Billy Graham: His Life and Influence

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Thomas Nelson Inc, May 31, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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IF THERE WERE SUCH A JOB AS THE NATION’S PASTOR, IT WOULD GO TO BILLY GRAHAM

Graham wasn’t born with a mandate to become the face of modern evangelism. Growing up, he wasn’t much different from other boys in his town. Billy was more interested in going to the movies than the moving of the Holy Spirit, and he spent more time chasing girls than God. But at a revival meeting the day before his sixteenth birthday, Graham committed himself to Christ and never looked back. That day, he started on the path that would make him the most influential Christian leader in American history. 

In Billy Graham: His Life and Influence, acclaimed author David Aikman probes critical episodes of Graham’s life that help explain his profound impact, both on the public life of America and other nations and the private lives of their cultural and political leaders.  From the racial upheaval of the civil rights movement to the social turmoil of the cold war, Aikman traces Graham’s profound influence on a nation as it went through wrenching changes over the span of more than a half century.  Through vivid anecdotes and fascinating details, Billy Graham: His Life and Influence tells the story of how a country boy from Charlotte with a heart for God grew up to help shape the world.

 

 

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Review: Billy Graham: His Life and Influence

User Review  - Anne - Christianbook.com

Reading this book has really challenged me to think about whether a book is edifying or whether certain information should be in a book. This book is well written, but it is cynical. The first five ... Read full review

Review: Billy Graham: His Life and Influence

User Review  - Mark L. Ward, Jr. - Christianbook.com

Billy Graham is an important 20th century man, and David Aikman tells the story of His Life and Influence exceptionally well. The standard stories are all included, the bases are all covered. Aikman ... Read full review

Contents

A Child ofthe 1920s
13
Conversion and the First Steps
29
A National Phenomenon
57
Harringay and the World
83
Theology and Race
119
A New Approach
147
The Presidents Part One
181
John F Kennedy
191
Nixon
203
9
211
Acknowledgments
303
Index
333
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About the author (2010)

David Aikman is former Senior Correspondent for TIME magazine. He has written numerous TIME cover stories, including three "Man of the Year" profiles.  Aikman has also written for the Weekly Standard and Christianity Today.  He is the author of Great Souls, When the Almond Tree Blossoms, Jesus in Beijing, and the bestseller A Man of Faith: The Spiritual Journey of George W. Bush.

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