Salvation Army Miscellany is a collection that describes the workings of the Salvation Army in the UK during the 1970's and 1980's from the point of view of a young Salvation Army Officer. It includes stories about the Salvation Army Training College, Salvation Army Social Work, and Salvation Army Corps Work.
Ranging from the sublimely funny to the deeply moving, the book provides a unique understanding of the inner workings of the Salvation Army, and provides insight to the social history of the UK during the 1970's and 1980's.
Travel with the author through the Salvation Army Training College, and find out why William Booth had a false beard. Continue the journey through the Salvation Army's Hostel For Men, where heckling during sermons was the norm and where half of London were barred. Discover what made the Salvation Army officer set fire to his own house, and why why he was selling booze. Complete the journey via a funeral so hilarious the ceremony had to be halted, and find out what happened when the leg of the bed fell off.
Most social history is written by polititians, and most organisational histories are written by their leaders. This book teaches you something about the social history of the UK, and about the Salvation Army, from the bottom up.
Dick Underwood was a Christian Minister for 17 years. He was commissioned in the UK as a Salvation Army Officer and also became an Industrial Chaplain to the Fishing Industry as a Superintendent with the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen.
He subsequently became a staff counsellor for the West Yorkshire Ambulance Service, and Chief Executive of a national counselling charity.
His most recent publication, 'Salvation Army Miscellany' is based upon his experiences as a young Salvation Army Officer.
Dick has also published two collections of poems 'Still I Will Love You' and 'God! That Ark Stank'.
He has also written a 'Bereavement Help', a 'Eulogy Help', and a 'Overcome Your Fear and Beat Your Phobia' self help booklets.read more