Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Billy Graham in Quotes by Franklin Graham and Donna Lee Toney

The book Billy Graham in Quotes is a great reference book authored by his son Franklin Graham and Donna Lee Toney. Billy Graham used the Bible as the source for his ideas and preaching, and that shows forth through the quotes which were chosen for this anthology. The quotes are organized by topic into chapters relating to one idea/theme relating to life, ranging from work to religion to the Bible to children, and etc. These quotes were taken from his writings from the 1940’s to 2010.

I’d classify this book as a reference book. It is very well-organized to help the reader find Graham’s quotes/thoughts in a specific area of life very easily. It’s not a “read it through” type of book, but rather one to refer to, whether to find a quote to illustrate a sermon or paper or just to use in an encouraging fashion. They are referenced in the back to show where each quote was taken from.

I did like this book, full of countless quotes from a great Christian example. I found myself flipping back and forth to the reference section in the back to see the dates/source of different quotes. I think I would have preferred at least the date to accompany the quote, and some of the quotes left me wishing to have read them in context rather than just solo.

I’d recommend this book to someone who uses little snippets (quotes) on a regular basis. It’s not necessarily a book that I’d use in my day-to-day life, but I imagine others might.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review.

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