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Book Review: Through the Year with William Booth

Book Review: Through the Year with William Booth

6 September 2016

Edited by Stephen J. Poxon

William Booth – pawnbroker’s assistant, firebrand preacher, advocate of women’s rights, friend of the poor, confidant of statesmen, politicians and royalty, father of eight children, champion of the marginalised, and founder and first General of The Salvation Army.

General Booth’s courage, oratory and passion changed Victorian Britain. He resolutely ignored his critics – including those who decried him as the AntiChrist – and reached out to those who considered themselves well outside the concern of Almighty God. Prayer and practicality were his hallmarks: he ridiculed the idea of preaching to a beggar while that beggar was cold and hungry.

William Booth worked tirelessly, campaigning researching, negotiating, adapting music-hall songs – and writing. Through the Year with William Booth introduces us to his heart and convictions through 365 of General Booth’s daily readings. Here we find the urgency, thought and humanity which drove him on.

Salvation Army officer from the Western USA Territory, Major Stephen Court, said: “William Booth was a cataclysmic catalyst for revolutionary change in the spiritual realm, in social welfare, and in the world of justice, always dangerously underrated and still not effectively imitated. Through the Year with William Booth will be a catalyst for revolutionary change in your life – in the spiritual realm, in social action, and in the fight for justice.”

A paperback copy of Through the Year with William Booth can be purchased from Salvationist Supplies for $22.75. Go to thetrade.salvos.org.au or phone (02) 9466 3257.

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Simply email your name and address to eastern.editorial@aue.salvationarmy.org, with the words “Pipeline giveaway” in the subject line by 30 September for your chance to win our giveaway copy Stephen Poxon’s edited devotional, Through the Year with William Booth.

Comments

  1. I am an Ancestor of the Late Mr William Booth and I have this picture of him I use it with the best intentions as I give my free time seven days a week back to the community it’s in our genes our blood we are givers not takers

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