Ruth, A Portrait: The Story Of Ruth Bell Graham

Paperback | October 20, 1998

byPatricia Cornwell

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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.

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Written by bestselling author Patricia Cornwell, this warm yet revealing biography of a Ruth Bell Graham gives readers a full, rounded, and intimate portrait. 18 illustrations.

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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 o...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.2 × 5.6 × 0.6 inPublished:October 20, 1998Publisher:The Crown Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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Written by bestselling author Patricia Cornwell, this warm yet revealing biography of a Ruth Bell Graham gives readers a full, rounded, and intimate portrait. 18 illustrations.

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"One of our foremost women writers."-"The Guardian "A magisterial reminder of thelimitless powers of the storyteller...Leisurely and mischievous."-"The New Yorker "A novelist...who will have done forlate twentieth-century London what Dickens did for Victorian London."-"The New York Times "Drabble skewers the egotism of her characters and of the society they inhabitwith subtle humor and elegant psychological analysis....A master of the art."-"Los Angeles Times "A profoundly moving, intellectually acute novel."-"The Philadelphia Inquirer "Sprightly, clever and confident."-"The Wall Street Journal "Drabble is at the height of her powers as chronicler of contemporary English life."-"Chicago Tribune