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Franklin and Bessie’s Picks—March 2021

March 12, 2021


This March 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: Saturdays with Billy: My Friendship with Billy Graham by Don Wilton

Discover a beautiful friendship between Billy Graham and his friend and pastor, Don Wilton. This handsome gift book, complete with color photos, looks behind the scenes of Graham’s life, which continues to inspire us in our own spiritual journeys.

Most Saturdays for 15 years, Don drove the long road to meet with Billy at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. There the two friends spent hours talking about family, politics, sports, and their spiritual lives.

Now, in Saturdays with Billy, Don shares:

  • More than 20 heartwarming stories of his times with his friend, illuminating the qualities in Billy’s character that were true to the end and revealing the heart of the man whose light still shines
  • A quote from Billy before each chapter, as well as dynamic color photography throughout

Just as Billy’s words changed Don’s life, they have the power to change ours–a testament to a man who leaned on God’s grace into eternity.


Bessie’s Pick: How Much Does God Love You by Michelle Medlock Adams, illustration by Paige Keiser

Author Michelle Medlock Adams answers the title question in simple, rhyming verse that relates God’s love to everyday objects familiar to children. Little ones will be comforted as they learn that God loves them with an unconditional, unfailing, and immeasurable love. Sweetly illustrated with a hint of humor, this book will delight children as they learn that God loves them “more than the yummiest cookie and more than the sunniest day.”


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.