This is the definitive tribute to the life and legacy of Ruth and Billy Graham. Endorsed by the family and with a foreword by daughter Gigi Graham, it contains many photos and personal stories that have not been published before. The book release will coincide with Billy's 95th birthday. Billy Graham has preached the Gospel to more people in live audiences than anyone else in history - nearly 215 million people in more than 185 countries and territories. Hundreds of millions more have been reached through television, video, film, and webcasts. But behind this exceptional man, there was an equally exceptional woman. This new biography of Billy and Ruth Graham, endorsed by Billy himself and with a foreword by his daughter Gigi, focuses on the 10 core values that were foundational to the Graham ministry, and illuminates the quiet and impactful ministry of Ruth. The book contains many photos and personal stories that have not been published before. Billy Graham has received numerous awards and recognitions including Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) for his international contribution to civic and religious life, as well as the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Freedom Award for contributions to the cause of freedom; the Congressional Gold Medal and the Templeton Foundation Prize for Progress in Religion. Billy is regularly listed by Gallup as one of the "Ten Most Admired Men in the World' and has appeared on the covers of Time, Newsweek, Life, and numerous other magazines and has been the subject of many newspaper and magazine feature articles and books. Billy Graham has three daughters, two sons, 19 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. He lives in the mountains of western North Carolina.
"Given the familiarity of the couple, this book could have been predictable. Yet it offers plenty of surprises. Nuesch has made a compelling case that Ruth and Billy's legacy as a couple surpasses even their individual legacies, formidable though they are. Ruth and Billy Graham makes a worthy contribution to our understanding of modern evangelicalism's first family." -- Christianity Today 20140701 "Hanspeter spent hundreds of hours researching my family. He gathered every book and article ever written about or by my family. He acquired any piece of information he could get his hands on - books, papers, letters, and articles I had never even seen or knew existed. At times I had to laugh because he seemed to know more about me and my family than I did... Hanspeter's focused enthusiasm and obedience to what he felt God called him to do have paid off. This book is the finished product." -- Gigi Graham (in her Foreword)