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Book Review: The Gentle Giant by Lieut-Colonel Lloyd Brengle Hetherington

Book Review: The Gentle Giant by Lieut-Colonel Lloyd Brengle Hetherington

Book Review: The Gentle Giant by Lieut-Colonel Lloyd Brengle Hetherington

4 June 2022

In the new book The Gentle Giant, we learn about the life and teaching of Salvation Army officer Lieut-Colonel Lloyd Brengle Hetherington.

Reviewed by Garth R. Hentzschel

The Gentle Giant is a collective work of autobiography, words of wisdom and letters of commendation on the life and work of Salvation Army officer Lieut-Colonel Lloyd Brengle Hetherington.

Written solely for friends and family to celebrate the 86th birthday of the Canadian Salvationist, through print on demand, it has now been made available to a wider readership.

The book is presented in a laidback conversational style. Although it lacks flow and titles to many images, the reader can easily follow the text.

Firstly, autobiographical information is given. Briefly covered are Lloyd’s life and ministry in Canada and his family’s time at the Army’s school at Chikankata, Africa. This section follows Lloyd into advanced age and shows that there are ministry opportunities at any age.

Secondly, words of wisdom by Lloyd are interspersed with letters from family and friends. Lists of Lloyd’s favourite verses of scripture and Salvation Army songs are included.

This memoir reveals Salvation Army service from youth to advanced age. It would interest those concerned with a Salvationist’s life, ministry in Canada and Africa, or understanding aged care ministry.

The Gentle Giant is available from Amazon in Kindle and Paperback editions at Amazon.com.au

GARTH R. HENTZSCHEL IS A SALVATIONIST LIVING IN BRISBANE (QLD) AND IS A FREELANCE HISTORIAN AND EXECUTIVE EDITOR OF THE AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF SALVATION ARMY HISTORY

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