By Billy Graham
Published by Thomas Nelson
America’s Evangelist presents his masterwork.
Who would refuse rescue? This is the question Billy Graham asks throughout this book. The answer is sometimes surprising because there are actually people who refuse to be saved, even if they are in a hopeless situation. Why? Each chapter draws the reader in by posing questions for contemplation using relevant illustrations about what the world thinks in contrast to what the Bible says.
As Mr. Graham has expressed for decades, his purpose is to engage the reader in considering his or her life in light of the here and now and the hereafter. Who would refuse rescue from a plane crash, a sinking boat, an automobile fire, or an assassin’s bullet? True accounts are given that cause readers to ask what they think and how they would respond to similar experiences and to ultimately bring them to life’s most important question.
In what could be his final book, Billy Graham presents the core message that has guided his life and calling for more than 70 years. Filled with new stories and timeless truth, Graham once again calls the world back to its spiritual priority as only he can. The book coincides with a massive campaign of the same name by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association that will mobilize millions of people in the United States to invite friends and neighbors into their homes to hear the message of Jesus Christ through customized video and a new message from Mr. Graham.
The Reason for My Hope: Salvation by Billy Graham
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
You might not believe this, but this is the first Billy Graham book I have ever read. My dad is an avid supporter of Billy Graham, and that has caused me to wish to avoid his writings. However, I cannot deny that for longer than I have been alive, Billy Graham has been an evangelist who has touched more people than I can even conceive. Even I rededicated my life at a Billy Graham crusade back when I was eight. Many would question my use of terms, but I was saved. As my mom describes it, “there was not turning back” when I went forward at that crusade.
As I read this book, I was amazed at how sharp this 95-year-old man of God is. He is well aware of everything going on in pop culture, and he is probably much more well-read than me. His stories were sometimes poignant and humorous, but they always resonated with his message. This book is easy to read, but it can certainly change your life.
What struck me the most was that Billy Graham’s message is not just for the unbelievers. This is a book for all, no matter where you find yourself on the faith continuum. I was inspired, and I can hardly wait to gift this to my dad. I sincerely hope that my dad sits down and read this book. It is a book I would heartily recommend to all.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.