Ask Billy Graham: The World's Best-Loved Preacher Answers Your Most Important Questions [NOOK Book]

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Would you like to know what Billy Graham thinks about the most important issues of daily life? What about politics, presidents and terrorism? This book contains answers to questions many of us would ask Billy Graham if we had the good fortune to sit down with the person many call "America's Pastor". Best-selling author Bill Adler arranges topics from Graham's sermons, speeches, interviews, television appearances and writings in an easy to follow Q and A format.

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Overview

Would you like to know what Billy Graham thinks about the most important issues of daily life? What about politics, presidents and terrorism? This book contains answers to questions many of us would ask Billy Graham if we had the good fortune to sit down with the person many call "America's Pastor". Best-selling author Bill Adler arranges topics from Graham's sermons, speeches, interviews, television appearances and writings in an easy to follow Q and A format.

Topics include Billy Graham on: Humor, Politics, Prayer, Technology and Religion, Race, Money, the Church, and Growing Older.

Hear Graham's responses to questions like

  • What will heaven be like?
  • Why does God bring on natural disasters?
  • What do you think about the mixing of religion and politics?
  • What do you say to an atheist who doesn't think there is a God?
  • What is the greatest spiritual threat facing the United States?
  • How can we achieve world peace?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418568689
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/16/2007
  • Sold by: THOMAS NELSON
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 618 KB

Meet the Author

Bill Adler Sr. is a book packager and creator who has compiled New York Times bestselling books such as The Kennedy Wit and The Uncommon Wisdom of Ronald Reagan. He lives in New York.
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Ask Billy Graham


By Bill Adler

Thomas Nelson

Copyright © 2007 Bill Adler
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-0-8499-0310-6


Chapter One

On Celebrity

What is the upside of being famous?

"I have said hundreds of thousands of times, on the radio and television, please write to us, 'Billy Graham, Minneapolis, Minnesota.' Then I would say, 'That's all the address you need.' ... But we've gotten letters here that said 'Billy Graham, Somewhere in the World.'" -Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), June 20, 1996

What has been the downside of being so well known?

"We had the FBI come sometime in the middle 1950s when I was getting a lot of hate mail and a lot of threats. And they said you should have a fence around your place. We hated it. We found it also gave us a lot of privacy, which we have needed from time to time. It doesn't do much good, because anybody who wants to can come see us." -Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tennessee), September 28, 1996

Who is responsible for your notoriety?

"I think the media and the papers have put me on a pedestal I don't deserve to be on. I'm not a great preacher. I'm just an ordinary proclaimer of the Gospel." -The Post and Courier (Charleston, SC), September 25, 1996

What was the real meaning of the star that you received in Hollywood?

(To celebrate his fortieth anniversary in the ministry, he received a sidewalk star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star's placement, the last open spot in front of Mann's Chinese Theater, was much coveted by some stars who were passed over for this location.)

"This star today is not a mark to recognize a man, but a marking for the glory of God. What this star represents is the faithfulness of God.... I feel somewhat out of place because I'm not sure that a clergyman belongs here ... I feel a little lonely out there." -Associated Press, October 16, 1989; Los Angeles Times, October 16, 1989

At first you turned down the star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but you changed your mind. Why?

"A star was offered to me 30 years ago, and I said, 'no,' then. But I've changed my views. Some parents walking along there someday in the future might be asked by their child, 'Who was Billy Graham?' And they could say, 'He preached the Gospel.'" -Los Angeles Times, October 14, 1989

How do you handle complete strangers coming over to you in restaurants?

"I go to different restaurants dressed in old clothes. I wear blue jeans, but people are beginning to recognize me, no matter how I'm dressed now. And they come up to us and talk, or I invite them over to the table to sit down and talk." -The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), April 29, 1989

How do you feel about people exalting you?

"People shouldn't put me up on a pedestal. When I think about the times I failed the Lord, I feel this low [as the floor].... I'm praying that this book [the Bible] will honor and glorify God, not me." -South Bend Tribune (Indiana), May 5, 2003

How do you feel about being called "Reverend" or "Doctor"?

"I don't find anywhere in the Bible that anybody was called reverend except God. I never liked the term doctor, because I do not have an earned doctor's degree, and I have great respect for those who do." -The San Diego Union-Tribune, May 4, 2003

(Continues...)



Excerpted from Ask Billy Graham by Bill Adler Copyright © 2007 by Bill Adler. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction....................vii
On Celebrity....................1
On the Church....................4
Billy Graham's Vocation Fact Sheet....................6
On Compassion....................7
A List of Crusades and Missions....................10
On Countries He Has Visited....................21
On Crusades and Missions....................36
On Death....................39
On Evangelism....................42
Partial List of Awards and Honors....................51
On Faith....................54
On Friends and Acquaintances....................57
On Growing Older....................64
Books Written by Billy Graham....................67
On Health Matters....................69
Billy Graham's Participation in Inaugural Events and Ceremonies....................75
On Heaven....................77
On Himself....................80
The Graham Family....................91
On His Family....................92
On Humor....................98
On Money and Material Wealth....................101
On Morality....................106
Highlights of Billy Graham's Life....................111
On Other Religions....................115
On Our Relationship with God....................118
On Seeking God....................125
On Politics....................127
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Fact Sheet....................132
On Poverty....................136
On Prayer....................138
On Presidents and Politicians....................139
Books about Billy Graham....................155
On Race....................158
On Sermons....................162
OnSin....................165
What Billy Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Believe....................173
On Technology and Religion....................174
On the United States and the American People....................179
On the Life of Jesus Christ....................186
Billy Graham's Official Position on Politics....................190
On War and Peace....................191
On Young People....................202
Billy Graham's 9/11 Speech....................210
Other Thoughts and Ideas....................215
What Others Say about Billy Graham....................228
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