"No Christian church has approached clerical leadership the way The Salvation Army has done since 1878. And no author has done more to analyze that subject than Harold Hill. Hill shows that historically and doctrinally the Army left the mainstream in its approach to female and lay ministry, in dual ministries of word and deed, in training of 'officers', and in replacing sacraments with it s own ceremonies. At the same time, Hill argues that the Army has at times intentionally or unconsciously replicated the mainstream course."
--Norman H. Murdoch, Emeritus Professor of the History of the USA, University of Cincinnati, USA, also author of Origins of The Salvation Army
"Leadership in The Salvation Army represents comprehensive research and serious reflection on officership in The Salvation Army, It is an amazing and intriguing resource for students of and participants in religious movements."
--Stephen Court, founder of The War College, Vancouver, Canada and author of Proverbial Leadership
"Don't be fooled by the title. Yes, Harold Hill has given us a thoroughly researched work about the development of a dominant clerical office in a Christian movement with a strong anti-clerical mindset. But he has given us much more. He has brilliantly identified and explored the underlying issues of mission, ecclesiology, and leadership which must be resolved before the divide created by clerical status can be overcome."
--Phil Needham, Retired Territorial Commander, The Salvation Army, USA Southern Territory
"The refreshing readable and carefully argued insightful analysis. Hill not only demonstrates that it takes more than language and denial to avoid clericalisation, it also takes more than confusion about organisational theology to derail a compelling vision. A fine historical, theological and practical study with some nice touches of humour, this book is of wide relevance, not least to those other Christian churches and movements who value equality, distrust the idea of ordination, and face the realities of leadership, community and organisation."
--John Roxborogh, Presbyterian School of Ministry, Dunedin, New Zealand