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  • A Prophet with Honor

  • The Billy Graham Story (Updated Edition)
  • By: William C. Martin
  • Narrated by: Maurice England
  • Length: 36 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 36

A Prophet with Honor is the biography Billy Graham himself invited and appreciated for its sympathetic but frank approach. Carefully documented, eminently fair, and gracefully written, it raises and answers key questions about Graham's character, contributions, and influence on the world religious scene. In this engaging and comprehensive book, William Martin gives readers a better understanding of the most successful evangelist in modern history, and the movement he led for over fifty years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Man of Integrity

  • By Ben Chapman on 05-06-18

A Man of Integrity

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Reviewed: 05-06-18

I started this book less than a week after Billy’s death, mostly just to get to know the man. Like anyone born in the last 50 years, I’ve always known about Billy Graham and heard about the wonder of his crusades, but I never really knew his story. Two things that really stand out to me about Billy:

First, the man was one of deep integrity. Learning about the measures he took to abstain from certain sins or to keep his marriage and his ministry clean from scandal or even a bad reputation was remarkable. Anything remotely fishy, he worked tirelessly to keep away from. That’s a huge encouragement to me and I’m thankful that the Lord preserved him in that way.

Second, I do not agree with Billy Graham on every theological point that he might have held, but every one of us could learn a thing or two from him on how to love others. He had this way of seeing and seeking the best in people, sinners though they were, and showing them an unconditional love without shunning them for their differences. He preached Jesus, and he did not budge on that, AND that did not keeping him from trying to persuade others with love. Something like that is very rare, this day and age.

William Martin has done an amazing work here. I cannot imagine the time and effort that goes into a project such as this. Over 800 pages (or 36 hours of an audiobook), telling the story of a man who was seemingly larger than life. One who had a deep conviction for preaching the simple gospel that Christ saves sinners. He was never above that. And he never seemed to take his eye off it.

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  • Holiness

  • By: J. C. Ryle
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 177

John Charles Ryle’s best known works have been reissued and widely read over many years. The fine qualities of his writings have ensured that his books are still popular and useful. This volume has become a classic work and is known and loved by many throughout the world. In days when evangelical preachers are accused of being either superficial or dull, we have here a great example of one who was neither of these things. As Bishop Ryle applies his texts, the listener will find his soul examined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heavenly Inspiration.

  • By slug69 on 10-08-12

"One of the Good Ones"

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Reviewed: 05-18-16

Now and then you stumble across a book and early into the first few chapters say to yourself, "Yes, this is one of the good ones. This is one that won't leave me soon." "Holiness" by J. C. Ryle is one of those books for me. Few things point us to Christ like deep, sound, biblical doctrine. Doctrine that glorifies and honors our King, Christ Jesus. For even a glimpse at some of those things, I highly recommend this book. The narrator was incredible as well. Before it was over I felt as though this might be how Ryle himself spoke. Great book all around.

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