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BOOK REVIEW: GRANT WACKER. ONE SOUL AT A TIME: THE STORY OF BILLY GRAHAM

by BRANDON D. CROWE in Vol. 7 No. 1 / Apr 2021

DOI: https://doi.org/10.35285/ucc7.1.2021.rev4



As a follow-up to Grant Wacker’s 2014 volume America’s Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press), which focuses largely on Billy Graham’s relationship to American culture, One Soul at a Time focuses more on Graham himself; this is more of a traditional biography. Each of the fifty-one chapters—or “scenes,” as Wacker calls them—are short, ranging between three and eight pages, and are organized in four parts: 1. Young Barnstormer, 2. Leading Evangelist, 3. Priestly Prophet, and 4. Elder Statesman. Though much of this volume necessarily focuses on Graham’s relationship to American culture and politics, Wacker also considers Graham’s endeavors internationally, particularly with respect to his evangelistic crusades (see esp.187–203). He cites the opinion of another author that Graham did more than anyone else to turn evangelicalism into an international movement (187). Wacker even suggests that his influence abroad may in the long run be more significant than his influence in the United States (187)

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