287.96092: Le Feuvre, Cathy. William and Catherine: The Love Story of the Founders of The Salvation Army, Told Through Their Letters. Oxford, UK: Monarch Books, 2013. 315 pp. ISBN 978-0-85721-312-9.
- 200: Religion
- 280: Dominations and sects of the Christian Church
- 287: Methodist and related churches
- 287.9: Churches related to Methodism
- 287.96: Salvation Army
- +092: Biography
In 1852, a young man in London wrote a letter to a particularly striking woman he saw in his congregation. Catherine Mumford was a woman who knew from the beginning that the man she would agree to marry would be deeply religious, abstain from alcohol, and be a man of sense. William Booth was a Methodist preacher in Clapham, and when the two met, a deep love formed. Cathy Le Feuvre’s William and Catherine covers the letters exchanged between the two starting in 1852 until Catherine’s death in 1890. In those 38 years, the couple married, matured, created a family, suffered setbacks and loss, and eventually changed the world with a new Christian Mission, one that would be named The Salvation Army.