Igniting the Fire : The Movements and Mentors Who Shaped Billy Graham
Overview - Everyone knows Billy Graham. . .but who knows what propelled him to world prominence as the greatest evangelist of his time? Find out in "Igniting the Fire. "This brand-new biography focuses on Graham s formative years, from his boyhood through college, to his bursting onto the national scene in 1949. Read more...
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Everyone knows Billy Graham. . .but who knows what propelled him to world prominence as the greatest evangelist of his time? Find out in "Igniting the Fire. "This brand-new biography focuses on Graham s formative years, from his boyhood through college, to his bursting onto the national scene in 1949. Author Jake Hanson, like Graham a graduate of Wheaton College, has drawn upon scores of original documents and new interviews to detail the environment, the movements, and the mentors that created Billy Graham s passion to spread the Gospel. You ll see how God, in His sovereign wisdom, brings unique influences to bear to accomplish His will.
- ISBN-13: 9781630584481
- ISBN-10: 1630584487
- Publisher: Shiloh Run Press
- Publish Date: January 2015
- Page Count: 256
- Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds
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Before Billy Graham was filling stadiums and preaching to millions, he was a North Carolina farm boy with little interest in religion. All that changed one November night in 1934 when the 15-year-old Graham recommitted his life to Jesus at a local revival service. Drawing deeply on letters and other writings and on new interviews, Hanson traces the forces that shaped Graham’s life in this straightforward account of the evangelist’s formative years. Focusing on the evangelistic environments of the Florida Bible Institute and Wheaton College, the many mentors in Graham’s life, and Graham’s energetic and relentless pursuit of holiness, Hanson chronicles the ways that each of these sources kindled Graham’s flame for reaching others for Jesus. For example, John Minder, dean at the Florida Bible Institute, taught Graham a lesson about preaching that Graham embraced for the rest of his life: know your subject, believe your message, preach with conviction. Hanson’s book offers the portrait of the preacher as a young man, though it reads like a long college paper. (Jan.)