The ultimate absolute of the Christian faith is that salvation lies in the name of Jesus. Franklin Graham explores the mystery and history of names in the Jewish culture, centering on the meaningfulness of the name Jesus. He examines the significance and scope of twenty major themes behind Jesus' name and focuses on the different aspects of power in the Lord's name, such as "Healing in the Name" and "Salvation in the Name." Graham also discusses the future, expectant that when the Lord of lords returns, everyone will acknowledge His name. Read by Jim Bond. Abridged. 3 CDs. 3 hours.
Why does the name of Jesus stir both awe and animosity? Franklin Graham faced that question himself in April of 1999, just days after the tragic killing of students at Columbine High School shocked America and the world. Colorado's governor had asked Franklin to speak at the memorial service for families and friends. As a chilling drizzle soaked the crowd of 70,000, Franklin boldly urged all mourners to seek comfort, hope and salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ. Later he received both congratulations and criticism for his remarks. To Franklin's surprise, even clergymen complained that the emphasis on Jesus was offensive. Later Franklin reflected,"Why is it when people curse using His Name, hardly anyone complains? But if you speak about Him with respect or pray in His Name, some people call it 'foul'?" The Name is Franklin's response to those questions. The Name explains, reveals, and honors the most important Person who ever lived. It is an articulate, passionate, motivating, and moving tribute to the One who bears the Name above all names and before whom some day "every knee will bow."
Franklin Graham is chairman and president of Samaritan's Purse, a Christian and evangelistic organization. He is also President and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.