Issued by William Booth the book was intended to ensure that Salvationists read from the whole bible and not just the New Testament. It was also meant to be small enough for a workman to take with him on his shift and read to his colleagues.
The Salvation Soldier's Guide was eventually replaced by the Soldier's Armoury and more recently by Words of life. However, the original Guide was probably the best of the lot. The readings that were chosen were particularly relevant to the Salvationist's lot.
Obviously the original readings were taken from the King James Version and very few copies of the original 'guide' are still around.
I have an original copy and it is my intention to post the selected readings on a newly created blog each day with the passages updated from the New International Version.
If you have no bible reading plan I would heartily recommend the The Salvation Soldier's Guide - if you already have a reading plan then the 'guide' is an excellent supplementary source of inspiration.
Happy reading, may God bless The Salvation Army - Hallelujah
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