Thursday, August 25, 2011

Billy Graham in Quotes


Billy Graham in Quotes
Franklin Graham
with Donna Lee Toney
(Thomas Nelson)
ISBN: 978-0849946493
April, 2011/448 pages/$15.99

ABOUT THE BOOK:
A note from Franklin Graham: "My father, Billy Graham, is known for speaking out about the one and only thing that matters in this world: the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. He remembers the call of God seven decades ago to preach the Word of God to all those who would listen about salvation that comes only through Christ. He took this high calling with seriousness and boldness in obedience to God and once said, 'I will travel anywhere in the world to preach if there are no strings on what I am to say.'

"My father has always prayed that his words would reflect God’s standard of truth as the basis to claim, 'I have given them Your word' (John 17:14). In this book, I believe you will see that he has faithfully spoken God’s Word that quenches the thirst of those seeking to draw from the wellsprings of Life. It is highly meaningful to see these statements now collected in one volume."

Drawn from an unparelleled collection of both personal and published works, Billy Graham provides input on more than one hundred topics, such as suffering, joy, money, addictions, peace, and many more.


MY THOUGHTS:
This is a wonderful book. It's not one to sit and read through in one sitting (although I found myself flipping from topic to topic and reading for quite a while!) but is an excellent resource. Quotes are organized by topic and the topics are presented alphabetically. Each quote is footnoted and a detailed section at the back of the book identifies the work from which each quote is taken. This would be a great addition to any bookshelf.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from BookSneeze/Thomas Nelson as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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auburnchick said...

I had the privilege of seeing Franklin Graham live at a church we attended in South Florida. His father's influence was clearly evident in the way he preached. Oh my word. What an amazing legacy Billy is leaving to his children and the world.