I just read “Billy” an inspiring story of the life of Billy Graham that really glorifies God. Charles Templeton tells the story. He was one of the “greatest preacher” of his time. In the story a reporter tries to dig up dirt on Billy Graham by interviewing a man who parted company with Billy Graham and took the path of unbelief. One of the most inspiring truths from the story is that according to Templeton; Billy was never capable of greatness but at every turn some how the doors opened and God greatly used Billy. It is interesting to see how Billy’s simple faith gave him a very different life than the one that Templeton had with his doubt. I do not want to ruin the story for you but to see the story of Billy’s personal torment as he decides to believe and the way God worked in his life is inspiring. To see how Billy mocked evangelists and yet God saved him and put him in the ministry as an evangelist is exciting. Maybe the part of the story I most enjoyed was watching Billy’s dad gather with men around an old stump and pray for God to do a great work and call out someone to take the gospel message to the world. There Billy stands almost mocking God, his dad, preachers, and the gospel that will soon become so important in his life. I personally enjoyed the book very much. I think it is well written and makes it hard to put down. I was excited to watch God work and see how God used a man who never really sought the greatness that he was later afforded. Get the book and read it. I really think you will enjoy it!
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