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William burst into the house. "I have found my destiny!" he shouted. "I have found a place where there is so much human misery in such a small space that there is a lifetime's worth of work there for me!"

Horrified by the poverty and suffering most people took for granted in industrial England, William Booth dedicated his life to bringing the Gospel to the outcasts of society who would never enter a church and weren't welcome there. At age 15, William vowed, "God shall have all there is of William Booth", and not even resistance from the church and government, lack of financial support, or vicious attacks by angry mobs could stop him from spreading the light of the Gospel through the streets of England.

Today, all around the world, General William Booth's Salvation Army operates thousands of evangelistic and social service centers, changing countless lives with the love of God and the courage of their convictions.

This best-selling missionary biography series chronicles the exciting, challenging, and deeply touching true stories of ordinary men and women whose trust in God accomplished extraordinary exploits for his kingdom and glory.

©2015 YWAM Publishing (P)2015 YWAM Publishing

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Fascinating

I found this book absolutely fascinating. I had no idea of the scope of the work of the Salvation Army in the 19th century. Truly inspirational.

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  • 19-04-21

Excellent

This was very entertaining and convicting at the same time. The narrator did an excellent job keeping ones attention through the story while pulling on the heart strings.

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  • 15-10-20

Amazing Story!!

it is truly amazing what God did through William and Catherine Booth and their family and Friends informing the Salvation Army and bringing thousands to salvation in Christ and helping them out of a life of ruin and poverty!!

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  • Melisa C. Willingham
  • 01-05-20

Awesome Love

What a wonderful testimony of a life dedicated to what's at the heart of God. Feeding, clothing, sheltering and fighting selflessly for the needs and rights of others for the sole purpose of gaining their salvation. Lord help us to have such a singular purpose as William Booth had in his lifetime!

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  • aaron york
  • 21-03-17

inspiring and informative now it's time for action

this book was revelatory on the life of William Booth and his family. it was also very informative on how I can see social change and salvation work hand-in-hand to see the love of God spread in my local area.

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  • Ricardo Esponda
  • 28-12-19

Great Story from a Fantastic Series

Our family LOVES the YWAM Publishing biographies! They captivate the adults, the teenagers, the middle schoolers, and the 6 year-old in our family. Thank you, YWAM Publishing!

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  • Lesley
  • 21-12-15

Wonderful story

Of a remarkable family and how they changed the world. Worth listening to for everyone.

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  • Dry Bones
  • 08-01-22

Outstanding narration!

This is a story, not a documentary. Fantastic educational and entertainment about a magnificent man with his incredible family. Start listening to it today.

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  • Mary Purvis
  • 22-12-21

The story of amazing compassion

Since learning about the Salvation Army in my Sociology course I have often wondered it's founders, their motivation and about the Salvation Army's success that continues to amaze. This comprehensive story tells of commitment to God and compassion for others. Beautifully written and read.

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  • Brian
  • 06-12-21

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This book and the performance of the narrators both were: A-Maze-Ing! What an inspiration to read this during the Month of December!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-08-21

in love 💕 it

I love 💕 it was really nice and awesome I would love to read it again