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About the Author

Janet and Geoff Benge are a husband-and-wife writing team with more than twenty years of writing experience. Janet is a former elementary-school teacher. Geoff holds a degree in history. Originally from New Zealand, the Benges spent ten years serving with Youth With A Mission.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Series: Christian Heroes: Then & Now
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: YWAM Publishing (April 15, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1576582582
  • ISBN-13: 978-1576582589
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.6 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #633,950 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This series of books is captivating! I enjoy them every bit as much as my children do. Even my nearly 14-year old son cannot put them down! We own about 4 of them now - but my children have requested the entire series. Little-by-little, hopefully we can do that for them!

The books are exciting, moving, and are great faith-builders. The missionaries featured become heroes in the eyes of my children. I cannot recommend this series high enough. Hope you'll give it a try!
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Even though I knew bits and pieces of William Booth's story - I found this a fascinating read!

I was especially intrigued with how God began to shape his life by turning an amazing "find", into an opportunity to help a fellow student. It took a number of years for God to shape his heart into something He could use - but use it He did - worldwide!

I recommend it heartily!
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I have purchased so many of these "Heroes" titles and we have loved them all. We use them for family read alouds and then my daughter will re-read them again and again on her own. They are not boring at all. They include adventure, humor,and great character development.
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At the age of 13, when his father lost all the family's money, William was sent to work for a pawnbroker. Here he saw how many folks were taken advantage of. In 1844, at the age of 15, William felt the call of God on his life, surrendered to Him and life was different from then on. However, it was not until two years later that William was able to do some real evangelism with the other boys in his Bible study class. Under the leadership of Bill Sansom, they went into the slums of Nottingham to share the gospel. Later, after finally convincing the new converts to attend church, William was disgusted to see how the congregation treated the newcomers. This was followed by a lecture from the Reverend Dunn: "...it is not appropriate to bring the riffraff off the streets and
seat them beside us in our pews."

What would William do? How could he work full-time as a preacher and support himself and later his family? Who did God use to provide for William? What role did Catherine, his wife play? How did the name Salvation Army come about? Find out the answers in this book!

This is just one book in the amazing series Christian Heroes: Then and Now. Suitable for the whole family, we read this during family devotions. A very interesting story about a man who, like Jesus, saw worth in the downtrodden of his day. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

William Booth - 1829 to 1912
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We love the entire Audio Heroes series, but we found this one about the Salvation Army founder especially fascinating. These are great for long drives as they make the time fly by and they are very encouraging for any Christian.
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I finished reading this book a few hours ago. I was eager to finish reading because this book got me, and I wanted to know all.

We have one salvation army in my country, and reading this book helped me to understand and know the whole story behind them.

This book also inspired me into put attention to what is needed and into do something about it. I also got surprised in his (William) passion for preaching without having much formal preparation.

Finally, I should say that this is the second book I am reading of the authors, and when i was selecting this book, I remembererd how easy reading was the first one. This book is also easy reading, I love the author's writing's way.
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WE love this series, and this book is a must-read for anyone who wants to know about the history of the Salvation Army. I had no idea what it was all about until I read this book with my kids. Great story.
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