'They Gave Their Lives' tells the story of 12 Salvationists who died for their faith. The author, Lieut-Colonel Alan Bateman writes: 'Who knows what the future holds? It is possible that in Europe the increasingly marginalised Church may have a fierce battle ahead in the 21st century? This is likely to be a war of ideology, arising out of an increasingly pluralist society, with religion as one of several core conflicts. Could it be that, with such a prospect, each reader of this book needs to examine the depth of his or her personal faith? The stories in this book show us how God uses ordinary but courageous people to inspire us'.