Just as I Am
Hailed as "the world's preacher," Billy Graham has enjoyed a career that has spanned six decades and his ministry of faith has touched the hearts and souls of millions. ^ In "Just As I Am" Graham reveals his life story...
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Hailed as "the world's preacher," Billy Graham has enjoyed a career that has spanned six decades and his ministry of faith has touched the hearts and souls of millions. ^ In "Just As I Am" Graham reveals his life story in what the "Chicago Tribune" calls "a disarmingly honest autobiography." Now, in this revised and updated edition, we hear from this "lion in winter" ("Time") on his role over the past ten years as America's pastor during our national crisis of the Oklahoma bombing and 9/11; his knighthood; his passing of the torch to his son, Franklin, to head the organization that bears his name; and his commitment to do the Lord's work in the years of his and his wife Ruth's physical decline.
Hailed as "the world's preacher," Billy Graham's career has spanned more than five decades and his ministry of faith has touched the hearts and souls of millions. In Just As I Am, Graham reveals his life story in what the Chicago Tribune calls "a disarmingly honest biography." With down-to-earth warmth and candor, Graham tells the stories of the events and encounters that helped shape his life. He recounts meetings with presidents, celebrities, and world leaders, including Harry S. Truman, Winston Churchill, Queen Elizabeth, and the Shah of Iran, and shares his own spiritual journey as he movingly reflects on his personal life and relationships. This is an inspirational and unforgettable portrait that will be treasured by readers everywhere. This new updated edition includes Graham's role in pastoring the nation after the Oklahoma bombing and 9/11 attacks (including an appendix with the text of both nationally broadcast sermons), his knighthood, his decision to designate his son, Franklin, as his successor, his refusal to "retire," and much more. It also contains a new afterword, written by Reverend Graham, that updates readers on what has happened in his life and at the BGEA in the ten years since Just As I Am was originally published.
Hailed as the world's preacher, the late Billy Graham had a career spanning over half a century. He preached the Gospel to more people in a live-audience format than anyone else in history - more than 210 million people, in more than 185 countries and territories through various meetings, including Mission World and Global Mission.
Born William Franklin Graham, Jr. in Charlotte, North Carolina, 17 November 1918, he entered the ministry in 1943 and soon began conducting evangelistic crusades. In 1950, he founded The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, which has sponsored crusades and produced radio and television programs as well as films.
Dr. Graham wrote many books, a number of which became bestsellers. His autobiography, Just As I Am, published in 1997, achieved a "triple crown", appearing simultaneously on the three top best-seller lists in one week.
Dr. Graham passed away 21 February 2018.