The Life and Legacy of William Booth

ebook William Booth--The Man and His Mission--Part 1 1829-1878

By Gordon Taylor

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William Booth was born into a middle-class family, but did not aspire to wealth or prosperity and amassed no personal fortune. He adopted a simple lifestyle, lived in modest but comfortable surroundings and worked tirelessly for others, rather than himself. During his long life, he played many parts: wilful youth – reluctant student – pawnbroker's apprentice – passionate convert – Methodist minister – ardent lover and devoted husband – independent evangelist – father of three sons and five daughters – mission superintendent. Thirty-four years after his conversion to Christ, he became the General of The Salvation Army a few months before his 50th birthday.

The Life and Legacy of William Booth