The Final Chapter From Billy Graham
While his earthly vision dims, the glory of heaven is illuminated as Billy Graham, the beloved evangelist, shares from his past, and his present, the reality of eternity.Read more...
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The Final Chapter From Billy Graham
While his earthly vision dims, the glory of heaven is illuminated as Billy Graham, the beloved evangelist, shares from his past, and his present, the reality of eternity.
Although Billy Graham may no longer preach from the stadiums of the world, in this book you will sense his heart still beats strong with the resounding assurance that he will spend eternity with Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. In Where I Am, Mr. Graham invites and strongly encourages all of us to contemplate our eternal hope.
When asked, "Where is Heaven?" Mr. Graham has wisely replied, "Heaven is where Jesus Christ is, and I'm going to Him soon."
The greatest promise ever given to the human race came from the lips of our Redeemer when Jesus said, "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me...I go to prepare a place for you...I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also" (John 14:1-3). Just after his ninety-fifth birthday, Mr. Graham proclaimed with resolve, "When I die, tell others that I've gone to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ--that's where I am."
As our nation and world travail in the midst of political, economic, and cultural uncertainties, we can find comfort in the hope that comes from the unchanging truth of God's Word. Whether talking with a US president, a world leader, or the common man or being interviewed on network television, Billy Graham has always begun his answers with "The Bible says..."
In Where I Am, Mr. Graham shares what the Bible has to say about eternity from all of its sixty-six books; messages of truth, warning, love, and the certainty of the future, all gleaned by a man who would like to be remembered solely as a preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Each short chapter examines the reality that each of us chooses where to spend life after death: Heaven or Hell. From the Old Testament writer who composed "Show me Your ways, O Lord" (Psalm 25:4) to the New Testament writer who penned the words of Jesus, "Whoever believes in Me] should not perish" (John 3:16), there is hope for anyone who puts his or her faith and trust in the One who gives us the promise, "Where I am, there you may be also" (14:3).
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-08-24
- Reviewer: Staff
Now in his 97th year, preacher and evangelist Graham invites readers to follow the "Gospel Plan of Salvation" (a different sort of direction-providing GPS) to the "ultimate destination... Heavenfound in Jesus Christ." Chapter titles such as "Power Forever: Choose or Lose (Joshua)" and "Praise Eternal: Suffering or Singing (Romans)" support Graham's assertion that there "are only two kinds of people: the saved and the unsaved." Urging readers to decide now where they want to spend eternity, he begs, "Please do not close this book until you open your heart to Him." Graham fears for Christians who focus on social justice issues rather than their personal salvation: "Don't think that just because you feed people and give money to the needy, you will earn eternal life." In chapters that read like sermons, Graham evokes biblical authority with his trademark "the Bible says," interspersing stories from scripture alongside reminiscences from his lengthy global ministries, working with such notable Christians as Chiang Kai-Shek and Pat Nixon. In the moving final chapter of what may be his last book, Graham's reflections on "when the Lord calls me home" proclaim his steadfast faith in the gospel message he has preached. (Sept.)