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Franklin and Bessie’s Picks—February 2021

February 12, 2021


This February at Ruth’s Attic Bookstore, we’re featuring books picked by Franklin Graham and Bessie the Cow.

Each month, Franklin picks a book based on its inspirational message, while Bessie picks a book for children to enjoy.


Franklin’s Pick: Saving Christianity? by Michael Youseff

We live in confusing times. Our society has shifted on its moral axis, and many are asking whether Christianity needs to be reinvented―or even reimagined―in order to save it. With Newsweek declaring “The Decline and Fall of Christian America” on its cover and The Daily Beast questioning “Does Christianity Have a Future?” bloggers and Christian commentators are discussing whether we need a “new of kind of Christianity.”

In Saving Christianity? Dr. Michael Youssef explores this train of thought and its pitfalls. He describes how similar discussions in Christianity’s recent past explored the very same question. Saving Christianity? will help you discern what is going on within the church while it reviews the essentials of the Christian faith as described in the Bible.

We dare not abandon this “mere faith,” as Dr. Youssef describes it, because it is the light for all humanity―and especially for those of us living in today’s chaotic times.

After reading Saving Christianity? You’ll have a renewed confidence in the future of the church and the central place it will occupy for generations to come.


Bessie’s Pick: Bronco and Friends: A Party to Remember by Tim Tebow with A.J. Gregory, illustration by Jane Chapman

Bronco and his friends have been invited to a special party, and each one is supposed to bring a puzzle piece. But the path to the event is paved with challenges. Bronco the dog has terrible eyesight, Ethan the bird can’t fly, Alexis the goat can’t stop sneezing, and Chelsie the rabbit worries that her big ears keep getting in the way!

  • Will the friends miss the party?
  • Or do they have exactly what they need to find their way together?

Inspired by Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow’s own real-life pup, this sweet story draws children into the puzzling adventure of Bronco and his pals. As they encourage one another to keep going, the friends learn to see themselves—and their differences—in a whole new way.


Stop by Ruth’s Attic bookstore in the Billy Graham Library to purchase your copy of these featured books and more. Not in Charlotte? Call (704) 401-3242 or email ralibrary@bgea.org to place your order. Orders can be shipped within the U.S. or curbside pickup is available in Charlotte, N.C., at the Billy Graham Library.

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