‘Called to Be God’s Own: Second Edition’

By Alfred Van Cleef, Lt. Colonel –

“Called to Be God’s Own: Second Edition” (Adult Rehabilitations Centers Command, USA Western Territory, 2015) with a corresponding workbook by Major Glen Doss is a welcomed teaching tool.

Printed in larger font, the new edition includes a glossary and an additional chapter, “About The Salvation Army Today.” While the first edition focused entirely on drug and alcohol addiction, the new material is far more comprehensive in scope, incorporating the full range of addictive agents and behaviors—from drugs and alcohol to work, money, food and toxic relations.

The author skillfully blended three important subjects: the purpose and place of Salvationists in today’s world; the doctrines of The Salvation Army; and the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. The use of the book and workbook would seem to fit any teaching situation for adherents or senior soldiers, and is not limited to use just in The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers.

The material is clearly presented, easily understood and will challenge all involved, from teacher to student. It also includes a brief history of The Salvation Army, important elements of the Spiritual Life Commission, the soldier’s covenant and salvation and the sacraments.

I was challenged by reading the material. It will be the standard for our adherent classes and should be used for soldier preparation as well. It is a strong tool for all to use.

Find the book and workbook at tradewest.com.