Number of Pages: 144
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 6.50 X 5.50 (inches)
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A Father's Legacy: Your Life Story in Your Own WordsCountryman / 2006 / Spiral Bound$10.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
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A Legacy of Faith: Things I Learned from My Father is a smallish book from Zondervan's gift imprint, Inspirio. But don't let the size fool you. Each of the nearly 200 pages is packed with memories and insights about Billy Graham and his relationship with his daughter. Lovely family photos enhance the conversational text.
As an author who has written about families with a frequently-absent spouse, I was interested in the affect Billy Graham's recurrent absences had on his family. The author described, "On some level, too, I think, the distance in my relationship with my father caused me to see God, my heavenly Father, as being similarly removed from my day-to-day life and intimate needs It took years of purposeful effort to change my view of God as One who loved me from a distance."
Ruth learned several important truths from her father that she shares including: (1) the need for trust and dependence on God to make an impact on the world, (2) do your part and let God do His part, (3) we are all under grace, and (4) since we don't know a person's heart or motives, don't criticize.
Occasionally when life is lined with bumps, challenges, and disappointments, I wonder if I'd have done better with parents as spiritual as the Grahams. Ruth Graham's story reminds me that all people share two common denominators: pain, and the need for our Savior, Jesus Christ.
There are a number of admirable characteristics of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). Humility is one. Loyalty and friendship is another. The Grahams have enjoyed deep, lifetime relationships with a circle of quality people. Billy Graham, Beverly Shea, and Cliff Barrows have served God faithfully together for over 60 years, held together by four core values: integrity, accountability, purity of lifestyle, and humility.
Lovingly written, A Legacy of Faith is a vulnerable and poignant book that inspired me to read my Bible, trust God more, depend more on God, and step up my prayer life. The Graham family continues to impact our world for Christ. PeggySue Wells, Christian Book Previews.com
Charles Rowden5 Stars Out Of 5A book to remember!July 13, 2012Charles RowdenQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
I've read a lot about Billy Graham, and have admired him all my 83 years, but his daughter, Ruth, gave some insights that were excellent, and some you'd not know otherwise. I was so touched by her honesty about her problems, then when confronting her father, found him much like Jesus, not being blamed nor scorned, but welcomed with opened arms, knowing she was imperfect, but forgiven! I think that touched me most, but all the way through the book, she showed her father's humility and likeness to Jesus ... not in a bragging way, but in a sweet, wonderful way. I really enjoyed the book and got better acquainted with this daughter.
Barbara Leis5 Stars Out Of 5September 10, 2011Barbara LeisQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5
It is good reading material and shows the heart of the
Author--- during good times and difficult times.
Frances PetersonDiamond Bar CAAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Lovely gift bookAugust 31, 2011Frances PetersonDiamond Bar CAAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
This is a lovely little book, a biography actually and will offer much encouragement and inspiration.
Worshipper01Jacksonville, FLAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Poignant, fascinating details from a daughters perFebruary 16, 2011Worshipper01Jacksonville, FLAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
I actually bought this as a gift for a friend who loves reading bios and decided since it was short to give it a quick read through myself. I found myself in tears at times, identifying with the author's life lessons and heartfelt sympathy as a child of a huge figure in modern-day Christianity. You will love this book!
john316Age: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5February 11, 2011john316Age: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
Well written, gave good insight into Billy Graham's life, his faithfulness, and single-mindedness for Christ.
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