A Legacy of Faith: Things I Learned from My Father

A Legacy of Faith: Things I Learned from My Father

by Ruth Graham
     
 

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Ruth Graham—third child and youngest daughter of Billy and Ruth Bell Graham—offers a rare, inside look at the twentieth century’s most influential evangelist. In this substantive portrait, Ruth reflects on several different subjects, including her father’s love for the world, his humility, grace, and loyalty. She concludes the book with a…  See more details below

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Ruth Graham—third child and youngest daughter of Billy and Ruth Bell Graham—offers a rare, inside look at the twentieth century’s most influential evangelist. In this substantive portrait, Ruth reflects on several different subjects, including her father’s love for the world, his humility, grace, and loyalty. She concludes the book with a chapter on authenticity, written just after Dr. Graham’s final crusade, which was held in New York in June 2005. Includes many previously unpublished Graham family photos and excerpts from personal letters.

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Publishers Weekly
Just in time for Father's Day comes this small inspirational hardcover gift book, a memoir by the youngest daughter of Billy and Ruth Bell Graham (whom she similarly honored in her previous book A Legacy of Love: Things I Learned from My Mother). While the author does concede that Billy Graham's evangelistic commitments took him away much of the time-almost 60% of his life, she guesses-and that this took a toll on the family, this is hardly a Daddy Dearest tell-all. It is in fact a love song to her father, who comes across in these pages as wise, caring, determined and steadfast in his faith ("I have never seen my father waver in his purpose," she declares). Ruth Graham draws freely upon letters, her father's memoir and her own memories of childhood; the well-designed layout also features intimate family photos of the Grahams at home, adding to the book's behind-the-scenes feel. Ruth Graham has not had an easy adult life: in the book she shares the pain of her failed marriages and the fact that she didn't graduate from college until she was a middle-aged divorc e. (Her proud 80-something parents attended her commencement despite failing health.) Regardless of these trials, she looks back to a loving and almost magical childhood. (May) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780310868170
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
10/14/2009
Sold by:
Zondervan Publishing
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
953,015
File size:
13 MB
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Age Range:
18 Years

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Just in time for Father's Day comes this small inspirational hardcover gift book, a memoir by the youngest daughter of Billy and Ruth Bell Graham (whom she similarly honored in her previous book A Legacy of Love: Things I Learned from My Mother). While the author does concede that Billy Graham's evangelistic commitments took him away much of the time—almost 60% of his life, she guesses—and that this took a toll on the family, this is hardly a Daddy Dearest tell-all. It is in fact a love song to her father, who comes across in these pages as wise, caring, determined and steadfast in his faith ('I have never seen my father waver in his purpose,' she declares). Ruth Graham draws freely upon letters, her father's memoir and her own memories of childhood; the well-designed layout also features intimate family photos of the Grahams at home, adding to the book's behind-the-scenes feel. Ruth Graham has not had an easy adult life: in the book she shares the pain of her failed marriages and the fact that she didn't graduate from college until she was a middle-aged divorcée. (Her proud 80-something parents attended her commencement despite failing health.) Regardless of these trials, she looks back to a loving and almost magical childhood. (May) — Publisher’s Weekly

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Meet the Author

Ruth Graham has written six books including bestselling, In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart (Zondervan 2004) and award-winning, Step into the Bible (Zonderkidz 2007). Ruth is an experienced conference speaker and Bible teacher known for her honesty and authenticity. As founder and President of Ruth Graham & Friends, Ruth seeks to minister God’s grace and comfort to those who are hurting and feel alone as well as to equip those who desire to help those who are hurting. Ruth is the third child of Ruth and Billy Graham. She worked in publishing for 13 years as an acquisitions editor and for five years as donor relations coordinator for Samaritan’s Purse. She spent one year as Major Gifts Officer at Mary Baldwin College where in 2000 she graduated cum laude and received the Outstanding Adult Student award. She has an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters from Eastern University. Ruth has three grown children and six grandchildren. She and her husband, Greg, and his three sons live in Virginia.


Stacy Mattingly is an Atlanta-based writer.

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