Ruth, a portrait : the story of Ruth Bell Graham / by Patricia Cornwell.
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- ISBN: 9780307765147 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 0307765148 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (286 pages) : illustrations
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 
- Copyright: ©1997
|General Note:|| "A Galilee book."
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Summary, etc.:|| A biography of Ruth Bell Graham, wife of evangelist Billy Graham, discussing her childhood in China as the daughter of medical missionaries, her contribution to her husband's work, and her efforts to keep their home and family life intact.
|Source of Description Note:|| Description based on print version record.
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Graham, Billy, 1918-
- Baker & Taylor
The highly popular, Edgar Award-winning author of
All That Remains traces the life of her long-standing friend, the wife of evangelist preacher Billy Graham, shedding light on Ruth Graham's remarkable experiences, qualities, and family life. Reprint.
- Random House, Inc.
Ruth Bell Graham is known as the wife of evangelist Billy Graham. It was Ruth who influenced Billy, as his most trusted life-partner. In Ruth, a Portrait, we meet this fascinating and remarkable woman. Brimming with anecdotes, this is a breathtaking journey, with stops at many of this century's epoch-making events.
The childhood years of the future Mrs. Billy Graham were spent light-years away--in the China of the 1920s and 1930s. The daughter of medical missionaries, she and her family were caught in a crucible of unspeakable hardship; in addition to pestilence and plague, there was the unstable political and military turmoil surrounding the Nationalist government, the Communists, and the Japanese invaders. These hazardous realities shaped Ruth Bell and her family, a family inured to difficulties, but buoyed up by their deep belief in God's abiding will.
Virtually raised by the Grahams, the author is a repository of Ruth Bell Graham's stories and has seen firsthand the spirit of this courageous woman. Patricia Cornwell not only gives readers a full, rounded, and intimate portrait of Ruth Bell Graham, but also insight into the life of the Graham family and particularly Billy Graham.
From the Trade Paperback edition.