As visitors explore the Billy Graham Library, one thing they quickly realize is that this place is different. It is not a library. It is not a museum. It is a living legacy; it’s a testimony of the power of God and a showcase of how the Holy Spirit touched many lives through the preaching of Billy Graham.
And yet, the Library holds countless treasures that are on display that visitors may not know about –the private collection of books that Billy Graham acquired through the years. In this new feature on the blog, we will highlight some of the 12,000 books in those glass cases.
One of the titles that you will see again and again among the volumes is the most circulated book in the world – the Bible.
The Bible is God’s Word. Every bit of it was spoken, inspired, and given by the Creator (1 Timothy 3:16). It is the best-selling book of all time and yet even small children can understand the message of hope that it teaches.
Over his many years of ministry, when Billy Graham was asked as a reflection of his career what he regretted, his reply was that he would have spent more time reading, studying Scripture and praying. And as he traveled the world, he was often given copies of the Bible as gifts.
In the photo below we have pulled a selection of Bible’s from the bookshelf of Billy Graham.
“God gave us the Bible to us because He wants us to know Him and love Him and serve Him. Most of all, He gave it to us so we can become more like Christ.” – Billy Graham