Igniting the Fire: The Movements and Mentors Who Shaped Billy Graham

Igniting the Fire: The Movements and Mentors Who Shaped Billy Graham

by Jake Hanson


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Everyone knows Billy Graham. . .but who knows what propelled him to world prominence as the greatest evangelist of his time? Find out in Igniting the Fire. This brand-new biography focuses on Graham’s formative years, from his boyhood through college, to his bursting onto the national scene in 1949. Author Jake Hanson, like Graham a graduate of Wheaton College, has drawn upon scores of original documents and new interviews to detail the environment, the movements, and the mentors that created Billy Graham’s passion to spread the Gospel. You’ll see how God, in His sovereign wisdom, brings unique influences to bear to accomplish His will.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781630584481
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jake Hanson is a graduate of Wheaton College (B.A.) and Beeson Divinity School (MDiv). A preacher, teacher, and retreat speaker, Jake also operates a web site (TheDecidedLife.com) devoted to biography, Bible study, and theology. He is the author of Igniting the Fire: The Movements and Mentors Who Shaped Billy Graham. He lives near Birmingham, Alabama.

Table of Contents

Preface 9

Introduction: Igniting the Fire 11

Part 1 Kindling the Fire: Ham-Ramsey and Bob Jones (1934-1936) 13

1 Kindling Prayer 15

2 Fire on the Sawdust Trail 20

3 Unusual Fire 28

4 Singed 37

Part 2 Igniting the Fire: Florida Bible Institute (1937-1940) 43

5 The Miracle School 44

6 Into the Fire 53

7 Surrender 62

8 Fire in His Bones 74

9 A Burning Message 83

10 Jesus Only 96

11 At the Feet of Giants 110

12 Facing Challenges 117

13 A Youth Aflame 128

Part 3 Fanning the Flame: Wheaton College (1940-1943) 135

14 Fire on the Prairie 136

15 Restrained Passions 145

16 Finding His Footing 156

17 Always Too Soon to Quit 167

18 The Tab 177

19 Digging Trenches 185

20 The Fire Falls 192

21 Striving for the Goal 199

Part 4 Spreading the Fire: Conclusion 209

22 Uncontainable Fire 210

23 The Source of the Flame 220

Acknowledgments 234

Notes 237

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