If you’re like me, you grew up watching the Billy Graham Crusades on television, where he preached the pure, un-altered gospel of Jesus Christ….no fluff needed, just the straight truth from God’s Word. As we watched the crusades, hundreds of attendees would go forward to commit their lives to Christ. Time after time, we witnessed the true and amazing “power of the gospel” to turn hearts to Christ.
When I saw this new book, Billy Graham in Quotes, compiled by his son, Franklin Graham, I was drawn by the promise of wisdom that it may hold. The book is a collection of quotes that spans the life of the man for over seven decades. They are taken directly from the man who spoke to the hearts of all who heard, from simple ordinary folk to Presidents and world leaders.
With over 387 pages of quotes, broken neatly into alphabetized categories, there is sure to be something for everyone within its pages. The book is arranged topically, and covers everything from Addiction and Anger to and Thankfulness and Worship. Each section begins with a scripture reference which beautifully supports the quotes contained within.
While this book is not a “page turner” like a best-selling novel, it could easily be used as reference book for daily devotions, during times of personal crisis, or when just a little word of encouragement is needed. The Introduction, written by Billy Graham, aptly begins with Psalm 19:14, ”Let the words of my mouth…be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord.” He encourages the reader to “refer often to the anchor verse of each subject and let God’s Word challenge you, convict you, encourage you, and help you discover His abiding love to all who faithfully follow Him.” That’s really what this book is all about.
This is definitely a book that will grace our library shelves as a family reference book for the years ahead.
Disclaimer: I received this book free via BookSneeze in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation of any kind has been received.