GOOD READS recommended by Kathy Merkel.
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This month's Good Read selections are both written by the same author whose name is easily recognized by millions around the world. His commitment to Jesus Christ was deeply inspiring and his words always reflected his deep faith and commitment to the Great Commission of sharing the Gospel message of salvation - the Reverend Billy Graham.
JUST AS I AM by Billy Graham is the autobiography of his life. Rev. Graham looks back at his upbringing, his calling, and the various aspects of his ministry for Christ. He expresses this reflection about his life: “I have often said that the first thing I am going to do when I get to Heaven is to ask, ‘Why did You choose a farmboy from North Carolina to preach to so many people, to have such a wonderful team of associates, and to have a part in what You were doing in the latter half of the twentieth century?’ I have thought about that question a great deal, but know also that only God knows the answer.”
God calls you to serve Him in the sphere of influence where He has placed you. God does not make mistakes and has a perfect and powerful plan for your life. Billy and Ruth Graham’s lives were full of challenges in many areas. Take time to get to know the heartbeat of Billy Graham better. May God challenge you in your walk with Him and the service He has called you to!
NEARING HOME – LIFE, FAITH, AND FINSIHING WELL by Billy Graham is a book that he wrote in his 90s. In addition to gleaning foundational truths of Scripture as he aged and walked with Christ, Rev. Graham also considered the joys of being in his Savior’s presence. “When granted many years of life, growing old in age is natural, but growing old with grace is a choice. Growing older with grace is possible for all who will set their hearts and minds on the Giver of grace, the Lord Jesus Christ.” Whether you are 16, 30, 50, or 80 plus, there are lessons to ponder and apply to your life from the reflections that Rev. Graham shares in NEARING HOME.