Monday, June 28, 2010

Billy Graham: His Life and Influence

After reading Storm Warning by Billy Graham (which my daughter loaned me after reviewing it for BookSneeze), I became interested in learning more about his life and what shaped his beliefs. Through the book, Billy Graham: His Life and Influence by David Aikman, I was able to learn more about one of the world’s most well-known Evangelists.

The book details the life of Billy Graham beginning with his childhood and the relationship he had with his parents and the influence they had on his decision to become a Christian. I enjoyed reading an honest description of his past which showed his flaws along with all of his positive attributes. The book detailed his revivals and experiences dealing with those countries affected by the Cold War along with his relationships with our past ten presidents.

In addition to the political aspects of the book, there was also a focus on Billy’s wife Ruth, and their children. Whenever anything is mentioned about Billy Graham and his wife, it is apparent the deep love they shared for one another and the sacrifices she made in order to support his work.

I enjoyed this book and learning more about all aspects of Billy Graham’s life. This will be an interesting read for everyone, whether you are a fan of Billy Graham’s work or just want to better understand the life of this man who had such a profound impact on teaching people about Jesus.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Booksneeze book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."