Torchlighters Biography Series: Corrie ten Boom

Corrie ten Boom and her family are watchmakers in Haarlem, Holland, where they give what little they have to spread God’s love and help others. But everything changes when World War II erupts and Hitler’s army takes over their country. As the Nazis round up Corrie’s Jewish neighbors and send them to deadly concentration camps, she knows that something must be done to stop them. But what can one small family do in the face of such great evil?

Read the amazing true story of Corrie ten Boom, a Torchlighter® hero of the faith, and discover how her obedience to God saved lives and continues to inspire others today.

Book Reviews

What People are Saying


"High Quality"

Intermediate grade students want facts. They also want heroes. This book delivers on both, and it does so in the most readable and engaging way. I so look forward to sharing this high-quality Christian biography with my students.

Sharon Reynolds
M.Ed.,Certified Reading Specialist (K–12)


"Accurately Written"

What a joyful recommendation I have for parents! There could be no more beautiful biography on the life of Corrie ten Boom for children than this one. It is very well and accurately written with a wonderful array of pictures to keep the book appealing and interesting. This is a true biography, not historical fiction, and will fill a void for an age group that has few well-written biographies about people of faith.

And it delights me more than anything else that this biography ends with the message which Corrie ten Boom spent decades seeking to highlight above all else: Forgiveness of our enemies through the power of the Holy Spirit. A vital message for our children.

Pam Rosewell Moore
Former personal assistant to Corrie ten Boom, author, and speaker



Corrie ten Boom tells a powerful story of a family’s love, sacrifice, and obedience to God. Torchlighters resources are a wonderful way to introduce children to testimonies of God’s faithfulness in times of persecution and to the perseverance and courage of bold Christians who serve Him in difficult times and places.

Jim Dau
President and CEO, The Voice of the Martyrs; father of three, grandfather of ten