Synopses & Reviews
This meticulously researched yet engaging book traces The Salvation Armys history of service from its beginnings in Victorian England to its present-day mission in all parts of the world. / A phenomenal religious movement, acclaimed for its compassionate service, The Salvation Army now works in no fewer than 118 countries, yet no contemporary book has chronicled this high-profile organization until now. Henry Gariepys well-written, comprehensive account effectively fills that gap.
This meticulously researched yet engaging account traces the Salvation Army's history of service from its beginnings in Victorian England to its present-day mission in all parts of the world. 64 b&w photos.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- In the beginning -- Booth finds his destiny -- William and Catherine -- An army is formed -- The sounds of music -- Early persecution -- Women in ministry -- Attacking a monstrous evil -- In darkest England -- Army's theology and ecclesiology -- The sacramental salvationist -- William Booth's legend and legacy -- "The general lays down his sword" -- The Army's high council -- The generals and their legacies -- The Army's government -- The Army's crown jewels -- Invasion of the USA -- Serving the Armed Forces -- Global outreach -- Global gatherings -- Addressing the issues -- Human services -- At front lines of tragedy -- History makers -- Heroes of the faith -- Marching forward.