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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Billy Graham In Quotes




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.”


CAFE LILY'S REVIEW:

Billy Graham In Quotes is a wonderful book that pays tribute to the longevity of a man who has spent many years walking with God.   Billy Graham’s integrity, wisdom, character and loyalty fills page after page in this inspirational title. 

“A few years ago, honesty was the hallmark of a man of good character.  But it’s been set aside for an “It’s all right if you don’t get caught philosophy.”   P. 39 - Character

 
The book chapters are arranged into categories (based on the subject)  and each chapter is presented in alphabetical order, making it very easy to find what you are looking for.  There are quotes on just about every subject imaginable from abortion, addiction, and America all the way to work, worry and worship. 


“Our nation grew strong in an era when moral standards were emphasized, and it will grow weak when we condone that which we once condemned.”   P. 14 – America

“The moment we take our last breath on earth, we take our first in heaven.”   P. 173 – Heaven

“The subject of heaven is much easier to accept than the subject of hell. 
And yet the Bible teaches both.”    P. 174 – Hell

Each subject (or chapter) begins with a verse from the Bible.  The only thing that I felt that would have made this book even better was pictures of Billy Graham’s life, family and ministry interspersed with his quotes.  I love the cover of this book and wish that more photos like the one on the cover were included.  Billy Graham is a respected minister who has stood the test of time and has remained constant with the message of salvation, in an ever-changing world. 


This book would make a wonderful gift for a pastor or anyone who enjoys inspirational quotes.  Readers should be aware that this book is entirely made up of quotes – there’s no biography of Billy Graham’s life or testimonials about his ministry.  For those wanting to read more in depth about his life and ministry, they will need to look for another title. 




Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com  book review bloggers 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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