Aggressive and innovative evangelism—that was the hallmark of the early Canadian Salvation Army. Glory! Hallelujah! offers vivid descriptions of 10 distinctive (some would say “unique”) methods by which early Canadian Salvationists evangelized their communities. By open-air diversions and red-hot revivals; at Saturday evening musicals and at hallelujah weddings; in the magnificent Massey Hall and at Wells’ Hill summer camp meetings; and in the trenches of the First World War, they broadcast loud and clear the message of salvation. As members of Evangeline Booth’s bicycle brigade, known as the Red Crusaders; as salvation outriders in the mountains of British Columbia; as sanctified sailors on the coast of Newfoundland; and as pioneer missionaries at the Klondike gold rush, they put into practice William Booth’s first injunction, to “go to the people with the gospel.” That they did so with courage and conviction, this engaging and entertaining book makes abundantly clear.
About the Author
R. Gordon Moyles is a professor emeritus at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He was born in Newfoundland and Labrador, educated there and at the University of London, England. He has written 30 books, 10 of them on The Salvation Army, among which are The Blood and Fire in Canada (1997), The Salvation Army in Newfoundland (1997), William Booth in Canada (2006), I Knew William Booth (2007) and Come Join Our Army (2007). Dr. Moyles is a member of The Salvation Army and shares an active retirement with his wife, Ada.
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