14 January 2015

FOR the first time in its 100-plus year history, The Salvation Army Year Book is now available as an e-book. It is hoped that many people will take advantage of this new facility, which will allow them to have a copy of the 2015 Year Book on their smartphones, tablets and some e-readers. As before, printed copies are also available, providing a valuable resource to Salvationists and non-Salvationists alike.

Year BookThe first Salvation Army Year Book was published in 1906. Since then it has provided an annual snapshot of Salvation Army work and ministry, with facts and statistics supported by reports and articles. Published for The Salvation Army's 150th anniversary, the 2015 Year Book includes articles about engaging with society, anti-trafficking ministry and international congresses through the years.

General André Cox writes in his foreword: ‘This edition of The Year Book provides many facts and much information about the work of the worldwide Salvation Army. Most inspiring are the impact-filled stories of positive, lasting transformation, where God, through the mission and ministry of his faithful people, changes the lives of men, women, boys and girls for the present and into eternity.’

Like the printed copy, the e-book features numerous black-and-white photographs of The Salvation Army's ministry from many of the 126 countries in which it is at work, along with colour sections containing vibrant photos and detailed maps. The printed version also exclusively contains a record of officers in designated appointments or holding the rank of lieut-colonel, details of retired officers ranked lieut-commissioner and above, and a list of officer retirements and promotions to Glory.

The 2015 Year Book is available for Kindle e-readers – and the many other devices which can run the free Kindle app – through the various international versions of online retailer Amazon (search for 'Salvation Army Year Book 2015'). It can also be downloaded onto Kobo e-readers through the kobo.com website. Prices will vary. (Research is being made into providing more versions, but this is unlikely to happen before the next Year Book is published.)

Printed copies of the Year Book can be purchased from territorial trade and supplies departments or direct from International Headquarters, at the special price of £5 (plus postage – £1.50 in the UK/£2.61 in Europe/£4.54 for the rest of the world). Please send a cheque made payable to 'The Salvation Army' to Communications Section, The Salvation Army International Headquarters, 101 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4EH, United Kingdom.

Report by IHQ Communications
International Headquarters


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