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Franklin and Bessie’s Picks—July 2020

This July 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: Reborn: How Encountering Jesus Changes Everything by Clayton King

In our self-help, DIY culture, we love the idea of improvement. We make-over wardrobes and restore houses and commit ourselves to better habits. But we’re still left feeling empty and not-quite-enough. That’s because what we need is not an upgrade but a complete upending of our lives. We need to be reborn. And it’s not something we can do by ourselves.

With deep compassion, Clayton King shares the compelling stories of 12 broken people who came face-to-face with Jesus in the New Testament and got a second chance at life. A respected religious leader, an ostracized woman, a despised embezzler, a condemned thief–all of them flawed, sinful, full of regret–encountered Jesus and were never the same. Along with their stories, King shares contemporary stories of people struggling with addiction, lust, greed, and depression, showing that Jesus still meets people right where they are and changes them from the inside out.

If you’re tired of going through the religious motions by your own power and long to experience the radical life and heart change that Jesus promised, it’s time for an encounter with Jesus. It’s time to be reborn.


Bessie’s Pick: ABC’s in the Bible by Rebekah Moredock, with illustration by Lisa Reed

With this creative primer, little ones can learn about the alphabet and the Bible all at the same time! Just flip through the sturdy pages to discover letters from A to Z, all vibrantly illustrated with examples from the Bible. Children will develop familiarity with letters and with the people, places, and things of the Bible as they read A is for Adam, M is for Manger, and more.


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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