SKU (ISBN): 9781684510597
Binding: Cloth Text
Published: April 2021
Publisher: Salem Books
He was a lanky, handsome, girl-crazed dairyman’s son from North Carolina who wanted to become a major league baseball player. Nothing more than that.
Yet he ended up becoming history’s best-known evangelist and one of the most powerful religious figures of all time.
Billy Graham was a country preacher who became an American institution for almost six decades-counseling presidents, world leaders, Hollywood stars, the queen of England, gangsters, soldiers, and the common man alike.
He was a modern-day prophet who helped heal America in the most trying times-including desegregation, Watergate, Vietnam, the Oklahoma City bombing, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and Hurricane Katrina.
This humble man of God preached to more than eighty million people in person and two billion on live broadcasts at more than four hundred Crusades and global conferences. He reached countless billions more through television, newspapers, radio, books, and film.
Billy Graham: The Man I Knew is a detailed recounting of Graham’s extraordinary life through the eyes of fellow evangelist Greg Laurie. This book offers to readers how Graham grew up, his desires as a young man, and his reluctant transformation into an obedient and humble voice of the Lord and shepherd to needy people. Here is his vision for humanity and how he achieved so much in his ninety-nine years on this earth.
Pastor, evangelist, and author Greg Laurie, who was a close friend to Graham for more than a quarter-century, presents a warm yet historically accurate portrait of the man, offering candid, keen, one-of-a-kind insights into “America’s Preacher” and the most important minister of the twentieth century.
Billy Graham was known for his relentless Gospel preaching that stands apart in history. He’s celebrated as the greatest of all evangelists. Believing that “Christ belongs to all people,” Graham spoke to all religions, races, and nationalities, believing that lost people everywhere hunger for God’s Word and personal salvation.