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Will Graham Signs His First Book

Will Graham signed copies of his first-ever book, Redeemed: Devotions for the Longing Soul, on Wednesday at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina. Each of the 50 devotions include Biblical teaching, personal stories from Will’s life and ministry, prayers and quotes from Billy Graham.

He’s read a lot of things Billy Graham has written over the years. Now, it’s his turn to write about his grandfather and God’s goodness.

Will Graham signed copies of his first book Redeemed: Devotions for the Longing Soul at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Wednesday. People lined up to meet the evangelist, who joked that he’s got some competition in the family when it comes to writing.

See Will’s new video Bible study and accompanying study guide. 

“It is exciting to do a book signing in the Billy Graham Library, because my grandfather’s legacy and message lives on here, and because much of the book also focuses on that same message,” Will Graham said.

“[This book] is about the Lord Jesus Christ and Him alone,” he continued. “It’s not about my experiences. It’s not about Will Graham, it’s not about the ministry, it’s about the Lord redeeming all of mankind.”

After getting a hug and having her copy of Will’s devotional signed, 92-year-old Rose Adams beamed. “He’s just precious,” she said. Donning a black-brimmed hat and pearl earrings, the Southern belle is a special friend of the Graham family. She first met Billy Graham’s mother in 1965 at a Bible study at Mother Graham’s home. Here’s a fun fact: That Bible study continues to this day, more than 50 years later.

Rose has known Will since he was little and tears up talking about the Grahams. She’s pretty proud of Will for sharing the Gospel around the world like his grandfather, as well as his father, Franklin Graham.

Though sharp as a tack, Rose struggled for the right words to describe Will’s personality and preaching style, finally settling on this: “He’s got a soft, mellow way like Billy.”

Further back in line, Solomon HaTha isn’t a man of many words but his heart for the Lord spoke volumes Wednesday. He waited patiently to meet Will Graham because he feels they have a lot in common. The 27-year-old follows Will’s Facebook page and keeps up with his evangelistic Celebrations. Solomon has a gentle disposition and a passion to tell others about Christ.

The youth leader plans to travel to three states this year to carry out the Great Commission. He likened the Graham family ministry—from one generation to the next—to another family. “It’s like Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the Bible,” he explained.

According to Will, God’s Word was key to writing Redeemed, which focuses on God’s message of love and redemption.

“I believe that [in] every story, God’s got to be the hero,” Will said. “And if God’s not the hero of your story, then there’s something wrong with your story.”

Sandra Clory knows that full well. Decked out in a sunny yellow dress and hat, she exudes love and respect for God and Billy Graham. And now Will Graham. “The fruit never falls far from the tree,” she said, near tears.

The former actress has loved Billy Graham since she was 5 years old, after he taught her about Jesus from the TV. She sang in a Crusade choir and even met the evangelist. While she has a lot of Billy Graham books, she’s happy to add Will’s to her collection.

“Words put us even closer [to God] because of the power of the spoken word,” she said. “It’s like taking a deep breath to renew your strength on your journey, to stay on the path [with God].”

And that’s Will Graham’s heart—to let people know how much God loves them, even when they feel unworthy. He shares the same message whether he’s traveling to remote places around the world, welcoming people to The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, North Carolina—where he serves as executive director, or writing a book like Redeemed.

It’s just one more way to communicate the Good News, an opportunity his grandfather always looked for as well.

“I’m following in his footsteps a little bit with Redeemed,” Will Graham said. “It’s allowing me to share the Gospel with people that I’ll never be able to meet face-to-face.”

Purchase Will Graham’s book Redeemed: Devotions for the Longing Soul, the Redeemed video Bible study kit, or the Redeemed study guide.

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8 Comments

  1. Sharon L Campfield says:

    I wish I had discovered earlier the peace that I have felt since visiting the Library and reading about the Graham ministry

  2. Garth R. Harding says:

    I live in a great place of NYC, Hells Kitchen/Times Square, near Times Square Church. I attend New Life Church in Elhmhurst, Queens. I was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Brooklyn Tabernacle, Christ Tabernacle, and have visited/invested in Redeemer Presbyterian for nearly 25 years. All these churches involvement led me to attend my new church New Life Church-a sort of hybrid of these on the Asian, Latino and Indian side. Please pray for a career/startup business to give back to issues I care about like Christian missions, family, and youth, wife/extended family and best friend, home, pets and more.

    Please pray I be the best future stepfather/father I can be if it is God’s will. And God’s will to go to law school.

  3. Randall Murphree says:

    I’ve been attending Will Graham’s teaching series on 2 Samuel at the Cove, and I’ve been waiting for several years for his first book. Redeemed does not disappoint. It is, indeed, about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but God uses Will’s personality and his homespun collection of Graham family stories as a context in which to convey the power and truth of that Gospel.

  4. Julia. B Muller says:

    Yes I would like to purchase the new book
    Redeemed

  5. Janet Wyatt says:

    Man, do I love that part about God’s got to be the hero of your story and if he’s not, there’s something wrong with your story….WOW that is powerful!!! God is definitely the hero in my story and from now on when I testify of God’s goodness over my story, I am going to use those words to start out my testifying!! Can’t wait to get a copy of Redeemed for myself. God Bless You Will Graham!!!

  6. Nancy Hughes says:

    Looking forward to the book redeemed

  7. Sandra Hastings says:

    Waiting to receive your Will ‘s new book redeemed

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