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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) — biography from Angels: God's Secret Agents… (more)
Angels: God's Secret Agents 2,622 copies, 16 reviews
Just As I Am 2,490 copies, 9 reviews
Peace with God 1,790 copies, 8 reviews
The Holy Spirit 1,309 copies, 7 reviews
Facing Death and the Life After 980 copies, 3 reviews
How to Be Born Again 909 copies, 1 review
The Secret of Happiness 908 copies, 4 reviews
Storm Warning 858 copies, 4 reviews
Answers to Life's Problems 740 copies, 2 reviews
Unto the Hills 656 copies, 1 review
World Aflame 645 copies, 4 reviews
Till Armageddon 546 copies, 2 reviews
The Reason for My Hope: Salvation 375 copies, 3 reviews
The Key to Personal Peace 239 copies, 2 reviews
Crusader Hymns and Hymn Stories 215 copies, 1 review
My Answer 176 copies, 1 review
Led to Believe 67 copies
Living in Christ 58 copies, 1 review
The seven deadly sins 47 copies, 1 review
Revival in our time 34 copies, 1 review
Wisdom for Each Day 32 copies, 2 reviews
Find Freedom 27 copies
The quotable Billy Graham (Author) 25 copies
Billy Graham: God's Ambassador 23 copies, 1 review
The Christ centered home 23 copies, 1 review
Amazing Grace 20 copies
You His Witness 10 copies
Calling youth to Christ 6 copies, 1 review
The Cross 4 copies
The New Birth 3 copies
Joy in Tribulation 2 copies, 1 review
Crusade Songs 2 copies
Jesus DVD 1 copy
The Home 1 copy
O desafio 1 copy
The Unfinished Dream 1 copy, 1 review
Excuses 1 copy
How To Face Temptation 1 copy, 1 review
El cielo 1 copy
The Value Of Your Soul 1 copy, 1 review
Gentle, Good and Faithful 1 copy, 1 review
Who Is My Neighbor? 1 copy, 1 review
Resan 1 copy
The Hope of Salvation 1 copy, 1 review
The Hiding Place (Foreword, some editions) 9,626 copies, 144 reviews
What the Bible Is All About (Foreword, some editions) 1,992 copies, 10 reviews
Joni: An Unforgettable Story (Foreword, some editions) 1,834 copies, 10 reviews
Run Baby Run (Introduction) 814 copies, 10 reviews
More Stories for the Heart: The Second Collection (Contributor) 566 copies, 1 review
Day by Day With Billy Graham 457 copies, 3 reviews
Christ in Easter: A Family Celebration of Holy Week (Author, some editions) 148 copies
I found God in Soviet Russia (Introduction) 103 copies, 1 review
The Jesus Connection: To Triumph Over Anti-Semitism (Introduction, some editions) 80 copies, 1 review
In Their Name (Foreword) 61 copies
My Faith 15 copies
The need of the hour (Navbooklets) (Foreword, some editions) 9 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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