Monday, 15 August 2011
Billy Graham in Quotes!
Billy Graham in Quotes!
Hey all its been a while! I've been away at faith camp Im glad to be back and to tell you about the latest book i'm reading 'Billy Graham in Quotes!' This book is Brilliant! Its a book of Quotes from the great evangelist Billy Graham! It is like a refence book and is set out in topics alphabetically! It will say billy graham on ..... forgiveness for example and then will have a few pages of his quotes on that topic! There are 107 topics altogether that he covers and it is so easy to read! Its really handy that its in alphabetical order, it would be great for people who are studing a particular topic, people who speak publicly or write or just for each of us everyday when we are struggling with a particular problem and want some wisdom on the subject. I found myself encouraged, built up, hopeful, spoken to, becoming thoughtful, re-ordering my priorities and a developing hunger for more of God through reading this book, it made me take a closer look at my life and what it should be. It is great to learn from someone who is older and wiser than me. I love that we can learn from one another in the church, that we don't have to struggle along there are people who have a wealth of experience and have had so many experiences and encounters with God who can help us and guide us and impart some wisdom they have learnt along the way. billy Graham definately has that, you can see through this book that he is a wise man but also a humble one who has achieved great things. This book is a great tribute to his great ministry and I feel better for reading this book.
Heres a tiny taster, the book is 433 pages long so this is only a tiny taster but is just a few quotes that stood out to me:
Billy Graham on........
End Times... "In the end there will be people who did the work of the Lord. They were busy in the church. They had done many wonderful works. But Jesus himself says 'I never knew you' Matt 7:23
Glorifying God..... " We glorify Christ when we live for God-trusting, loving and obeying him"
God.... "Most of us know about God, but that is quite different from knowing God" and "The wheels of (God's) mercy and judgement move quietly and silently, but they do move"
Greed....."Envy and greed starve on a diet of thanksgiving"
Hell....." A seminary professor I once knew told his students ' Never preach about hell without tears in your eyes"
Marraige.... " I have been asked the question, " who do you go to for counsel, for spiritual guidance?" My answer " My wife Ruth. She is the only one i completely confide in"
Success..... " A true servant of God is someone who helps another succeed"
Suffering.... " The bible teaches that we are to be patient in suffering. Tears become telescopes to heaven, bringing eternity a little closer"
These are just a tiny few of the quotes that inspired me there are hundreds more this book is truly a fantastic one, one that i will treasure in my book collection and keep and refer to for the rest of my life! Thanks for reading my blog! God bless you!
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