Book review: Billy Graham in Quotes

by Franklin Graham with Donna Lee Toney

★★★★★

This is a collection of quotes, taken from the writings of Billy Graham over sixty years, collected by his son Franklin. What better way is there to get to know this special man, than from the horse’s mouth? Mr. Graham and I share few beliefs, yet I have a great deal of respect for him, and I really enjoyed browsing through this collection of quotes, feeling the simplicity, faith, and urgency of his message.

Following are a few examples which shed light on the type of person Billy Graham was:

On the Bible: “The Bible is the only Book in the world that predicts the future. The Bible is more modern than tomorrow morning’s newspaper.”

On Christianity: “We cannot inherit Christianity … God has no grandchildren.

On the end times: “We see the storm clouds gathering and events taking place that herald the second coming of Jesus Christ.” “Events are moving rapidly toward some sort of climax.”

On Eternity: “Heaven is real and hell is real, and eternity is but a breath away.”

On Heaven: “My home is in heaven. I’m just passing through this world.”

As I read back over the quotes I highlighted, and select only the half-dozen I find most revealing, I realize that I was most inspired by Billy Graham’s quiet faith in the future. From this, I present one more quote:

“I have read the last page of the bible. It is all going to turn out all right.”

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