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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Ruth, A Portrait: The Story of Ruth Bell Graham by Patricia Cornwell

Ruth Bell Graham is known as the wife of evangelist Billy Graham. It was Ruth who influenced Billy, as his most trusted life-partner. In Ruth, a Portrait, we meet this fascinating and remarkable woman. Brimming with anecdotes, this is a breathtaking journey, with stops at many of this century's epoch-making events.

The childhood years of the future Mrs. Billy Graham were spent light-years away—in the China of the 1920s and 1930s. The daughter of medical missionaries, she and her family were caught in a crucible of unspeakable hardship; in addition to pestilence and plague, there was the unstable political and military turmoil surrounding the Nationalist government, the Communists, and the Japanese invaders. These hazardous realities shaped Ruth Bell and her family, a family inured to difficulties, but buoyed up by their deep belief in God's abiding will.

Virtually raised by the Grahams, the author is a repository of Ruth Bell Graham's stories and has seen firsthand the spirit of this courageous woman. Patricia Cornwell not only gives readers a full, rounded, and intimate portrait of Ruth Bell Graham, but also insight into the life of the Graham family and particularly Billy Graham.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385489003
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/1998
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 259,626
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(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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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
Anonymous 10 months 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!