The Reason for My Hope: SalvationBilly Graham
Who would refuse rescue? This is the question Billy Graham asks throughout The Reason for My Hope: Salvation. The answer is sometimes surprising - there are actually people who refuse to be saved, even if they are in a hopeless situation. Why? Each chapter draws the reader i... Read More
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As Graham has expressed for decades, his purpose is to engage readers in considering their lives in light of the here and now and the hereafter. This book gives true accounts of those who have refused to be saved, causing us to ask what we think and how we would respond to similar experiences, ultimately bringing us to life’s most important question.
In The Reason for My Hope, Graham presents the core message that has guided his life and calling for more than 70 years. Filled with new stories and timeless truth, he once again calls the world back to its spiritual priority as only he can.
Page Count: 224
- Product type: Book
- Format: Hardcover
- Release Date: Oct 15, 2013
- UPC: 9780849947612
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 224
- Publish Date: Oct 22, 2013
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL012040"
- ISBN: 0849947618
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- “The Reason for My Hope: Salvation” by Billy Graham by tickmenot on 1/10/2014
Billy Graham very clearly writes how belief in Jesus has given him peace, even in the midst of a society that is seemingly crumbling around us. This book gives many examples from life today: the scary, empty things that preoccupy life in our culture or the instances of tragic happenings that have become so prevalent that they are almost common place. He notes that even non-religious writers and news casters have commented that our world seems to be “going crazy.”
Dr. Graham ponders why our society pays so much money for movies and entertainment that frightens us and leaves us feeling hollow, yet rejects the good news of Christianity that offers hope, peace and a wonderful future. He has a very real concern for all people who are not followers of Christ, for he believes the end times the Bible refers to are fast approaching. Billy Graham wants everyone to receive the free gift of salvation by following Jesus, along with the peace and heavenly rewards that go with that decision.
This book also includes Dr. Graham’s testimony of his complete belief in God, and how his life has been the richer for it. The importance of faith is stressed, and Billy Graham talks about his own. He also stresses that all the religions of the world have a place that their religious founder is buried, all accept for Christianity. There is no burial plot for Jesus because he did not stay buried, but rose to life again. Jesus’ empty tomb offers proof of eternal life to all who will believe.
The last chapter is devoted to what it means to be a Christian. Dr. Graham explains that becoming a believer in Christ involves commitment. He emphasizes that one must “count the cost” when making the decision to follow Jesus Christ. At the end, an example is given of the type of prayer to say if one wants to make the commitment, and follow Christ.
Enjoy this five star book! Dr. Graham has poured his heart into it, and is genuinely concerned for every person on this planet. It is geared for everyone, is very readable and I highly recommend it.
The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through Thomas Nelson Publishing for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner. Despite my receiving the book free, it has not influenced my judgment, and I have given an honest opinion.