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This site is like Ruthe,
the heroine of my novel,
Ruthe's Secret Roses
Ruthe is . . .
intimate with God,
prays a lot,
a bleeding heart for the hurting,
a big sister,
has creative ideas,
likes to give
loyal to friends,
dreams of love and
dreams of writing a book
goes the extra mile
So this site offers;
good books to read!
help to become Friends with Jesus,
The One Ideal Real Friend
a cure for loneliness
An Older Sister's Coping Secret
how to pray Panic Prayers,
how to grow in faith
how to share your faith
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A Book I can Highly Recommend
Just as I Am
by Billy Graham
ISBN # 006 063 0633875 (cloth)
or, ISBN # 006 063 3921 (paper)
Reading this book, I had a strong spiritual sense of recognizing God's Elijah, or John the Baptist,
for our generation. Billy Graham himself cannot explain why God should give him power to preach to
thousands, with such effective results in souls saved through simple faith in Jesus Christ. He is
especially endowed with a gift of the Holy Spirit to accomplish this work, and enough years have
passed to get a good overview, even though he is still active in preaching at large crusades and the
many evangelistic arms of his Association are going strong. I really have the feeling that God sent
this man so that the world might know the gospel before the end of the Church age. In a way it is
indicative of the coming of the end.
Another thing that I can take away from this reading, is how Dr. Graham used his fame and influence
to befriend presidents and royalty and in those private moments in their own homes, he witnessed to
them and made sure they knew the gospel plainly. When the time seemed right, he even confronted them
about their need to make a confession of their faith in Christ. This happened also with movie stars
and television celebrities, and rulers of communist countries. I stand in awe. People that I thought
were next to impossible to witness to had opportunities and were willing to hear Billy Graham share
the gospel. How I rejoiced to discover that he did and does make it a point to share the gospel the
first time he meets such people, if it is at all possible to introduce the subject, because he never
knows if he'll see them again. Truly, all Christians should be witnessing in this manner. What a
fine example God has given us in this man.
But throughout the book, written in his voice, I hear a humble man who admits that he is quite
ordinary, and human like the rest of us. He is frank about his blunders and errors and wishes that
he had spent more time with his family.
I had heard before that his wife, Ruth had made it her ministry to raise the children and uphold
Billy continually in prayer. In this telling, I could see that he owes her tremendously for all
that. Without Ruth, Billy could not have done all he did - even with such a dramatic spiritual
That he has such a faithful and talented group of associates to help with the crusades and cover
all the other aspects for which he does not have spiritual gifts is another marvel of our Great
Lord, the Head of His Church. I have come away with deeper respect for how wonderfully Christ leads
and operates through His Body, the Church. This is a story of one of the more prominent men He has
used. Some day in Heaven, we'll know the stories of all the obscure parts of His Body and how
marvellously He worked through them behind the scenes too. Wow, I look forward to those revealings!
Such stories inspire me to worship God.
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