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From farm boy to world's best-known preacher, Billy Graham is second only to the pope in matters of spiritual influence. Just As I Am is Graham's chronological account of his rise from his father's North Carolina farm, to his student days at Florida Bible Institute, his first successes at evangelizing, his presidency at Northwestern Schools, the great Los Angeles crusade that launched him into national recognition, his decades of evangelizing around the world, and his encounters and relationships with political figures across the globe. Unlike his fiery sermons, Graham speaks here in a low-key, self-deprecating tone, relating humorous anecdotes, such as his early sermon practices in a swamp, and the moral and apolitical foundation that has set his ministry apart from other well-known evangelists. Although Graham offers few insights into personal relationships with those around him or into his own struggles with faith and career, readers interested in the details of his crusades and other ministerial activities will not be disappointed. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Graham was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, on November 7, 1918, and founded the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in 1950. In this account, Graham looks back at his life with the down-to-earth warmth and candor that have always characterized his ministry. He remembers his early dairy farm days in Charlotte, his early preaching experiences, and his friendships with numerous presidents and international leaders. With a career spanning 50 years, Graham has been an influential advocate for desegregation and other social issues. His integrity and humility have made him one of the world's most respected leaders. The audio is read by Cliff Barrows, a longtime friend of Graham's. This will be a treasured addition to any library collection. Public libraries should order several copies, as this will certainly be in demand. Highly recommended.?Ravonne A. Green, Emmanuel Coll. Lib., Franklin Springs, Ga.
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A wonderful resource for those interested in the life of America's most famous preacher.
The strengths of his book begin with its simple-yet-profound presentation. Read more
The first chapters of Graham's book are a picture of farm and Depression-era life that you may recall hearing about from your (great) grandparents. Read morePublished 1 month ago by IT Guy
Grew up dairy farm NC, personified humidity, prayer and unity for a lifetime. Served as pastor to 11 presidents, never endorsed one. Responsible for success of MLK in many ways. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Larry Rogers
Awesome legacy and humbleness in how God has used him. Recommend it to all.Published 2 months ago by Willie Grimm
Good memories of a well lived life; Billy Graham has fulfilled his calling. He writes of his foremost "...ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Leonard J. Martini