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The Billy Graham Story
John Charles Pollock
0310251265
Nov 2003
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
An updated account of the inspiring and influential life of Dr. Billy Graham

When 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 address. At that terrible hour no other clergyman, whatever his office, could so aptly bring the Word of God to America—and a watching world.

At eighty-four, Billy Graham remains one of the most respected people in the world today. He has addressed over eighty-two million people face to face and at least one billion people through television, radio, and satellite. Yet he is far more than an evangelist of integrity and vision;...


Bill Graham Presents: My Life Inside Rock and Out
Bill Graham
0306813491
May 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Rock music promoter Graham and Greenfield ( STP: A Journey Through America with the Rolling Stones ) were collaborating on this unfailingly entertaining portrait when Graham died in a helicopter crash in 1991. The book's chronological but unusual format--it consists almost entirely of freestanding quotes, without transitional narration--works well. Sources include Graham's family, members of the Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend and actor Peter Coyote; Graham, shrewd and outspoken, tells anecdotes of his own and never misses a chance to rebut his illustrious colleagues who reminisce here. His tale is the stuff of legends: a Jew born in Germany in 1931 and orphaned soon after, he was evacuated to France in 1939 and sent to the U.S. in 1941. He lived with a foster family in the Bronx, working as a waiter...


The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham
Harold Myra
0310255783
August 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Business leadership is not necessarily the first word one thinks of to describe Billy Graham, as authors Myra (president and CEO of Christianity Today, Inc.) and Shelley (executive editor of Leadership Journal) admit. But they demonstrate convincingly that Graham has been an amazingly effective "business" leader for more than 50 years. In a project that draws together interviews with Graham's colleagues, written materials both by and about Graham and the insights of leadership classics such as Jim Collins's Good to Great, they provide an intriguing exploration of his skills. They begin by examining the foundations of Graham's organization, covering topics like team formation and mission. They then look at periods of growth and development, including financing, vision casting and expansion. The...


Billy Graham
Roger Bruns
0313327181
Mar 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Billy Graham, the high-profile evangelist, author, and founder of the diverse Billy Graham Evangelical Association, is now in his 80s. Yet his popularity is undiminished, thanks to new generations seeking Christian spiritual fulfillment. Graham is the superstar evangelist who has remained untainted by the financial and sex scandals that have plagued his evangelical peers. This balanced biography covers Graham's life and work, his extraordinary accomplishments, and the criticisms he has endured.

About the Author
ROGER BRUNS is an independent scholar and author of many books, including Preacher: Billy Sunday and the Rise of American Evangelism (1992). He has recently retired from the National Archives and Records Administration and lives in Reston, Virginia.


Billy Graham
Deborah H. Strober
0787984019
July 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In June of 2005 Billy Graham preached his final "crusade" in New York. Nine months later, the once-indefatigable evangelist, 87 years old and slowed by Parkinson's disease, admitted that a sermon preached in New Orleans might possibly be his last. This timely tribute to the beloved elder statesman of evangelical Christianity is based on interviews with about 30 of Graham's longtime friends and associates. Interspersing topically arranged reminiscences with narrative and commentary, the book is less biography than encomium, occasionally veering into eulogy ("He will... be remembered as one of the few evangelists that led an impeccable life"). The Strobers, authors of numerous biographies including two previous books on Graham, take particular interest in his relations with Jews and his stance on Israel (during the...


Just As I Am: The Autobiography of Billy Graham
Billy Graham
0060633921
April 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Every year a Billy Graham crusade comes to a stadium or a television station near you, the message unchangingly passionate, though the messenger is grayer than he once was. The Reverend Billy Graham is more than just another television evangelist; he is as much a part of this country's collective consciousness as F.D.R. or the Vietnam War. Whether you subscribe to Graham's brand of ecumenical evangelism or not, Just As I Am reveals the man behind the crusade to be forthright, deeply religious, and driven to spread the Word at all costs, even his relationships with his family. Graham is characteristically honest about his failings as a husband and father, admitting that he didn't recognize his own children at a family gathering. In Just As I Am Graham discusses the beginnings of his career, his struggle to subsume...


WWE Legends: Superstar Billy Graham: Tangled Ropes
Billy Graham
1416507531
January 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
"I'm the man of the hour," Superstar Billy Graham told his audiences, "the man with the power. Too sweet to be sour!"Despite years of devastating health issues (a long history of drug abuse led to a liver transplant in 2002), the man regarded as one of the most influential professional wrestlers of the past thirty years still flaunts the same optimism that made his interviews as compelling as his matches. In Tangled Ropes, his autobiography, Graham remembers his victories -- and his setbacks -- on both the wrestling and the evangelism circuits in vibrant detail.At his core, Graham is still Wayne Coleman, the artistic, curious boy who escaped the wrath of his disabled father in post-war Phoenix through painting, sports, and bodybuilding. When his photo appeared in a bodybuilding magazine, the young man caught...


Just As I Am: The Autobiography of Billy Graham
Billy Graham
0060584858
January 2004
Compact Disc
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Book Review
Every year a Billy Graham crusade comes to a stadium or a television station near you, the message unchangingly passionate, though the messenger is grayer than he once was. The Reverend Billy Graham is more than just another television evangelist; he is as much a part of this country's collective consciousness as F.D.R. or the Vietnam War. Whether you subscribe to Graham's brand of ecumenical evangelism or not, Just As I Am reveals the man behind the crusade to be forthright, deeply religious, and driven to spread the Word at all costs, even his relationships with his family. Graham is characteristically honest about his failings as a husband and father, admitting that he didn't recognize his own children at a family gathering. In Just As I Am Graham discusses the beginnings of his career, his struggle to subsume...


Living History
Hillary Rodham Clinton
0743222253
April 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
As with most books written by politicians while in office (or at least aiming for one), Living History is, first and foremost, safe. There are interesting observations and anecdotes, the writing is engaging, and there is enough inside scoop to appeal to those looking for a bit of gossip, but there are no bombshells here and it is doubtful the book will change many minds about this polarizing figure. This does not mean the work is without merit, however, for Hillary Clinton has much to say about her experience as first lady, which is the primary focus of the book. Those interested in these experiences and her commentary on them will find the book worth reading; those looking for revelations will be disappointed.

Beginning with a brief outline of her childhood, college years, introduction to politics, and her...



Ruth, A Portrait: The Story of Ruth Bell Graham
Patricia Cornwell
0385489005
October 1998
Paperback
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From Library Journal
A study of evangelist Billy Graham's wife from an old family friend?Edgar Award-winning author Cornwell.Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Entertainment Weekly
The famous evangelist's wife (who helped raise Cornwell after her mother had a nervous breakdown) does in fact resemble the tough, self-reliant Kay Scarpetta of Cornwell's best-selling novels. Cornwell, who profiled Mrs. Graham's early life in her first book, 1983's A Time for Remembering, wrote this biography as a 24-year-old police reporter in 1981 and '82, but never published it.... Cornwell has added a new introduction and epilogue to this admiring study of a smart woman who made the best of a tough deal. Still, the Grahams did not speak...


Rebel with a Cause
Franklin Graham
0785271708
June 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
In his autobiography, Franklin Graham tells his story of how God has taken his life and turned it into His Glory. Elizabeth Dole says, "Franklin has provided a very thoughtful and provocative account of how a young man develops and matures in his faith as the son of one of the world's most respected and admired spiritual leaders."


Living History
Hillary Rodham Clinton
0641616082

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