Saturdays with Billy: My friendship with Billy Graham

Reviewed by:

Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long time book discussion leader



Saturdays with Billy: My friendship with Billy Graham


Don Wilton, Billy Graham’s pastor


Thomas Nelson






193 pages


Don Wilton was considered Billy Graham’s pastor, a responsibility he took very seriously. Each Saturday Wilton met with Brother Billy, as he called him, (familiarity yet respect). They prayed together, ate together, laughed together and, of course, studied and discussed Scripture. Billy Graham was an inspiration to Wilton yet I am sure that Pastor Wilton also inspired and encouraged Graham. As the years of their relationship and friendship pass, the two men share many good times together resulting in a number of heartwarming stories included in this book.

Readers will be reminded of Billy Graham’s long spiritual life and ministry and his humble and loving spirit, always putting the Lord first and the importance of sharing Christ to each one he meets.

The book is lovely and Wilton’s love and respect for Graham shines through. If there is anything negative to comment on, it would be the almost hero worship with which Wilton holds Billy Graham.

This book is beautifully put together. It makes me think of a smaller sized coffee table book, thick, slick pages with many beautiful color photos and including a lovely ribbon for a bookmark.


4 out of 5

Suggested audience:

Those who enjoy biographies; fans of Billy Graham

Christian impact:

This book is a testament to the love of Christ and bringing others into the fold.



Saturdays with Billy: My Friendship with Billy Graham

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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