For more than five decades, Billy Graham (1918 to 2018) ranked as one of the most influential voices in the Christian world. Nearly 215 million people around the world heard him preach in person or through live electronic media, almost certainly more than any other person.
For millions, Graham was less a preacher than a Protestant saint. While remaining orthodox at the core, over time, his approach on many issues became more irenic and progressive. And his preaching continued to resonate, propelled by his powerful promise of a second chance.
Drawing on decades of research on Billy Graham and American evangelicalism, Grant Wacker has marshaled personal interviews, archival research, and never-before-published material from the Graham family and others to tell the remarkable story of one of the most celebrated Christians in American history.
Where Wacker’s previous work on Graham America’s Pastor focused on the preacher’s relation to the nation’s culture, whereas One Soul at a Time offers a sweeping, easy-to-listen narrative of the life of the man himself.