On the Lived Theology Reading List: One Soul at a Time

One Soul at a Time: The Story of Billy Graham, by Grant WackerThe Story of Billy Graham

In One Soul at a Time: The Story of Billy Graham, Grant Wacker records the story of one of the most influential voices in the Christian world. Billy Graham was a hugely successful preacher for more than five decades, and nearly 215 million people around the world heard him preach in person or through live electronic media. While he remained orthodox over the course of his career, over time his approach on many issues became more irenic and progressive, and his preaching continued to resonate. For many people, Graham was less a preacher than a Protestant saint.

Wacker conducted personal interviews, engaged in archival research, and gathered never-before-published photographs from the Graham family and others to tell the remarkable story of one of the most celebrated Christians in American history.

Reviews and endorsements of the publication include:

“A beautifully crafted, eloquent, and deeply illuminating account of Billy Graham’s unparalleled evangelistic career, penned by one of the most eminent American religious historians of our time.”R. Marie Griffith, John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics

“When I hear the word ‘evangelist,’ the first face I imagine is always that of Billy Graham. And when I think of careful analysis of Graham’s monumental reshaping of the world religious landscape, the only name I can imagine is that of renowned historian Grant Wacker.”—Russell Moore, author of The Storm-Tossed Family

“This fast-paced biography cuts through Billy Graham mythology to reveal who the great evangelist really was as a human individual.”—Molly Worthen, author of Apostles of Reason

“Grant Wacker is the finest Billy Graham scholar in the world today. . . . A must read for anyone interested in the amazing story of evangelical revivals in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.”—Harry S. Stout,Yale University

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