We all know how the story ends but how did it begin? Before he became a household name, and America's Pastor, he was simply known as Billy. When he wasn't playing baseball, he was discovering his love for Christian ministry. His best friend, Charles Templeton, was already on track to be a highly successful evangelist and the two young men began strategizing on how to win the world for Christ. That plan takes a drastic turn, however, when Templeton deserts the faith and becomes an atheist. The impact of this decision on a young Billy Graham is immeasurable and agonizing. Charles would later become the great intellectual architect for agnosticism and atheism. Billy would become the single greatest messenger for the Christian Gospel. It is one of the great untold dramas between friends - Atheism vs Christianity, betrayal and hope.
I'm not sure what I expected with this book, but it turned out to be more than I could hoped for. It was very well written and had more information about Billy's life and his wonderful wife ruth then I think you could get from 10 books. I found myself cheering for Billy at times I'm feeling bad for Billy at other times. You will not be disappointed in this book, I think you will be amazed, humbled... Read more
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