(C) Ages 8-10, (D) Ages 10-12, Book Reviews, Middle Grades, Nonfiction, Raising Readers
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Corrie Ten Boom by Kaylena Radcliff

The Torchlighters Biography Series: Corrie Ten Boom by Kaylena Radcliff. Christian History Institute, 2014. 93 pages.

Reading Level: Middle Grades, ages 8-10, ages 10-12
Maturity Level: 3, 4 

corrie ten boomThe beautiful story of how God used the unlikely ten Boom family to hide Jews in the Netherlands during World War II is told in The Hiding Place by Corrie, who miraculously survived a concentration camp. Among the extraordinary events in her life is her testimony of forgiveness. This biography includes significant events of The Hiding Place, along with further background material, and makes an excellent companion to the DVD. Although the book and DVD may each stand alone in telling the story, together they create a more complete picture of Corrie’s life and experience. The emphases throughout are on the providence of God and Corrie’s spiritual struggles and growth, culminating in the true freedom she finally found in forgiving her enemies. Illustrated with photos, maps, and images from the DVD.

Cautions: none

Overall Value: 4.38 (out of 5)

    • Moral/worldview value: 5 out of 5
    • Artistic value: 3.75 out of 5

Categories: Biography, Middle Grades, ChristianModern History, Character Values

Cover image from publisher’s website. This book received for review from the publisher for free in return for a fair review.

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  1. Betsy says

    We’ve also found several of the Torchlighters DVDs in our public library (Jim Elliott and Gladys Aylward are some of the ones we’ve enjoyed). I’m looking forward to seeing more of the biographies in this series. My daughter has enjoyed this Corrie Ten Boom one you review, Megan.

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