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Billy Graham: Candid Conversations with a Public Man

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Most people know Billy Graham the preacher.Many know Billy Graham the author.In this remarkable book, Graham reveals a personal side that few have seen before. For thirty years, Billy Graham and David Frost fascinated television audiences with their conversations about God, the Bible, and Graham’s decades-long ministry. Frost asked the questions that thousands of viewers w ...more
Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published August 1st 2014 by David C. Cook
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Jan 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
I am very grateful to for the opportunity to read this book. As with all books I read, I review and comment about them in general terms.
Billy Graham was a influential evangelist in the lives of my parents and I was able to hear him preach in 1973 and at Mission England c 1988 I think.
Over the years he gave a number of interviews with David Frost and the two became good friends.
This book is a product of those TV shows an attempt to record and put in printed form their conversations
I have always admired and been fascinated with Billy Graham having had grown up knowing that he is and probably will always be the greatest evangelist of all time. Hearing his voice there is a quality to it that compels a person to know Jesus. When I had a chance to read this book via NetGalley I was very excited and interested because of the format. David Frost writes this book based upon his interviews with Billy Graham and he really asks some hard questions.

I learned quite a bit about this ma
Oct 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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This is the book to read if you want a general overview of Billy Graham's public life. David Frost interviewed him frequently and developed a personal friendship with the popular evangelist. Full of anecdotes and insightful observations, this will give you a glimpse into the man God used to communicate His Word to over two billion people. ...more
Paul Herriott
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
In light of his recent death, I read this book offering a series of interviews done by David Frost. They offer a glimpse into the life, thoughts and opinions of Mr. Graham. This book helped to substantiate the books I have already read by Grant Wacker and Billy Graham himself on his life.
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very good.
Aaron Cash
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Loved this Book. A real candid look at the life of Americas Evangelist. It was an awesome book
Ron W.
Jan 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Frost does a great job in this biography of one of the most influential evangelical preachers of the twentieth century.
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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In the last two years I have had the privilege of reading and reviewing two books written by Dr. Billy Graham - The Reason for My Hope: Salvation and Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well. Judging by the number of reviews on Amazon, I came to the conclusion that they were well-received. But I was shocked by the tepid response to Ruth and Billy Graham: The Legacy of a Couple by Hanspeter Nüeschas which was released on January 7, 2014 and Thank You, Billy Graham: A Tribute to the Life and ...more
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Good Overview Of Billy Graham's Life And His Thoughts

There are a few individuals in America that have had this much impact on so many people around the world over such a long period of time. Graham was a friend to ministry leaders, political leaders and world leaders. In fact, Graham has appeared on Gallup's list of Most Admired People 57 times -- more than any other person in the world.

This book outlines several interviews that took place between David Frost and Billy Graham over 30 years. It
Randall Hartman
Jan 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Transcription of a number of interviews with Billy Graham. As such, one can see the consistency of his ministry and His rock solid faith in Jesus. A couple good quotes:

"No one presented the gospel of Jesus Christ as clearly or as straightforwardly as Dr. Graham. He believed his message totally, offered it without apology, and stated unequivocally how urgent he thought it was for people to accept Christ— now."

" 'How do you suggest that Christians get ready for the hard times ahead?' Billy’s answe
Mundy Carroll
Nov 11, 2014 rated it did not like it
I know very little of Billy Graham - which is bad. He was one of the most influential Christians of the 20th century. So I was grateful to pick this book up, to get a little insight and education on him, and his views. So on the plus side - I think the book did give me a taster of his thoughts and ideas.

But I suppose that transcripts of interviews will never be as exciting as the interview itself (one case where the movie is better than the book?), and I found the book quite disjointed and surp
Just finished reading Billy Graham: Candid Conversations With a Public Man by David Frost.

I learned some interesting things about Reverend Billy Graham that I didn't know.

Some of the questions that are answered in the book...

