Billy Graham - Where I Am: Heaven, Eternity, And Our Life Beyond
Thomas Nelson 267 pages £9.99 ISBN 2 370000 240453
Billy Graham hardly needs an introduction or a recommendation from me. This book is a reflection on eternity, and it draws from decades of Graham’s meditations and sermons.
There is a unique combination of the strangely familiar and the fresh. The format is fresh; Graham takes a brisk walk though every book of the Bible to see what the whole book says about his subject. At first sight this seems like a recipe for a ponderous plod through Scripture. As it happens Graham uses such a light touch that he manages to land a foot or two on every section of the biblical journey, extracting something distinctive from each section.
The content is classic Billy Graham. In this book we have simple observations on Scripture, well told stories, references to current events and world history, personal application, and a well-developed instinct for finding evangelistic opportunities in unexpected places.
We are also reminded of some of the world leaders Graham has rubbed shoulders with over the decades. While some – the Nixons for example – are controversial, it is impressive that Graham has maintained friendship and integrity in these encounters.
John Woods is pastor of Lancing Tabernacle