New Movie Based on the Life Of Billy Graham

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 – 8:45 a.m.

Billy: The Early Years
is an upcoming movie based on the life of Billy Graham. Billy Graham’s son, Franklin, does not endorse the movie.

“The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has not collaborated with nor does it endorse the movie, ‘Billy: The Early Years,’” expressed Franklin Graham in a written response as the organization’s CEO last week. “While the movie covers many aspects of my father’s early years, it depicts events that never happened or are greatly embellished,” he added.

According to the Japanese Times, in an annual survey, 52 percent of 1,812 adult respondents in Japan said last October they did not read a book in the previous month, 14 points above the figure 20 years earlier. Hundreds of small and midsize bookstores have closed in recent years.