make Corrie's life an inspiration for parents and children alike. Imagine the impact this book could have on the next generation—it's like gospel dynamite!

Barbara Reaoch

Former Director of Bible Study Fellowship's Children's Division; author of A Jesus Christmas and A Better Than Anything Christmas

Corrie ten Boom’s life will impact your children and show them what it means to live for God.

Melissa Kruger

Director of Women’s Initiatives for The Gospel Coalition; author of Wherever You Go, I Want You To Know

As a parent, I want my children to be shaped and influenced by the steadfast lives of other Christians. The "Do Great Things for God" series by Laura Caputo-Wickham is a wonderful introduction to faithful women who courageously served the Lord in a variety of ways. These stories teach as they inspire, and your children will be blessed to learn about Betsey Stockton’s missionary dream and Corrie Ten Boom’s secret room.

Independent reviews

Who Were Your Spiritual Heroes?

Amber Thiessen, March 15th 2021

Corrie Ten Boom is an amazing woman. This children's story tells us about the intention of her heart to help Jewish people, God's provision of a Bible during her time in the concentration camp, and her message, "that there's no pit so deep that God's love is not deeper still."... continue reading


"a great young readers’ introduction to this famously faithful Christian"

Bethany Davidson, April 18th 2021

This is a great resource for churches, families, Christian schools, and homeschoolers. The biography is brief and historically accurate, and designed to hold a child’s attention. The author gives just the right amount of information for young children to understand, without losing their attention or overwhelming them with heavy details about the war.... continue reading


"This children's book details Corrie’s courage, forgiveness, and even remarkable joy as she is imprisoned"

Ellen Finstad, April 27th 2021

This children's book details Corrie’s courage, forgiveness, and even remarkable joy as she is imprisoned for hiding and helping the Jewish people trapped in the Netherlands. As the timeline at the end of the book shares, “Corrie taught us to trust God in every situation and to find in Him the strength to forgive, even when it’s really hard.” I thought the book handled WWII age-appropriately for the young kids who will be reading the book.... continue reading

Customer reviews


“Great Intro Into Corre ten Boom”

I pre-ordered this book, and was delighted when it came. My two girls loved hearing the story and we have read it and re-read it. It appropriately handles the material for ages 4-8. The story is simple, communicates Corrie's desire to help the Jews and that desire is rooted in her love for Jesus. The pictures are wonderful and easy to look at. My kids love looking at all the unique clocks in the pictures (Corrie repaired clocks). This book is an easy foundation to plant seeds of inspiring saints who went before us who did great things for God in the time they lived and with the talents they had. I'm confident that God will use this series to inspire and challenge children to learn more as they grow and see that God can use them where ever they are and in with whatever gifts and desires they have. We love this book!


“Unique Biography”

What I like about the book:

The goal of the series- introducing spiritual heroes to younger children. Introducing biographies. For educators, this means non-fiction text that is connected to our Christian worldview.
The illustrations are beautiful, well done, warm, and effectively communicate to the target age group of 4-8-year-olds.
Conversations can be had with the content learned about Corrie Ten-Boom's life.
Well-chosen content of her life shared appropriately.
Time-line of her life at the end of the book.
Verses mentioned are referenced on the page.

What I wonder about the book:

She lived in a "higgledy-piggledy house" I'm not sure why this descriptor is here- I looked it up and it means confused or disorder.

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