A Prophet With Honor (Paperback)William C Martin
A Prophet with Honor is the biography Billy Graham himself invited and appreciated for its sympathetic but frank approach. Carefully documented, eminently fair, and gracefully written, it raises and answers key questions about Graham's character, contributions, and influence on the world religious scene. In this engaging and comprehensive book, William Martin gives readers a better understanding of the most successful evangelist in modern history, and the movement he led for over fifty years.
A Prophet with Honor makes a vital contribution to the Billy Graham legacy and allows us to understand why his words, actions, and personality endeared him to popes and preachers, kings and presidents, and millions of Christians in virtually every nation and culture around the world.
Martin draws on
- extensive conversations with Graham himself
- nearly two hundred interviews
- previously untouched resources, including documents from six presidential libraries and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association archives
- personal observation of Graham's crusades and conferences in the United States and Europe
- decades of research on evangelical Christianity
Martin pays particular attention to Graham's controversial relationships with Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon. He also describes how Graham's lifelong determination "to do something great for God" led him to organize international conferences that spearheaded the worldwide spread of the liberating message of Jesus, and prompted him to help strengthen religious freedom in the Soviet bloc and China.
ByWilliam C Martin
Size152 x 229 mm
Number of Pages832 pp
PublisherHarper Collins Christian Publishing
Mr. Graham Goes
Billy Graham arrived at precisely the right moment. Some who jammed the interview room at the National Press Club looked as if they might be first-assignment reporters for their church’s weekly newsletter, but most had the countenance and equipment of men and women accustomed to confronting the familiar figures who provide grist for the evening news and the morning editions in the nation’s capital. Still, even those well-seasoned veterans seemed to acknowledge the seer physical presence radiated by the world’s most famous preacher, a man who is by almost any measure the successful evangelist in Christian history.