Billy Graham continues to impact the world with his charismatic teachings and profound commitment to Christianity, despite his death in February 2018 at age 99. Three new books publishing this fall will explore the life, work, and influence of the Southern Baptist minister from North Carolina—as told by two of his daughters and a historian of American religion. The new releases join a long list of books by and about Graham, who served as a spiritual adviser to presidents from Truman to Obama, and his role as a publishing powerhouse appears to have no end in sight.
Forgiving My Father, Forgiving Myself
The third child of Billy and Ruth Graham, Graham reflects on personal struggles with forgiveness as a result of her father’s absences during her childhood as well as her numerous failed marriages. Graham points to biblical examples to argue that forgiveness is a life-long process and one that “is not only freeing but transformative,” she writes in the book.
Jesus in Me: Experiencing the Holy Spirit as a Constant Companion
From her father’s influence to her most recent cancer diagnosis, Lotz, the second-eldest child of Billy Graham, describes her understanding of the characteristics of God and the comfort faith can bring in this new work. The founder of AnGeL Ministries combines personal stories with biblical insights to explore the role God has played in her life.
Historian of American religion and retired professor at Duke Divinity School, Wacker (America’s Pastor) draws on decades of research as well as personal interviews and never-before-published photographs from the Graham family to detail the life of the preacher and his approach to the gospel. The biography includes Graham’s early days on his family's farm as well as his life as an itinerant preacher, crusade leader, and presidential adviser, according to the publisher.