"God never takes away something from your life without replacing it with something better": First Edition of Just As I Am; Inscribed by Billy Graham to Bob and Delores Hope
Just As I Am: The Autobiography of Billy Graham.
Item Number: 2998
San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1997.
First edition of Billy Graham’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page to Bob Hope and his wife Dolores, “To my dear friends Bob and Dolores God bless you always Billy Graham.” Though this copy is personally signed and inscribed by Graham, attached to the front end page is a tipped-in note with the author’s apologies for being unable to personally sign books due to his Parkinson’s Disease. Rare personally signed and a wonderful association copy. From the library of Bob and Dolores Hope. Accompanied by a signed letter from Linda Hope, certifying that this volume is from the Library of Bob Hope. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Billy Graham has touched the hearts and souls of millions with his message of faith. Hailed as the world's preacher, his calling as an evangelist has taken him to every nation, from Europe to Asia, from major capitals to the most remote outposts. His crusades have spanned fifty years, and he has been a part of history in the making and friend to every president since Eisenhower. A pioneer in social issues, he has led by his extraordinary example of integrity. In Just As I Am, published by Harper Collins in 1997, Billy Graham looks back at it all with down-to-earth warmth and candor--remembering his dairy farm upbringing, his early preaching experiences, and the overwhelming international response to his public ministry. The New York Times remarked, "[t]he story of Graham's life itself is so remarkable."