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An updated account of the inspiring and influential life of Dr. Billy GrahamWhen the hijacked planes slammed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, President Bush immediately proclaimed a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance. For the interfaith, interdenominational service at the Washington National Cathedral he chose Billy Graham to give the ...more
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I read the 1969 version of this book. The first half or so of the book had a good mix of personal stories and crusade details. The details of the ministry through the 1960s caused the book to bog down a bit for the last half. Not sure if Pollock works for the BGEA in some capacity, but that can happen when an organizational historian is given the task of writing a biography. I would be interested in reading later editions. Billy Graham is a tremendous role model for ministry and this book shows ...more
Billy Graham was a man of great faith to be sure, and we all would be wise to emulate him. But in reading this I had to remember that Billy Graham was not the one to be glorified but the one doing the glorifying - for God. A great introduction to a great man of God.
It basically tells Billy Graham's life story, and that was interesting. But I would have appreciated a lot more depth. The book is basically a chronicle of where and when he preached with a little character exposition.
The late John Pollock, an award-winning biographer, had a flair for telling a dramatic story. He used this talent to write many biographies including ones on D. L. Moody and Major General Sir Henry Havelock.More about John Charles Pollock...