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HarperOne will publish a commemorative edition of the autobiography of the late Reverend Billy Graham, known to millions as "the world's preacher," who passed away on February 21, 2018 at the age of 99.
Rev. Graham wrote 32 books, including a #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography, "JUST AS I AM: The Autobiography of Billy Graham," first published in 1997, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies and spent 26 weeks on the NYT Bestseller list. In Rev. Graham's honor, HarperOne will issue a commemorative trade paperback edition of "JUST AS I AM" on March 13, 2018 (ISBN: 9780061171062; $21.95) featuring a new cover design and French flaps. The title was first published in 1997 and updated in 2007. Previous editions of the autobiography are also available in digital audio (ISBN: 9780060754181; $11.99), eBook (ISBN: 9780062119544; $16.99), and large print (ISBN: 9780061259524 Price: $21.95).
In JUST AS I AM, Rev. Graham reflects on his life and unwavering faith, from his early life as the son of a dairy farmer in North Carolina, to more than 70 years of ministry around the world, his role as "the world's preacher" reaching people in over 185 countries and territories, and serving as spiritual advisor or pastor to several U.S. presidents. In 2007, JUST AS I AM was revised and updated to include key events from 1997 to 2007, including Graham's role as America's pastor during our national crises of the Oklahoma bombing and 9/11; his knighthood; his passing of the torch to his son Franklin; and his commitment to do the Lord's work in the years of his and his wife Ruth's physical decline.
Michael Maudlin, Senior Vice President and Executive Editor said: "It was a genuine honor and privilege to have worked with the Rev. Billy Graham, a man of deep abiding faith, and a voice of hope and peace who reached beyond borders, faiths, and cultural divides, and to have published the biography of one of the great men of our age. For more than seven decades he preached the power of love and faith, and the global admiration and affection for Reverend Graham will undoubtedly live on."
HarperOne also published "BILLY GRAHAM, GOD'S AMBASSADOR: A Celebration of His Life and Ministry," a photographic and narrative journey through the life and ministry of "America's Pastor" featuring the work of longtime Billy Graham Evangelistic Association photographer Russ Busby (Hardcover; ISBN: 9780060825201; $29.95).
William "Billy" Franklin
Graham, Jr., was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, on November 7, 1918. He entered the ministry in 1943 and soon thereafter began conducting evangelistic crusades. In 1950, he founded The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, which has sponsored crusades and produced radio and television programs as well as films. Dr. Graham is the author of more than a dozen bestselling books. He is survived by five children, nineteen grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren. More at http://billygraham.org/about/biographies/billy-graham/