this day and age, to be married once to the same person throughout life is
a rare feat. The marriage of
Dr. Billy Graham and Ruth Bell Graham has been captured through the poetry
of Ruth Bell Graham and the memories of their daughter Gigi Graham
forward by Jan Karon speaks of the strength and love of this couple.
In Karon’s words – “the cutest, sexiest couple I had ever
seen.” In the preface, Ruth
Graham gives excellent marriage advice about expecting perfection from the
mate – “Such expectations put a man under an impossible strain.
The same goes for the man who expects too much from his wife.”
between the poems are glimpses of the Graham’s marriage through pictures
from courtship to present and insights from their daughter.
Gigi’s memories are of loving parents that often were tested by
separation because of her father’s calling, but never failing to show an
enduring romantic love and dedication.
Ruth Graham’s poetry, one hears the passion, loyalty, and faith of this
couple. There is even a touch
of humor as she deals with the trials that test all marriages.
Let It End
makes an excellent gift for the bride or for those celebrating
anniversaries. It should be
read aloud with the one you love.