Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Billy Graham in Quotes by Franklin Graham
When a person has been in ministry for more than 50 years, preached all over the world, written scores of best selling books and led millions of people to faith in Jesus Christ, they might just have a few things to say that are worth remembering. And when that person is the well known Dr. Billy Graham, then he might have a LOT of things to say that are worth remembering, And his son Franklin Graham has contributed to the preservation of our memories of the words of Dr. Billy Graham with his book, "Billy Graham in Quotes".
Franklin is the son of Dr. Billy and Ruth Graham, the head of both Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and is an accomplished minister himself. He has taken over 50 years of Dr. Graham's writings and compiled them into a book of memorable quotes. And these are a great source of meditation, inspiration and hope in the world we live in today.
The book is divided into topics, with no chapter being very long at all, and most from 3-4 pages. The topics are arranged alphabetically, covering everything from abortion to young people. These are not pithy one liners. But, rather, the wisdom of a father dispensed to the next generation to follow. They are food for thought and may at times challenge your views on subjects that may at times be uncomfortable.
I enjoyed reading the quotes. In rating it (and those who read it may well wish to keep in mind) I had to take note that this is not a novel or a book that builds it's story. This is a book of quotes and, as such, it is done very well. It covers a wide variety of topics and gives plenty of material that can be both applied in life and used for topical study on our own. Pastors and teachers in particular may find it helpful for research and sermon preparation.
I received this book free from the publisher through the http://BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I recommend this book to those who love good quotes, and for those who have always wanted to meet Dr. Billy Graham and hear what he had to say. Now is your chance. Thank you Franklin Graham for compiling this treasured work.