By Roger A. Bruns
Billy Graham, the high-profile evangelist, writer, and founding father of the varied Billy Graham Evangelical organization, is now in his 80s. but his attractiveness is undiminished, because of new generations looking Christian non secular achievement. Graham is the megastar evangelist who has remained untainted by way of the monetary and intercourse scandals that experience plagued his evangelical friends. His movie-star seems to be, demeanour, and propriety have made him a task version, and feature introduced him into shut touch with strength. He has had a private dating with each president due to the fact that Dwight D. Eisenhower, serving as an unofficial White apartment chaplain and, to some degree, coverage consultant. This balanced biography covers Graham's lifestyles and paintings, his awesome accomplishments, and the criticisms he has endured.It is obvious that Graham could be remembered as a tireless crusader for his religion in renowned revivals around the globe. He has preached in approximately 2 hundred nations, drawing the biggest crowds for spiritual occasions in background, and made specific efforts to arrive audiences in Communist nations in Asia and the Soviet Union, which alienated fundamentalists.
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Communism was running rampant in Los Angeles and across the United States, fumed Graham. Only a religious revival, a war against the devil’s instrument, communism, could satisfy God’s judgment hand. It is not surprising that many left the tabernacle trembling. Many of the converted were undoubtedly frightened down the sawdust trail by such threats of divine retribution. The preacher was speaking to each and every one in that tabernacle, no matter where they sat, no matter how small they might have tried to make themselves in their seats.
Over 1,000 Chicagoland Youth for Christ members saw them off at the airport. As Graham, Johnson, and Templeton kneeled on the tarmac in prayer, photographers snapped photos. ” En route to England, the tour group became stranded by weather overnight at a Newfoundland air force base. The base’s social director, spying this extraordinary group dressed in excessively colorful garb, assumed they were a vaudeville act. Torrey Johnson, ever eager for an audience, did not disabuse him of that notion. The officer invited the group to appear before his troops.
2. html. 3. , 14 August 1985. 4. Torrey Johnson, interview by Robert Shuster, 13 February 1984. 5. ” 6. , November 1949. 7. Los Angeles Times, 14 November 1949. 8. Graham, Revival in Our Time, pp. 133–39. 9. Los Angeles Daily News, 30 September 1949. Chapter 5 A REVIVALIST HERITAGE: THE GREAT AWAKENING TO BILLY SUNDAY Revivalism was rooted in the country’s religious and emotional fiber even before the American Revolution. Gospel preachers, infused with a calling to spread the biblical word, carried little more on their mules and horses than their few belongings and small tents as they traveled the backwoods, clearing spots for camp meetings.
Billy Graham: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) by Roger A. Bruns