Just As I Am
One of the world's most beloved and respected leaders tells his inspiring life story in a momentous work of faith and insight.
Billy Graham is truly the world's pastor -- "the man who has preached to more people than any human being who has ever lived" "(Time)." In five decades Graham has led his ministry around the globe, speaking in person to more than 200 million people. Yet his message has remained singular and strong, as Graham continually implores his audience to "choose Christ, as I did." Even more notable is that, unlike many of his counterparts, Graham has maintained a noble reputation of integrity with no trace of scandal.
At 77, Graham now looks back on an incredible lifetime of personal relationships, whirlwind activity, ministry, leadership and influence. In a warm, unassuming voice, he shares the stories of his beginnings in the Church, and the overwhelming success he has achieved spreaking the word of God as an Evangelist. He describes the tolls this success took on his family -- and credits his remarkable wife, Ruth, for their tremendous accomplishments together.
Graham speaks of his embarrassing beginnings with fellow Baptist Harry S Truman, and friendships and associations with every U.S. president since Eisenhower, including anecdotes of lunch with Hillary Clinton and the behind-the-scenes drama of Nixon's rise and fall from power.
In "Just As I Am ," Billy Graham shares how he came from ordinary beginnings to have an extroardinary life of prestige and influence -- all derived from his unshakable belief in Christ. Graham says, "As I look back over the years...my deepest feeling is one of overwhelming gratitude. I cannot take credit for whateverGod has chosen to accomplish through us; only God deserves the Glory...."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - salem.colorado - LibraryThing
"Billy Graham tells his life story in the book. He looks back at it all with down-to-earth warmth and candor--remembering his dairy farm upbringing, his early preaching experiences, and the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - debs4jc - LibraryThing
It takes a while to get through this biography, but then Mr. Graham has done a lot in his eventful life. The book goes through his life chronologically, and it reads as if Mr. Graham was telling ... Read full review