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The founder of Young Life, Jim Rayburn, touched thousands of teenagers with the truth of the Gospel. The Diaries of Jim Rayburn covers Jim's thoughts and activities from 1935 to 1970. Several photos of Jim, at events or with his family, are included.
For over thirty years Jim Rayburn kept a journal -- and now, for the first time, you are invited to experience it for yourself. Rayburn (1909 - 1970) was one of the most influential Christians of the twentieth century. His journals cover the years from 1935 through his death in 1970. His life was one of tremendous consequence, unbelievable devotion to Christ, incredible highs, and soul-crushing lows. Youll not only experience first-hand the development of Young Life, the international ministry Rayburn founded, but youll also be witness to some of the key moments in modern Christianity and get to know some of the spiritual giants of the era. The Rayburn family generously agreed to share Jims personal reflections so that a new generation of Christians could get to know this great man in his own words and in his own voice. Jims story is an incredible adventure -- you will be encouraged, challenged, and brought closer to Christ as you journey through each day with Jim. 2009 marked the 100th anniversary of Jim Rayburns birth. What better way to mark his centenary than to experience for yourself Jims personal journals The entries were selected and edited by Kit Sublett. The book includes over 50 photographs.