The Salvation Army was founded by William Booth in 1878 and today works in 103 countries to preach the Gospel and meet contemporary social needs. Words of Life is The Salvation Army's Bible reading publication.
Words of Life is written by Major Evelyn Merriam. Primarily educated in the USA, she received her high school diploma in Kobe, Japan, a degree in education from Eastern Nazarene College, her officer's commission from The Salvation Army's training college in New York, and a degree in writing from Manhattanville College. Evelyn and her husband have worked with The Salvation Army for more than 35 years, five of them in Japan. They live in New York's Hudson Valley.