Billy Graham by Deborah Hart Strober
A Narrative and Oral Biography

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How did a farm boy from Charlotte, North Carolina, become one of America’s most influential preachers and revered evangelists? This compelling oral biography —written by noted historians and longtime friends Graham Deborah H. Strober and Gerald S. Strober —traces Billy Graham’s early life from milking cows on the family farm to his religious training, his marriage to Ruth Bell, his work with Youth for Christ, and other milestones on his path to becoming the “pastor to the presidents.”  This insightful and intimate portrait of a man who became a legend to millions of believers around the world draws on extensive archival material as well as many firsthand interviews with family, friends, political and religious leaders, and other close associates. The book not only explores Graham’s remarkable career but highlights his many significant contributions on both the national and international scene. Readers will learn of the development of Graham’s theology and its bearing on social issues as well as the importance of his work to the lives of Christians and non-Christians around the world.



About Deborah Hart Strober

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Deborah Hart Strober and Gerald S. Strober are the authors of previous oral histories of Queen Elizabeth II, and the Kennedy, Nixon, and Reagan presidencies. Their most recent book is His Holiness the Dalai Lama: The Oral Biography from John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published July 18, 2006 by Jossey-Bass. 192 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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The essence of this new religion -- although the authors do not always call it that -- is conservatism: God, America, punishment of sinners (political as well as moral), rewarding of the virtuous (at both levels), A religion, in other words, curiously like that of the ancient Hebrews, with Americ...

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Graham fans will discover few surprises, and some may find the anecdotes repetitive and treacly, but many will enjoy the contributors' warm personal appreciation of Graham's life and work.

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