Friday, July 4, 2008

Joseph Perry

a Biblical thought...
Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn't love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that. (Eph 5:2)

a Book thought...
Norman Vincent Peale taught me that we have two choices everyday. We can feel good about ourselves, or we can feel lousy about ourselves. Why would anyone choose the latter? (p13 Blanchard)
a Dave thought...
Booth, in collaboration with the man above - Joseph Perry produced the most famous of all the Limelight era presentations, Soldiers of the Cross. Twelve months in the planning and making, the multimedia presentation consisted of fifteen 90-second film clips (3,000 feet), 200 hand-coloured lantern slides, music and spoken narrative by Herbert Booth. It was themed around the startling, stirring and often brutal stories of the early Christian martyrs and their devotion, their daring and their deaths.

Yesterday at the Marching as to War conference, a lady politely approached me to buy a copy of my book INSANE: the stories of crazy Salvos who changed the world. When I had passed a copy of the book over she then immediately opened it to the page with the picture of Joseph Perry on it. Proudly she continued to tell me that she is good friends with Joseph Perry's grandson who is now in his sixties living in Sydney. So as he was seeing him this weekend she was taking this copy of INSANE up to him as a present, because he is proud of his grandfather and often talks fondly of him.

Just a thought.

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