Ruth, A Portrait: The Story of Ruth Bell Graham

Ruth, A Portrait: The Story of Ruth Bell Graham

by Patricia Cornwell


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ISBN-13: 9780385489003
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/1998
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 265,136
Product dimensions: 5.48(w) x 8.23(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Patricia Cornwell is considered one of the world's bestselling crime writers. Her intrepid medical examiner Kay Scarpetta first appeared on the scene in 1990 withPostmortem—the only novel to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards and the French Prix du Roman d'Aventure in a single year—and Cruel and Unusual, which won Britain's prestigious Gold Dagger Award for the best crime novel of 1993. Dr. Kay Scarpetta herself won the 1999 Sherlock Award for the best detective created by an American author. Ms. Cornwell's work is translated into thirty-six languages across more than fifty countries, and she is regarded as one of the major international bestselling authors.


Boston, MA and New York, NY

Date of Birth:

June 9, 1956

Place of Birth:

Miami, Florida


B.A. in English, Davidson College, 1979; King College

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Ruth, A Portrait 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a true eye opener and the first book that i truly wanted to read in years i have read patrica cornwells books for several years and this book was a true departure from any other work of hers i had read it was very uplifting and a eye opener Ruth was and is truly a very special person as well as her husband Billy .The insight cornnwell exposed in this book showed the true closeness she and ruth shared even the few Pictures were very private family photos .it took me inside her hardships and strugles to be a mother and a wife of truly a very godley family .cornwell exposed the turmoil in her life torn between being a wife and hat she wanted to be in her heart
InsatiableB on LibraryThing 25 days ago
This the story of Ruth Bell Graham, Billy's wife. It was fantastic and interesting and inspiring and well written. Patricia Cornwell is an author of mystery novels for the most part but wrote this biography of Ruth as an exception.The book follows Ruth's life from the time she was born as a missionary's child in China. She lived her first 17 years in China with her parents and siblings. I found that portion really interesting in light of the plans Mr. B. and I have for our future.Ruth then went to Wheaton College in Chicago where she met Billy Graham and fell in love.The dynamic between southern boy Billy and naive yet assertive Ruth is fascinating. Ruth is daring and thoughtful, loving and stern, outgoing and reclusive. She is an influential, respectable lady of ladies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
???????? Loved every page. What an amazing woman. Amazing family. Only a special person could have so beautifully captured her life in words. I hope lots of young women will read this and be inspired you Ruth’s Godly example.
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This inspiring woman is relatable in so many situations. I go back to this story time and time again.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
In a day of confusion, it is encouraging to read this work of the life history of Ruth Graham. From her early beginning in 1920's China, to her career as the wife of the world's most noted evangelist, this book will inspire!