Classic Salvationist Texts

‘A new generation of readers needs to and wants to hear from our godly Salvationists from the past who lived out their faith and wrote about it with conviction and humility. What a heritage we have and these writings share something of the richness of it!’
General Linda Bond


An Adventure Shared
Catherine Baird

Originally published in 1955 as The Soldier, this book paints a fascinating picture of life in the East End of London, Australia and South Africa, from a child’s point of view. Humorous, adventurous and perceptive, it is a heart-warming and inspirational tale told by a natural storyteller.

172pp (paperback)
ISBN 978-0-85412-780-1


The Common People’s Gospel
Gunpei Yamamuro

When written in 1899, pioneer Salvation Army officer Commissioner Gunpei Yamamoro’s The Common People’s Gospel sold three million copies in Japan alone with many more of the English translation being sold around the world. This edition has been revised to update the vocabulary, but the spirit of the book and its author remains.

132pp (paperback)
ISBN 978-0-85412-771-9


The Desert Road To Glory
Clarence Wiseman

Originally published in Canada in 1982 and used as a study book during the centenary celebrations in that territory, this literary gem from the pen of the Army’s tenth General, Clarence Wiseman, offers 11 meditations on the prayers of the Apostle Paul.

172pp (paperback)
ISBN 978-0-85412-815-0


Essentials Of Christian Experience
Frederick Coutts

During his years of ministry, General Frederick Coutts shared his thoughts with many thousands of people in a variety of locations and situations throughout the world, and this book re-presents them in a new edition of his original 1969 book.

120pp (paperback)
ISBN 978-0-85412-838-9


Practical Religion
Catherine Booth

The chapters of this book began life as addresses written and delivered by Catherine Booth – the Army Mother – and were first brought together in a single volume in 1878, the year The Christian Mission adopted the name The Salvation Army.

160pp (paperback)
ISBN 978-0-85412-772-6


Purity Of Heart
William Booth

The teaching of the blessing of a clean heart was, and is, a central tenet of Salvationism, and this is emphasised in this book, originally written as a series of letters by the Founder, William Booth, to be read in weekly gatherings of Salvationists.

80pp (paperback)
ISBN 978-0-85412-766-5


What And Why We Believe
Harry Dean

Containing the text of two short books by Lieut-Colonel Harry Dean, this book competently explains Salvationist theology without recourse to theologians’ language. The Faith We Declare (1955) gives brief studies in Army doctrine, while Belief In God (1961) is a study of the Christian idea of the Godhead.

80pp (paperback)
ISBN 978-0-85412-799-3


The first six Classic Salvationist Texts (An Adventure Shared, The Common People’s Gospel, The Desert Road To Glory, Practical Religion, Purity Of Heart and What And Why We Believe) are available at a special series price of just £6.00 plus postage and packaging.