Franklin and Bessie’s Picks—April 2024

April 15, 2024


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


Franklin’s Pick: Dream to Destiny: A Proven Guide to Navigating Life’s Biggest Tests and Unlocking Your God-Given Purpose by Robert Morris

Have you given up on your dreams? Have the realities of life gotten in the way of your destiny? Pastor and bestselling author Robert Morris shares exactly how to navigate the journey from your dreams to your destiny. Using the biblical story of Joseph, he explains how Joseph had a God-given dream but didn’t reach his destiny overnight. Over a period of thirteen years, God took Joseph through ten character-building tests that prepared him for his extraordinary future–tests you also need to pass to reach your destiny.

Filled with biblical truths, personal stories, and practical application, Dream to Destiny equips
you to successfully

  • navigate ten character-building tests
  • persevere through waiting and uncertainty
  • identify your gifts and talents
  • discover the purpose behind your dreams
  • fulfill your God-given destiny

This newly revised and expanded edition is full of profound insight and hope. No matter where
you are in life, you have a meaningful and bright future ahead–beyond what you could ever imagine! Why settle for a dream when you can have the destiny?


Bessie’s Pick: The Kingdom of Heaven: A Gardening Primer by Danielle Hitchen, Art by Jessica Blanchard

The Kingdom of Heaven uses the many allusions to gardening in the Bible to teach little ones about God’s kingdom and their role in it.
 
The story of mankind starts in a garden, and references to planting, growing, sowing, and reaping can be found throughout Scripture. Most important, Jesus uses this relatable imagery to describe how his followers are to mature in their faith and share God’s truth with others.  
 
This stylish and creative board book provides young children a first step toward understanding how God’s kingdom works and the important part they play in it.    


Will’s Pick: Mini Devotions: Living a Life of Prayer by E.M. Bounds

Deepen your connection with God as you engage with the prayers in the Living A Life of Prayer Mini Devotional. In this devotional, beloved author E.M. Bounds shows us how to have ongoing conversations with God throughout the day, sharing our cares and concerns and discovering the blessings that come from a life of prayer.


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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