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Title:
Billy Graham speaks : insight from the world's greatest preacher
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Graham, Billy, 1918-
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Publication Information:
New York : John Wiley, [1999]

©1999
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xvii, 219 pages ; 21 cm
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English
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ISBN:
9780471345350
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Book

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"God calls us to invest our time, our very lives, primarily inpeople, not in projects or possessions."-Billy Graham

Billy Graham is one of those rare individuals who has become alegend in his own lifetime. Recognized as the world's most famousevangelist, he has preached to more people than anyone in thehistory of religion. Billy Graham's influence, however, reaches farbeyond the pulpit as he has become a worldwide crusader forreligion, a spokesman for political and social change, and asublimely successful businessman and fundraiser.

The wisdom and guidance he has offered the world are captured inBilly Graham Speaks, a unique portrait of the reverend in his ownwords-culled from sermons, newscasts, articles, and interviews.Graham talks about everything from marriage, children, and faith,to religious tolerance, leadership, and integrity, to popes,presidents, and ordinary people. He reflects on his life as anevangelist who has traveled the world and witnessed some of thiscentury's milestone events, including the advent of racialintegration in the South, the fall of Communism, and the social andpolitical struggles in Northern Ireland and South Africa. He lookswithin to confront his own feelings of self-doubt and discuss hisundying belief in God that has been central to his life for morethan three quarters of a century.

Here is just a sample of what you'll find inside:
* "All over the world, whenever I meet people face to face, I ammade aware of this personal need among the famous and successful aswell as the lonely and obscure."
* "I'm looking forward to death. I'll be very happy to get out ofthis body and into the world that's being prepared."
* "As long as there is a soul to be won by Christ, I'm under ordersby the Lord to go try to win that soul to Christ."
* "If anything bothers me, it is the thought that at Judgment Day Imay find that I have not been as faithful as some other ministerwho is slugging it out day after day with few visible achievements. . ."

The world listens when BILLY GRAHAM speaks "The more thearcheologist digs and the more the scientist discovers, the greaterthe confirmation of the truth of the Bible."

"Billions and billions of stars are out there, and behind them allis God."

"It's going to be quite a revealing thing at the Last Judgment whenwe see everyone standing naked before God."

"I am only a Western Union messenger boy, delivering a telegramfrom God to the door of humanity."

Like other Speaks books, Billy Graham Speaks was created throughthe independent research of the author Janet Lowe. It has not beenauthorized by its subject.


Author Notes

JANET LOWE's previous books include Warren Buffett Speaks, Jack Welch Speaks, Bill Gates Speaks, and Oprah Winfrey Speaks (all published by Wiley). Her hundreds of articles have appeared in such publications as Newsweek, the Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Ms. Lowe lives in Del Mar, California, with her husband, Austin Lynas.


Table of Contents

Making of an Evangelist
Billy Graham's Vision of Christianity
Billy Graham's Work
Billy Graham and Earthly Issues
Graham's Life in Politics
The Critics
Looking Back on a Long Life
List of Crusades, 1947 to 1999
Timeline
Notes
Permissions