Learn how and when he accepted Christ as his personal savior.
How long did it take him to ask Ruth out for the first date?
And how long before he fell in love with her?
What do the Graham Family have on Christmas morning as part of their tradition?
If the Lord hadn't chosen for
Linda Derrick
Feb 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Billy Graham, voice for God

Billy Graham speaks with humble honesty about his own faith in God. His love for everyone no matter what, and his reasoned approach to the Bible and to important issues in society promotes greater insight and understanding. He lights a clear and simple path for the rest of us to follow.
Anne Marie
Jan 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this ebook from and David C. Cook Publishers for my honest review.

For starters I love Billy Graham so I knew I would like this book but I loved it! I am not used to reading books where its about interviews but this book really was interesting from the start to the end. This ebook gave us interviews from David Frost and Billy Graham when Billy just started out until his last interview in the 90's. If you are a fan of Billy Graham's I think you will enjoy this book. There
Absolutely loved. I so admire Billy Graham and what he has always stood for. I so enjoyed the aspects of what he believes in all subjects of life. So many things to ponder, but yet a simple truth.

I also believe this book came along at a time in my life that I was supposed to hear these things.

What a true blessing sums it up.

There is a question frequently asked, if you had the chance to have dinner with one famous person who would it be. I've always wished for Billy Graham, but dinner would not
The book included excerpts from numerous interviews David Frost did with Billy Graham through several decades. The men were great friends, and that showed in their conversations. I found some of Billy Graham's opinions different from what I would have expected. But the most important thing that he always emphasized in interviews as well as in his preaching: Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation and we are saved by grace, not by our own works. ...more
Ray Bishop
May 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Compiled in conversations between the two men from 1964 -1997, this collection of quotes from both Billy Graham and David Frost is enlightening. Frost was able to get Dr. Graham to speak about himself in ways he would not have in his own books. Consequentially, we learn about the private thoughts of a 20th century icon from another 20th century icon who knew how to get people to reveal themselves.
Natacha Ramos
Dec 11, 2014 rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading this book.

It was great way to know more the heart of this incredible man of God that has inspired believers all over the world for decades.

I liked how sure He is about the calling of the Lord in his life. I mean, his position is basically this: "I'm a evangelist, I could do anything else but this what I should do and what God blessed me to do". That's so great! Very inspiring.
Kathleen Meacham
Dec 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
I am so pleased that I received the opportunity to read this book via a free kindle offer. It was interesting to see what Billy had to say on various topics, and I liked the way that the book was put together. A quick but fulfilling read. Billy is extremely consistent in his beliefs and his message. A truly remarkable servant of the Lord.
Mac D. Culver
Nov 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Amazingly candid

Hear the heart of a modern day Whitfield and the amazing man who wrote about him. A great insight into both men.
Amy C Quartermaine
Aug 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Brief but interesting

Not too much new to discover here. Billy Graham is a solid person and a living testimony to the greatness of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Doug J
Feb 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great book.

This is a great book with a lot of interviews with Billy Graham. It shows the evolution of the great knowledge and dedication of a great preacher and evangelist.
Stephanie Blake
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was refreshing to again read of conversations that David Frost had with Billy Graham. Billy Graham has had one focus in his life - to honor God. He did and has been a model for us all.
Dec 14, 2014 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed reading and learning about Billy Graham's life. It was seamlessly pieced together with over four decades of interviews with Sir David Frost. ...more
cathy lanier
Feb 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book

I enjoyed reading this book. It was entertaining and informative. It captured the man as well as his beliefs. Well worth reading.
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Sir David Paradine Frost, OBE is a British journalist, comedian, writer and media personality, best known for his serious interviews with various political figures, the most notable being Richard Nixon. Since 2006, he has been hosting the weekly programme Frost Over the World on Al Jazeera English. He was portrayed by actor Michael Sheen opposite Frank Langella's Richard Nixon in the 2006 Peter Mo ...more

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