Prophet with Honour: Billy Graham Story by William Martin
Today, past 70, Billy Graham is preaching to some of the largest crowds of his career. Five decades ago, the dairy farmer's son from North Carolina began his crusade to "tell what the Bible says". Tall, broad-shouldered and square-jawed he was the Kirk Douglas of the evangelical movement. Critics have attacked him for an emotional simplicity of interpretation and of a mass-production approach to gaining converts. He fawned to Eisenhower, was branded "Nixon's Pope" and has managed to tailor his religious right wing views to successive presidents. But no financial or sexual scandals are attached to Graham. He gave measured support to civil rights and also took God to the "evil empire". This is his biography.