Daily readings with Scripture verses and prayers, based on the life and ministry of Catherine Booth, wife of General Booth and co-founder of The Salvation Army, often called ‘The mother of The Salvation Army’.
An ardent temperance campaigner, she and William developed together the firm convictions about salvation and poverty that led to the formation of the Army.
Catherine Booth was eloquent and compelling in speech, and articulate and devastatingly logical in writing. At first, Catherine and her husband had shared a ministry as traveling evangelists, but then she came into great demand as a preacher in her own right, especially among the well-to-do. Although it was virtually unknown at that point for women to speak in public, and despite her nervousness, she developed a considerable preaching ministry. Catherine was both a woman and a fine preacher, a magnetic combination that attracted large numbers to hear her.
This book of daily readings introduces us to Catherine’s heart and convictions. Here we find the passion, urgency, thought and humanity which drove her on.
Each devotional will take one page of the format above. Catherine’s succinct, direct style is ideally suited to this form.