Review by Homeschool Teens: The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom

Here is a review by Homeschool Teens: The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom.

Homeschool teens share their thoughts about The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom

Review by Homeschool Teens: The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom

Several years ago, Sabrina was teaching our homeschool group class Great Christian Writers.

This was a powerful class- really charging the teens to think about faith, adventure, and sacrifice. One of the homeschoolers’ favorite books so far has been The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom.

Here is a review of The Hiding Place by 2 of the students in her class, homeschooled 10th graders, Seth Tillman and James Mears:

The Hiding Place

The Hiding Place is the story of Corrie ten Boom and her family’s struggle during World War II. The ten Booms were Christians that abided in Holland. The story covers Corrie’s childhood through her later life. Casper, Corrie’s father, owned a watch shop that Corrie would work at when she was older.

When she was in her fifties she and her family started hiding Jews from the Nazis. The Nazis eventually apprehended the ten Booms and held them in multiple concentration camps and finally in an extermination camp. Corrie’s father died.

Corrie and her sister, Betsy, trusted in God through it all. God used them to witness to the scared prisoners in the camps. Many people were saved through their Bible studies, counsel, and example. They gave thanks in all things, even for their flea-infested barracks (the fleas kept the Nazi guards away).

This book is an inspiring story of God’s triumph in heinous times. It tells that God’s grace is so profound that He forgives and even loves murderers. If God can love a Nazi, shouldn’t we love “that annoying guy at classes”?


Download our Study Guide for The Hiding Place. It is a user-friendly guide with background info, vocabulary, comprehension and inferential questions. It is comprehensive, but not so comprehensive that the kids HATE the book because the study guide was too much. The Hiding Place Study Guide is just $5.99.

The Hiding Place

The Hiding Place Literature Study Guide focuses on the following literary devices:

  • foreshadowing

Woven throughout this study guide are questions that:

  • explore the theme of redemption

This NO-busywork study guide enriches the reading of the book for your homeschooled high school student.

This guide is also part of our Great Christian Writers : A Full-Year High School Course.

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Review by Homeschool Teens: The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom

Vicki Tillman

Blogger, curriculum developer at, counselor, life and career coach, SYMBIS guide, speaker, prayer person. 20+year veteran homeschool mom.

2 Replies to “Review by Homeschool Teens: The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom”

  1. Thanks for the review James & Seth!

    I have to say I LOVE the Hiding Place too. I am so inspired by the courage and faith of Corrie, Betsy and so many others.

  2. James and Seth….thank you for writing this review! This Great Christian Writers class is rocking my socks, I have to say. Such great discussions of the books we’re reading together!

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