O Canada: 5 Memorable Canadian Billy Graham Crusades

As our neighbors to the north celebrate Canada Day this weekend (July 1), we wanted to look back at some memorable highlights of Billy Graham’s ministry in Canada through the years.

A Poem from Ruth Bell Graham

A poem by Ruth Bell Graham, from “Sitting by My Laughing Fire.”

God in the Garden

The summer of 2012 marks the 55th anniversary of the monumental New York City Crusade in 1957. More than 56,000 made commitments to Jesus Christ! Of those new believers, 22,000 were under the age of 21. Story after story of lives forever changed, many of those stories from young people leaving behind a troubled past.


In His Own Words: 5 Things Billy Graham Said About…Parenting

It’s time for another “In His Own Words” post. This month, we shine the light on parenting and what Billy Graham has had to say through the years. Obviously, there’s plenty of material, but these pieces of advice were some of our favorites.

5 Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is June 17! Do you still need an idea for a last-minute Father’s Day gift? Check out Ruth’s Attic Bookstore at the Billy Graham Library, or visit www.billygrahambookstore.com. You’ll be inspired …with some great reads that are sure to inspire him.


This Date in History: June 14, 2007 – Remembering Ruth Bell Graham

Five years ago today, Ruth Bell Graham went home to be with Jesus.  As we reflect on her life, here’s an excerpt from Billy Graham’s book Nearing Home, that describes an anecdote about her gravestone that we wanted to share. My wife, Ruth, however, was one of those who could lighten heavy hearts, especially mine. …

Celebrating 5 Years…

June 5 is a special day for The Billy Graham Library – it was five years ago that we opened our doors for the first time.


This Date in History: June 3, 1957

The year was 1957, the day was June 3. The New York City Crusade Committee met and voted to officially extend the monumental Crusade to July 20, where a closing ceremony would be held at Yankee Stadium.

1957 New York Crusade

These are items which are not displayed in our permanent exhibit but are offered here for online viewing. On May 15, 1957, the New York Crusade meetings began in Madison Square Garden and continued for an unprecedented 16 weeks. During those 16 weeks, 2,397,400 persons attended the meetings and 61,148 made decisions for Christ. But, …

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