Graham wasn’t born with a mandate to become the a face of modern evangelism. Growing up, he wasn’t much different from other boys in his town. Billy was more interested in going to the movies than the moving of the Holy Spirit, and he spent more time chasing girls than God. But at a revival meeting the day before his sixteenth birthday, Graham committed himself to Christ and never looked back. That day, he started on the path that would make him the most influential Christian leader in American history. (taken from back cover book)
David Aikman, former Time Magazine senior correspondent, has written an in depth biography about the great influence, triumphs and struggles faced by Billy Graham. Mr. Aikman is a gifted writer and this biography is well written.
Before reading this biography I didn’t know much about Billy Graham except that I knew he held crusades. Other than that, I was pretty clueless. In fact, I never knew he had been a confidant to our Presidents, from Dwight D. Eisenhower through George W. Bush. I was taken a back by some of his foibles when it came to things political. It really made me grateful that I am not in the lime light and that no one will ever be writing a biography about me! There were many interesting stories about Billy Grahams life in this biography and I certainly know much more about the man who desires for others to make a commitment to Christ then I did before.
If you are curious about Billy Graham and his influence as an American Protestant Crusader, then this book will definitely inform you all about where Billy Graham started from, who he is, what he believes in, his influence on our Presidents and who he has become.
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