First copies of new William Booth biography released 

The publication by Salvation Books of a new two-volume biography of Salvation Army Founder William Booth kicked off with delivery of the first copies of the book to International Headquarters (IHQ). Author Gordon Taylor was present to receive them “hot off the press.”

IHQ Literary Secretary and Managing Editor Paul Mortlock welcomed Gordon to Café 101 and handed over the newly-produced books, printed by Page Bros in Norwich, to a delighted author.

The fruit of an almost 10-year process of meticulous research, writing, editing and production, this major biography of William Booth examines both the life and legacy of one of the most influential Christian leaders and social reformers of the 19th- and early 20th-centuries.

Gordon Taylor is a lifelong Salvationist and a member of the Croydon Citadel in south London. He has written numerous articles and was the author of the 1986 “A Companion to the Song Book of The Salvation Army.” He was a member of staff at The Salvation Army’s International Heritage Centre between 1988–2011, retiring as associate director.

Comprising in excess of 1,000 pages of text and photographs, “William Booth: The Man and His Mission” and “William Booth: The General and His Army” will soon be available in print and digitally through Salvation Army trade departments around the world.


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