Franklin, Will and Bessie’s Picks—October 2023

October 24, 2023

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

Franklin’s Pick: On a Wing and a Prayer: The (Mostly) True Misadventures of an Alaskan Bush Pilot by Ralph C. Meloon Jr.

In his amazing, hilarious, and faith-building memoir, Ralph shares stories from his decades as an Alaskan bush pilot. From bear encounters to crashes, to flying in a plane duct-taped together, Ralph’s stories are all true (although they seem to get better with time). If you are looking for a fascinating read that will increase your faith in God, make this your next book!

Ralph C. Meloon Jr. comes from the Meloon family of Ski Nautique Boat-builder fame. After working with the family business for years, he moved to Alaska and became a bush pilot. He has been flying for 50 years and has gleaned some incredible stories of his adventures that
have increased his faith in God. Ralph still loves to fly from his home base in Soldotna, Alaska, where he lives with his wife Wendi.

Will’s Pick: Stronger Together, Weaker Apart by Tony Evans

Do you struggle to love those whose opinions differ from yours? Whether it’s the coworker
talking politics, the opinionated uncle at the other end of the holiday table, or the fellow believer
sitting in your pew, it can be hard to grit your teeth and get along – much less show love! And
you’re not the only one struggling. Our nation, our churches, and even our families are all experiencing disastrous separation and discord. But here’s the good news: Division is never the
last word for those who are in Christ Jesus. In this collection of soul-searching prayers and
devotions, you’ll be empowered to take up the armor of God, ground your words in Scripture,
and pray for the unity that comes through a shared kingdom vision. Nothing gets better until we
come together. Join bestselling author and teacher Dr. Tony Evans and discover how the Spirit
moves when God’s people pray.

Bessie’s Pick: You Are: Speaking God’s Word Over Your Children by Emily Assell, Illustrated by Lauren Copple

Speak the Word of God out loud over your children and claim this generation for the Lord! You
Are is designed to speak life over the youngest generation. Each page includes a loving term of
endearment, an encouraging spiritual affirmation, and a verse from Scripture to help imprint the
Lord’s promises and truths on their hearts. You Are will teach your kids that they are cherished
by you and by their heavenly Father.

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 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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