Here you'll find our top picks for Salvation Army history resources and biographies.


causetodieforBoundless Salvation | John Cleary

A four-part DVD series to understanding who we are and where we came from. This can be a little dry for youth, but good to use short clips from. Boundless Salvation is produced by Aussies, so pretty Australian all round, but don’t hold that against it. The series covers history, theology, culture, worship and mission.


A Cause To Die For | Peter Hobbs
This four-part series is more youth-focussed than Boundless Salvation. The videos are coming from a soldiership perspective, but provide a fairly fresh outlook on who we are and what our mission is. It’s also really practical with a focus on application, showing you how to develop your ministry within The Salvation Army. Check them out on YouTube here.



Insane | Nealson Munn & David Collinson
This little book’s an easy read, but it’s packed full of inspiration. Munn and Collinson have taken some of the old school Sally stories and made them into easy-to-read, youth-focused history. Each story/chapter has questions and practical challenges at the end.


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Te Ope Whakaora | The Army That Brings Life

A must read for any New Zealand Salvationist.


'I'll Fight...' Holiness at War | Phil Wall

A great, inspiring book about The Good Fight that The Army is called to take up. It’s a goodie.


illfight-contentFight the Good Fight: The Story of The Salvation Army in New Zealand | Cyril R. Bradwell




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I Knew William Booth | R. G. Moyles

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The General Next to God: The Story of William Booth and the Salvation Army | Richard Collier


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Through Blood and Fire: The Life of General William Booth | Trevor Yaxley



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Blood and Fire: The Story of William and Catherine Booth and the Salvation Army | Roy Hattersley