Monday, August 19, 2013

Billy Graham in Quotes Book Review

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 About the Book
A note from Franklin Graham: "My father, Billy Graham, is known for speaking out about the one and only thing that matters in this world: the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. He remembers the call of God seven decades ago to preach the Word of God to all those who would listen about salvation that comes only through Christ. He took this high calling with seriousness and boldness in obedience to God and once said, 'I will travel anywhere in the world to preach if there are no strings on what I am to say.'
"My father has always prayed that his words would reflect God’s standard of truth as the basis to claim, 'I have given them Your word' (John 17:14). In this book, I believe you will see that he has faithfully spoken God’s Word that quenches the thirst of those seeking to draw from the wellsprings of Life. It is highly meaningful to see these statements now collected in one volume."
Drawn from an unparelleled collection of both personal and published works, Billy Graham provides input on more than one hundred topics, such as suffering, joy, money, addictions, peace, and many more. (Booksneeze)

My Review
Billy Graham in Quotes by Franklin Graham with Donna Lee Toney is a book I knew I would like. I LOVE quotes, anything and everything to do with quotes. At my old job I would look up certain quotes and make "quote of the day" and "quote of the month". I like them because other people are so much better at putting a thought process into words. I love verses as well, but quotes have I have always enjoyed. That being said, I LOVE how this book is set up and organized. It's not just a bunch of quotes thrown together- thank goodness. Each quote is separated into a different topic such as: marriage, joy, abortion, peace, money, addiction, etc. There is also an index where you can look up quotes under a certain topic. Depending on the day you can flip to the topic you need and there are your quotes. One of my favorite sections is marriage. 
Taken from the book:

"The Bible stresses that marriage ideally should be a picture or a reflection of Christ's love for His people".

"Marriage is not a reform school... Instead of you reforming [your spouse], [he or she] will instead influence you".

Each sections starts with a Bible verse too. 

"We are accountable to [God] for the way we use our time". 

I mean there are so many good quotes, some better than others. In any case, if you like quotes in any amount you should pick up this book. 

"I received this book from Booksneeze for free in exchange for an honest review".