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Billy Graham (1) [1918–2018]

This page covers the author of Angels: God's Secret Agents.

For other authors named Billy Graham, see the disambiguation page.

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William Franklin Graham Jr. was born near Charlotte, North Carolina on November 7, 1918. In 1934 at the age of 16, he was saved by Rev. Mordecai Ham, an itinerant preacher from Kentucky. Graham graduated from the Florida Bible Institute in 1940 and received a bachelor's degree in anthropology from Wheaton College in 1943. After graduation from Wheaton College, he married fellow student Ruth McCue Bell, the daughter of a missionary surgeon. Graham was ordained to the ministry by a church in the Southern Baptist Convention in 1939. He was the Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Western Springs, Illinois from 1943-1945. In 1943, he took over the radio program Songs in the Night, a Sunday hour of sermonizing and gospel singing broadcast by a Chicago radio station. He was also Charter Vice President for Youth for Christ International in Chicago, Illinois from 1945-1950 and the President of Northwestern Schools from 1947-1952. In 1950, he founded the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in Minneapolis and began the weekly Hour of Decision radio program. Graham wrote numerous books including Peace with God, World Aflame, Just As I Am, The Reason for My Hope: Salvation, and Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well. He won several awards including the ECPA Platinum Book Award for Angels: God's Secret Agents, the ECPA Gold Book Award for The Holy Spirit, and the ECPA Gold Book Award for Approaching Hoofbeats: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. He was honored for his work on behalf of the welfare of children, his efforts to foster better understanding among all faiths, his contributions to race relations, and his contributions to the cause of freedom. He received numerous awards throughout his career including the Distinguished Service Medal from the Salvation Army, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1983, and the Congressional Gold Medal. He died on February 21, 2018 at the age of 99. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Angels: God's Secret Agents 2,387 copies, 14 reviews
Just As I Am 2,249 copies, 9 reviews
Peace with God 1,630 copies, 8 reviews
The Holy Spirit 1,193 copies, 7 reviews
Facing Death and the Life After 886 copies, 1 review
How to Be Born Again 826 copies, 1 review
The Secret of Happiness 811 copies, 4 reviews
Storm Warning 769 copies, 4 reviews
Answers to Life's Problems 661 copies, 3 reviews
Unto the Hills 587 copies, 1 review
World Aflame 586 copies, 4 reviews
Till Armageddon 496 copies, 1 review
The Reason for My Hope: Salvation 314 copies, 3 reviews
The Key to Personal Peace 208 copies, 2 reviews
My Answer 163 copies, 1 review
Led to Believe 57 copies
Living in Christ 53 copies, 1 review
Revival in our time 31 copies, 1 review
Wisdom for Each Day 26 copies, 2 reviews
Find Freedom 24 copies
The quotable Billy Graham (Author) 24 copies
Billy Graham: God's Ambassador 22 copies, 1 review
Amazing Grace 17 copies
The Cross 4 copies
The New Birth 3 copies
Crusade Songs 2 copies
Joy in Tribulation 2 copies, 1 review
The Home 1 copy
Jesus DVD 1 copy
O desafio 1 copy
The Unfinished Dream 1 copy, 1 review
The Value Of Your Soul 1 copy, 1 review
Gentle, Good and Faithful 1 copy, 1 review
How To Face Temptation 1 copy, 1 review
Excuses 1 copy
El cielo 1 copy
Who Is My Neighbor? 1 copy, 1 review
Resan 1 copy
The Hope of Salvation 1 copy, 1 review
What the Bible Is All About (Foreword, some editions) 1,828 copies, 8 reviews
Joni: An Unforgettable Story (Foreword, some editions) 1,644 copies, 9 reviews
Run Baby Run (Introduction) 759 copies, 9 reviews
Day by Day With Billy Graham (Author) 415 copies, 3 reviews
I found God in Soviet Russia (Introduction) 95 copies, 1 review
The Jesus Connection: To Triumph Over Anti-Semitism (Introduction, some editions) 74 copies, 1 review
In Their Name (Foreword) 55 copies
My Faith 15 copies
The need of the hour (Navbooklets) (Foreword, some editions) 8 copies
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William Franklin Graham Jr. (November 7, 1918 – February 21, 2018) was an American evangelist, a prominent evangelical Christian figure, and an ordained Southern Baptist minister who became well-known internationally in the late 1940s. One of his biographers has placed him "among the most influential Christian leaders" of the 20th century.

As a preacher, he held large indoor and outdoor rallies with sermons that were broadcast on radio and television; some were still being re-broadcast into the 21st century. In his six decades on television, Graham hosted annual "Crusades", evangelistic campaigns that ran from 1947 until his retirement in 2005. He also hosted the radio show Hour of Decision from 1950 to 1954. He repudiated racial segregation and insisted on racial integration for his revivals and crusades, starting in 1953; he also invited Martin Luther King Jr. to preach jointly at a revival in New York City in 1957. In addition to his religious aims, he helped shape the worldview of a huge number of people who came from different backgrounds, leading them to find a relationship between the Bible and contemporary secular viewpoints. According to his website, Graham preached to live audiences of 210 million people in more than 185 countries and territories through various meetings, including BMS World Mission and Global Mission.

Graham was a spiritual adviser to U.S. presidents, and he provided spiritual counsel for every president from Harry S. Truman (33rd) to Barack Obama (44th).

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