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1929; A Crisis That Shaped the Salvation Army's Future

Product Code: 0201117140

  • By John Larsson
  • 375 pages.
  • Published 2009, Third Edition Printed 2013
'In 1929' begins the author, 'a constitutional storm that had long been gathering suddenly burst, sweeping from the office General Bramwell Booth, the son and successor to William Booth. So traumatic was this even that for many years "1929" — for that is how it was known — was only talked of in hushed tones in Army circles. The telling of what happened was left to those from outside the Army family.'

Now after 80 years the full story of the crisis, with all its astonishing twists and turns, is set out by a Salvationist writer. In the drafting of this account, General John Larsson (Retired) has had access to hitherto unpublished material, much of it in the Army's heritage centers around the world.

'What shook the Army also shaped its future,' concludes the author. 'Through those events of long ago the Army was set on a path of reform that continues to this day. 1929 is part of our heritage.'

John Larsson was world leader of The Salvation Army from 2002 until 2006. It was the culmination of a lifetime of service as a Salvation Army officer given in the United Kingdom, South America, New Zealand, Sweden, and as Chief of the staff at International Headquarters. He is the author of a number of books, a widely published composer of music and the co-writer of ten musicals.
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