Ruth is a mother of three and grandmother to nine terrific kids from 3 to 17 years old. She is the president and founder of Ruth Graham & Friends and Ruth Graham Ministries. She authored the best-selling book, In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart and award-winning, Step Into the Bible. Her most recent book is Fear Not tomorrow God is Already There. The middle child born to Evangelist Billy and Ruth Bell Graham, Ruth says that being the daughter of Billy Graham is part of what she is but not who she is. She has had her own faith journey that has been messy. She has known heartache, depression, betrayal, rejection, stubborn wilfulness, anxiety and fear. Through it all she has seen the faithfulness and grace of God. She says that she is qualified to speak to various groups because she is flawed - a sinner saved by grace. Her life verse is John 1:16, “Of His fullness have we all received, grace upon grace.” (NAS)
As a result of her life experience she has dedicated her life to reaching those people who have been marginalized or feel they have to pretend to have it all together. Many of these people believe they have out sinned God’s love and grace for them, living in a place of sadness, hopelessness and despair. She brings a message of freedom and hope.
Ruth’s closest friends will tell you that she is not very comfortable in cyberspace but when asked about her blog remarked “I know that we live in a time of great advances in technology but I still miss the rotary phone, excitedly picking up photos from the drug store, turning on the television with one button and corresponding via the USPS!”
She is excited about her blog! ”I have met people from all over the world and we have not had an easy way to stay in touch with each other. This blog will be the place where you can get the most recent information on my travels, my ministry, my thoughts, my family and me. I want it to be a place where we interact, support each other, pray for one another and share the outrageous grace of Jesus Christ.”
Whether Ruth is on the road or at home near in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, her blog will keep you posted as to where she is, what she is doing and what she is mulling over. You won’t find easy or pat answers from her. She will introduce you to some remarkable people with interesting stories of their own faith journey – those with questions, doubts, and struggles - and you will meet others who understand the depth of God’s grace. Ruth said, “I am enjoying our journey together and I am looking forward to see how God works in our lives.”
Won’t you come along for the blessings?