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I love to read. I love books. I like to talk about books and recommend them. I read everything including cereal boxes and junk mail! I heard once that if you're not reading at least 3 books at a time you're not reading enough! This blog will keep track of the books I've read and whether or not I liked them. It will be a little bit of everything from Christian fiction to Science fiction and fantasy. Feel free to participate by suggesting books to review and giving your comments. Occasionally I am given free books by Publishers in exchange for a review. I am not told how to review them or compensated in any way for the review.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Billy Graham and Me by Steve Posner and Amy Newmark

Simon and Schuster sent me a copy of Billy Graham and Me to review.   This is an anthology of stories from the Chicken Soup for the Soul people.

This is a collection of short stories from the famous people who have known Billy Graham throughout his lifetime; presidents, ministry leaders, leaders of other countries, actors, actresses and musicians have written their memories and praises of this iconic figure in modern Christianity.  Interspersed among these stories are memories from the people who know him best, his family and co-workers.    Also included are leaders from other faiths who have interacted with Billy Graham and appreciate him for his ability to be with those who don’t believe the same as he does and to interact without judgement or condemnation. 
This is an amazing and inspirational read.  It’s like a living eulogy for a 94 year old man who has lived his life and served God with integrity and humility.   To a person, they laud his gentle spirit, his caring for others and his unwavering faith in the message that he preached.    Although offered other positions of power and influence throughout his life; he remained committed to preaching the gospel.
This is also a fun book to read.  Besides the touching memories are funny stories and behind the scenes glimpses that bring Billy Graham and his ministry to life.
The best part of the book for me is the Afterword from Billy Graham.  He can’t write any more because of eye disease but he humbly thanks the people who have written and then, in typical Billy Graham style says “to God be the glory”.
I highly recommend this book.

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