m misery, either in this world or the next, is the regeneration or remaking of the individual by the power of the Holy Ghost through Jesus Christ. But in providing for the relief of temporal misery I reckon that I am only making it easy where it is now difficult, and possible where it is now all but impossible, for men and women to find their way to the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.
That I have confidence in my proposals goes without saying. I believe they will work. In miniature many of them are working already. But I do not claim that my Scheme is either perfect in its details or complete in the sense of being adequate to combat all forms of the gigantic evils against which it is in the main directed. Like other human things it must be perfected through suffering. But it is a sincere endeavour to do something, and to do it on principles which can be instantly applied and universally developed. Time, experience, criticism, and, above all, the guidance of God will enable us, I hope, t
I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in William Booth and the Salvation Army, or in social history of the UK in the 19th century.
In this book Booth explains his views on how a Christian should live and act. In this memoir-like book Booth writes a lot about the poverty and destitution he saw in the slums of London. He includes some of the stories of people he met to help him explain his points of view on poverty and humanitarian help.