Rev. Billy Graham, America's Most Famous Preacher, Turns 93

Monday, 07 Nov 2011 12:05 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

RALEIGH, N.C. — As the Rev. Billy Graham approached his 93rd birthday, America's most famous Christian evangelist was reflecting on his mortality and offering perspective for the country's aging population.

Graham planned to mark his birthday Monday at home in North Carolina. The date comes just as Graham has published his 30th book, "Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well," which contains reflections on life, no-nonsense advice about the need for financial planning as people age and the Christian view of death.

Graham has stepped away from active public ministry in recent years, but the former confidante to presidents remains tremendously popular.

Grant Wacker, a professor at Duke Divinity School, says Graham remains popular both with evangelical Christians and the broader public partly because of his ability to grow and address new questions throughout life.

Editor's Note: To get the Rev. Billy Graham's book "Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well" at a good price — Go Here Now.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Jimmy Carter: I Would Have Beaten Reagan if I Was More 'Manly'

Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014 19:18 PM

Former President Jimmy Carter, who turned 90 Wednesday, says he would have been beaten Ronald Reagan and been re-elected . . .

Somali Jailed for 30 Years Over Christmas Bomb Plot

Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014 17:48 PM

A court jailed a Somali-U.S. man for 30 years on Wednesday for plotting to blow up a crowded Christmas tree ceremony att . . .

Rep. Blackburn: DEA Official Accused Me of 'Supporting Criminals'

Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014 16:56 PM

Rep. Marsha Blackburn says a Drug Enforcement Administration official accused her and a colleague of supporting crimina . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved