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This Date in History – March 6, 1955: Billy Graham’s First Appearance on “Meet the Press”

The press has always been an important part of the ministry of Billy Graham, and it remains important to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association today. On March 6, 1955, Billy Graham made his first appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” program.


George Beverly Shea at 104

George Beverly Shea turns 104 on Friday, Feb. 1! Please join us in wishing him a happy birthday. The Billy Graham Library will host an exhibit in tribute to him from Feb. 1 to March 31.


Memorable Moments in Presidential Inauguration History

As the nation prepares for the inauguration of our 44th president Barack Obama’s second term, take a walk with us as we look at some memorable inaugurations where Billy Graham or Franklin Graham delivered the invocation.


In His Own Words: Billy Graham’s Favorites

There are a number of questions that Billy Graham has received from reporters and individuals alike. Today on the blog, we bring you the answers to some of these questions. Enjoy, and please share with us some of your favorites.


The Christmas Ride of their Lives

Why does this couple volunteer to serve at Christmas at the Library’s carriage rides? “Christmas is a time to be able to share our Savior’s love and birth and happiness.”


This Date in History: Nov. 1, 1934 – Billy Graham Accepts Christ

In his autobiography Just As I Am, Billy Graham writes of Dr. Mordecai Ham’s revival meetings in Charlotte, NC, and the night he came to Christ.


This Date in History: Billy Graham’s first city-wide campaign begins

On Sept. 13, 1947, a historic event took place. It was the beginning of Billy Graham’s first city-wide campaign in Grand Rapids, Michigan, held under the banner of Youth for Christ as it would be three more years until the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association came into existence.


Staff Picks from Ruth’s Attic Bookstore

We are beginning a new feature on blog. We will regularly highlight a special book or item from Ruth’s Attic Bookstore. These items might be new releases, especially popular with our customers, or something that holds a special place in the heart of a member of our time.


Crusade City Spotlight: Tampa

Billy Graham has strong ties and connections to Tampa, the site of the Republican National Convention, which starts this week. You could say that Billy Graham’s ministry began in Tampa.


In His Own Words: What Has Billy Graham Said About Leadership?

Throughout his ministry, Billy Graham has spoken often on the topic of leadership. Here are excerpts from one of his speeches entitled “Qualities of Leadership.” He delivered this address at a civic luncheon in Denver in 1987. He also gave similar speeches at other luncheons around the country, and the truths contained within are just as applicable today.


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