Great Summer Reading Giveaway: Billy Graham in Quotes

Billy Graham is quite possibly one of the most admired men of all time, certainly of this century. His ministry has spanned over seven, SEVEN decades. He was called by God into ministry when he was a young farm boy in North Carolina and has followed preached the gospel of Jesus Christ ever since. What a testimony!

Billy’s son Franklin, an anointed evangelist in his own right, put together this volume of quotes from his daddy’s many thousands of writings and sermons delivered over the years. I love Billy Graham’s humility in delivering the gospel. He knows full well that a mere man, no matter how eloquent an orator, cannot possibly speak words that have more impact on people’s lives than scripture itself does. And he makes it clear that he does not have the authority to make claims on his own apart from what the Word of God claims. When he speaks the Word of truth, it carries its own authority to work in people’s lives. That’s why his sermons and writings are full of phrases like “the Bible says” instead of “my opinion on that is…” His own words: “People do not come to hear what Billy Graham has to say; they want to hear what God has to say.” His writings and teachings are clearly full of scripture so that what he preaches is God’s Word, and not his own flawed ideas.

This book is more of a reference book than a sit-down-and-read-it-all-the-way-through book. It is divided into topics with titles like Billy Graham on Grace, Billy Graham on Hope, Billy Graham on Persecution, and Billy Graham on Pride. Each section then contains several pages of quotes on each subject. Some of my favorites are:

“When the Gospel of Jesus Christ is presented with authority – quoting from the very Word of God – He takes that message and drives it supernaturally into the human heart.”

“The secret strength to a nation is found in the faith that abides in the hearts and homes of the country.”

“Some people seem to put the devil on a par with God. Actually, Satan is a fallen angel.”

“The church has lost its ability to discipline members who live openly in sin. Consequently, we have lost our witness in the community.”

“Do you want your aith to grow? Then let the Bible begin to saturate your mind and soul.”

“If you are ignorant of God’s Word, you will always be ignorant of God’s will.”

Thomas Nelson Publishers has made one copy of Billy Graham in Quotes available for me to give away. If you’d like to have it, there are several ways you can enter:
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I really think you’ll enjoy having this book in your library!


  1. Katherine A says

    My favourite pet was a cat who we called Badger. He was a feral car who after a couple of years with us was as soft as they come. Although he never quite left his feral ways behind, catching mice and rabbits till the end.

  2. Katherine A says

    Following through GFC as nickandkatherine

  3. Katherine A says

    Following @thehillhangout on twitter as @mumoffunkids

  4. Katherine A says

    Shared on facebook.

  5. Katherine A says

    I tweeted too. @mumoffunkids

  6. Katherine A says

    Already a liker on fb

  7. Katherine A says

    I commented on your ‘We went to camp’ post.

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