Stephen Court, Editor
Greetings in Jesus' name.
Following hot on the heels of JAC116 - The HOPE Issue -
we're thrilled to introduce JAC117 - "OUR FATHERS HAVE TOLD
US: Some early-day stories of The Salvation Army', by Colonel
Edward H. Joy.
This is a highly unusual issue of Journal of Aggressive
From the literary holdings of Colonel
Maxwell Ryan, recently promoted to Glory, we received an
unpublished manuscript by Colonel Edward Joy.
Joy, born in 1871, was promoted to Glory himself in
1949, so the undated manuscript is probably more than 70 years
old. Colonel Joy,
a Briton who served in Great Britain, IHQ, Canada, and South
Africa, is famous for his popular book THE OLD CORPS, which
inspired the first Gowans and Larsson musical, and for this
All my days and all my hours
All my will and all my powers
All the passion of my soul
Not a fragment but the whole
Shall be Thine, dear Lord,
Shall be Thine, dear Lord.
This 'book' contains stories that will
be new to virtually everyone who reads them - and virtually
each one of them (the stories).
In the introduction to one chapter, Joy describes the,
"heroines of the scenes and exploits which are far beyond the
imagination of present-day Salvationists."
Imagine how far beyond the imagination of PRESENT-DAY
Salvationists these scenes and exploits might be!
Here are the stories:
The Gunpowder Plot…
The Side-Walks Of New York
The Major’s Night-Shirt
A Veteran Woman Tells Her Story
Weapons Of Defence
The Courtship Of Honor Brown
The Returned Insurance Money
He Isn’t Knocking Tonight
In The Heart Of The Temple
The ‘Fraud’ Who Became Free
A Night In The Woods
The Midnight Plot
He Labour Was Not In Vain
In An Underground Den
Winning Her Last Soul
What a shock some
of these stories bring!
What visceral response!
Of course, the test is to press through these and live
up to the heritage
Some reading this are, already.
For the rest of us, the challenge is clear.