Friday, July 16, 2010

Billy Graham, His Life and Influence by David Aikman

I just finished reading Billy Graham, His Life and Influence by David Aikman last night.

This is a thoughtful book that looks at Billy Graham's ministry critically - Aikman gives a thorough look at Graham's views, thoughts, and statements throughout the years.

I enjoyed this book as it helped me better understand the world I live in today - thanks to the background about Communism, the Cold War, our Presidents (Truman-Bush), and other pressing social matters - as well as helped me to feel like I understand Graham (a past president of my alma mater!) a bit more.

I also enjoyed the way this book didn't seem to "pick sides" when explaining remarks or statements Graham made. While not necessarily written from a Christian view-point, this book makes a clear case for the gospel without being a "turn off" for someone who is not a believer in Jesus Christ but is interested in America's Pastor Billy Graham.

I would recommend this book to Christians and non-Christians alike - to anyone who is interested in Billy Graham's life and/or ministry.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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