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2014-01-30 08:27:19

"Through My Father's Eyes" Coming Soon NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout much of the last century, the world has been captivated by the message of salvation delivered by Billy Graham. In his upcoming release Through My Father's Eyes (W Publishing Group, ISBN# 978-0-7852-2713-7, $24.99, date tbd), Franklin Graham is preparing to share a lifetime of personal memories, anecdotes, and lessons that he has learned from his father. The book has taken almost eight...

2010-05-21 12:28:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- For the week of May 23, 2010, Storm Warning by Billy Graham will be listed as the #31 hardcover nonfiction title on the New York Times Best Seller List. Completely revised and updated with a new foreword by Franklin Graham, Storm Warning by Billy Graham (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 978-0-8499-4813-8, $19.99, May 2010), examines the political and cultural problems facing America today compared with what is to come as revealed in the Bible. "For over seven...

2009-11-03 15:40:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Evangelist Billy Graham will celebrate his 91st birthday on Nov. 7, and is looking forward to visits over the weekend from several family members at his western North Carolina home to mark the occasion. "I've experienced God's gracious love in a personal way all these years," Mr. Graham said, pausing to reflect on life's blessings as he enters his tenth decade. "Today my heart is filled with gratitude to the Lord for all He has done for...

2008-06-30 15:02:26

By LIZ SIDOTI, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MONTREAT, N.C. John McCain met Sunday with evangelist Billy Graham and his son, Franklin, at the family's mountaintop retreat. The Republican presidential candidate, who is actively courting religious voters and trying to reassure skeptical conservatives, visited privately with the Grahams on the grounds of Little Piney Cove in the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina. "We had a very excellent conversation. I appreciated the opportunity to...

2007-06-14 18:10:09

By MIKE BAKER MONTREAT, N.C. - Ruth Graham, who surrendered dreams of missionary work in Tibet to marry a suitor who became the world's most renowned evangelist, died Thursday. She was 87. Graham died at 5:05 p.m. at her home at Little Piney Cove, surrounded by her husband and all their five children, said a statement released by Larry Ross, Billy Graham's spokesman. "Ruth was my life partner, and we were called by God as a team," Billy Graham said in a statement. "No one else could have...

2007-06-13 18:00:00

By MIKE BAKER RALEIGH, N.C. - Ruth Graham, the ailing wife of evangelist Billy Graham, fell into a coma Wednesday morning and appears to be close to death, a family spokesman said. "She appears to be entering the final stages of life," said Larry Ross, Graham's personal spokesman. The news came the same day Billy Graham said he and Ruth will be buried at the recently dedicated Billy Graham Library in Charlotte. In a statement, Graham said his 87-year-old wife, who has degenerative...

2006-12-13 21:00:05

By TIM WHITMIRE CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A family feud has broken out over where ailing evangelist Billy Graham and his equally frail wife, Ruth, will be buried. The couple had long been expected to place their graves at The Cove, a Bible training center near the Grahams' mountainside home at Montreat, but now those plans are uncertain. Mark DeMoss, a spokesman for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, acknowledged Wednesday that the family is now divided on the issue. He said the burial...

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