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       Catherine Booth
       1829-1890
      
       Catherine Booth was the wife of the founder of The Salvation Army, William Booth. Because of her influence in the formation of The Salvation Army she was known as the 'Army Mother'.
      
       From an early age, Catherine was a serious and sensitive girl. She had a strong Christian upbringing, even going so far as to read her Bible through eight times before the age of 12.
      
       She met William Booth, a Methodist minister, when he came to preach at her church in 1852. They soon fell in love and became engaged. During their three year engagement, Catherine was a constant support to William in his tiring work of preaching through her letters. They were married on 16 June 1855.


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If Christ cannot supersede the Law, then I am lost, and lost for ever.

    Topics: Atonement

Many do not recognize the fact as they ought, that Satan has got men fast asleep in sin and that it is his great device to keep them so. But if we awake the sleeping sinner he will gnash on us with his teeth.

    Topics: Evangelism, Satan

Here is the principle - adapt your measures to the necessity of the people to whom you minister. You are to take the Gospel to them in such modes and circumstances as will gain for it from them a hearing.

    Topics: Evangelism, Circumstances, The Gospel

He may not be able to put together two sentences of the Queen's English, but if he can say that he has been born again, if he can say "once I was blind but now I see", he will do for The Salvation Army.

    Topics: Evangelism

If we are to better the future we must disturb the present.

    Topics: Evangelism

I know not what He is about to do with me, but I have given myself entirely into His hands.

    Topics: Faith

We are made for larger ends than Earth can encompass. Oh, let us be true to our exalted destiny.

    Topics: Faithful

The more you lead me up to Christ in all things, the more highly shall I esteem you, and if it be possible to love you more than I do now, the more shall I love you.

    Topics: Love

There is no improving the future without disturbing the present.

    Topics: Perseverance, The Future

I don't believe in any religion apart from doing the will of God.

    Topics: Religion, Service

The Gospel that represents Jesus Christ, not as a system of truth to be received, into the mind, as I should receive a system of philosophy, or astronomy, but it represents Him as a real, living, mighty Savior, able to save me now.

    Topics: Salvation, The Gospel

Cast off all bonds of prejudice and custom, and let the love of Christ, which is in you, have free course to run out in all conceivable schemes and methods of labour for the souls of men.

    Topics: Service, Love

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