When Ron created the Volunteer Minister Program in the 1970s, he said that a society needed at least as many ministers as it had police. He drew inspiration from the "barefoot doctors" of China who were sent from the cities to minister to the poor in the Chinese countryside and developed the Volunteer Minister's Handbook. Instead of reprinting, David Miscavige replaced it with The Scientology Handbook in the 1994. Like the Volunteer Minister's Handbook, it covers 19 separate subjects of Scientology fundamentals applicable to different areas of life such as marriage, the family, work, relationships, education and many others. Unlike the Volunteer Minister's Handbook, it also included painfully hokey illustrations denigrating the technology by implying its own readers were unintelligent.