Review of Rebel With A Cause
Franklin Graham's autobiography Rebel With a Cause tells the story of his prodigal years eventually leading him to embrace his calling, is a book you every parent of a prodigal should read.
I read this book several years ago so my recall of particular portions are a bit sketchy. Still, I remember reading of the first hand account of Franklin Graham's early years and the many mistakes made along the way.
Graham speaks lovingly and with endearment of the mountains of North Carolina, his childhood home. He vividly describes the area almost with awe. Living near the mountains of North Carolina, I could easily relate and understand why he choose to stay in this beautiful area.
Ruth Graham, Franklin Graham's mother, is portrayed a both wise and understanding. With Billy Graham travel schedule, Ruth was the constant in Franklin Graham's life and the episodes of discipline portrayed in this book are lessons every mother can learn from.
If I learned anything from this book, it is this - Proverbs 22:6 "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." was proven in the life of Franklin Graham. This is a lesson every mother of a prodigal or wayward child can take comfort from.
I recommend it highly and urge all parents of incorrigible kids (aren't they all) to read.
Reviewed by: Keiki Hendrix
Reviewed for: The Vessel Project