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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.


Crusade City Spotlight: London

Viewers around the world are tuned into the Olympics in London. In the United States, despite a five-hour delay and constant spoilers on news sites and Twitter, many of us are still staying up way past our bedtimes to watch the events transpire. As people around the world watch the happenings in London, it’s a great time to shine our “Crusade City Spotlight” on this world capital.


A Classic Message from Billy Graham: Are You Getting What You Want?

We Christians have talked so much about the negative side of Christian experience that we have forgotten to emphasize the positive, joyous, thrilling and victorious experience of daily fellowship with Christ. Read along as Billy Graham reveals how God fills the deepest desires of the human heart.


This Date in History: July 14, 1950 – Billy Graham’s First White House Visit

On July 14, 1950, a young Billy Graham made his first visit to the White House, for a meeting with President Truman. He brought along Crusade team members Grady Wilson, Cliff Barrows and Jerry Beaven. He details the account in the opening pages of Just As I Am.


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