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A Child of the Regiment [Kindle Edition]

Bernice Anderson
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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This is the story of a girl and her sister, the daughters of dedicated Salvation Army officers, seeking a normal childhood in a family governed by the Salvation Army.

The book offers a glimpse behind the scenes through the eyes of a child. It is a candid, moving, and often hilarious though always accepting account of life in the 1940s, 50s and early 60s as a “Child of the Regiment”.

The thread of happy optimism which runs through this book - the unspoken conviction that all will be well - makes for a charming and entertaining read.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1836 KB
  • Print Length: 412 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Grange ePublishing; V1.3 edition (29 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HL446WQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #130,526 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Memories of people and places 27 Mar 2014
By P.
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A delightful picture of growing up as a child of Salvation Army officers. Through the eyes of the author we see the cost of discipleship and the exciting reality of obedience to God.

With in-depth character portrayals, the reader comes face-to-face with childhood innocence and parental love and affection. Many readers will remember people and places outlined in the book, and others will gain an understanding of life lived by our parents.

A Child of the Regiment is a rich story of one unique family with experiences shared by many families.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Child of the Regiment 24 Jan 2014
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As a child of the Salvation Army, I found it lovely to read about times gone by. It is written in a style that keeps you wanting to know what happens next.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 21 Jan 2014
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A facinating book....reminds me so much of my early Officership. Would recommend it to anyone. Well done Ben.
Alan Ford
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Child of the Regiment 16 Jan 2014
By waddy
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The Author reveals the hard work which was required in those olden days. and no doubt the joy that came with service and dedication. I cannot ever see this dedication being undertaken in the 21st Century.
A well written book which was easily understood.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A child of the regiment 22 July 2014
By Mrs T
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Born a few years after Bernice, a third-generation Salvationist, I could really identify with her and her childhood. This book brings it all back, the loving restrictions of the Army way of life and the problems it created when trying to fit in with schoolfriends. It is a way of life long gone, but which managed to produce strong people of principle and character. Thank you for the trip down memory lane, I thoroughly enjoyed it!
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By cathym
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If you have connections with the Salvation Army or an interest in social history you will probably enjoy this book. It is an account of personal memories of growing up as the daughter of Salvation army officers. Thankfully Salvation Army officers enjoy better employment policies and practices these days but it is interesting to learn how life was for them in this period. The book is very readable and I really enjoyed it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The truth behind dedication 25 Nov 2014
By JJM
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An interesting reflection on how the army used to treat it's officers regarding accommodation and its disregard of the needs of family life. One of the reasons we quit after eight years. Senior officers would never take any notice of your representations. Half of the college intake of which I was part had left the ministry within five years of graduation!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read 17 Feb 2014
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Easy to read chapters about life as an OK ('Officers Kid'). Would appeal to most Salvationists, definitely those who remember life in the Army in the 1940s/1950s.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Can't put the book down what a lovely story worth reding
Published 2 months ago by Dawn D.
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read for those interested in the history of The Salvation Army
Best suited to readers who are or have been members of the Salvation Army.
A well written light-hearted and warm telling of a story which will resonate with many whose parents... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A very good book.
Published 3 months ago by Nannie Annie
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant read
Beautiful written and down to earth. Showing life in the 50s for children of Officers - uprooting from schools and friends and then starting all over again in a new appointment.
Published 3 months ago by Anne Warner
5.0 out of 5 stars Never has childhood been less boring!!
What a beautifully written book! I did not want to out it down from the first chapter to the last. To an outsider, the life of a young Salvationist family seemed rather harsh(? Read more
Published 9 months ago by Mick
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read
A really interesting read, especially as I know one person who is named in the book. It certainly details the everyday happenings of The Salvation Army officers and their families... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Audrey Mynott
5.0 out of 5 stars I can't put it down!
One doesn't need to have knowdge of The Salvation Army to appreciate this book. It contains the honest and humorous memories of a child growing up through the Army ranks, with... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Honey Pot
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