Free Book of Poems Written by Ruth Bell Graham

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is offering the commemorative book, Sitting by My Laughing Fire, by Ruth Bell Graham, free of charge for the asking.

Sitting By My Laughing Fire, by Ruth Bell Graham Ruth’s love for the written word and her devotion to family and God often flowed together. Of this collection of her poems, Ruth Bell Graham wrote, “I have always loved poetry. … [These poems] span nearly half a century of living, beginning with a thirteen-year-old’s impression of the ever-present graves in China, through high school in Korea, college in America, early love poems, marriage and motherhood, and on up.”

We are pleased to offer—at no charge—this classic volume of her poetry, chosen and assembled by Ruth herself. It is our prayer that you will encounter all of Ruth’s passion for words, friends, family, and her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ within its pages.

Just follow this link to order: Ruth Bell Graham – Commemorative Book

HT: Eclexia

Note: For samples of Ruth’s poetry, see Ruth Bell Graham – Poems.


  1. Sharon Gamble says:

    What a great tip. Thanks. I ordered mine!

  2. Ray Fowler says:

    I ordered mine, too. Now we will both forget about it and get a nice surprise in the mail 6-8 weeks from now! 🙂

  3. Irene - Uganda says:

    I would have loved to get that book but unfortunately, it is open to only canada and USA. Ruth was a true potrait, i met her through her writings…..She offered me a good challenge and helped me to understand what it meant to be a woman after God’s own heart…

    Can someone help me get her book please???

    Ad: Batebe Irene
    C/O Mr. Baanabe James
    P,O box 7270

    God bless u richly!!

  4. Ray Fowler says:

    Irene, has some used copies of the book for sale. You can also find a number of used copies at this link:

    I hope that helps!

  5. Please, if you can sent me one of Ruth’s book of poem and is free of charge. I would really apriciated. Ruth Bell Graham is one of my role model in the so called “godly women who ever lived”.

    Thank you in advance for the free book of poem by Ruth. Do you also have a book on her quotes. Please let me know.

    Thanks again. SL

  6. Ray Fowler says:


    As far as I know, the Billy Graham Association is still giving away the book of Ruth’s poems for free. Just follow this link:


  7. Dee says:

    Would you print exerpts from Ruth’s Book “Clouds Are The Dust of
    His Feet”. ?

    Thanks so much.


  8. Ray Fowler says:


    Sorry, I don’t have that one. Apparently it is quite valuable and rare. Amazon is selling it used for $197! Here is the link:
    Clouds are the Dust of His Feet.

  9. Lora Justice says:

    I tried to order the free book, however there was a 19.95 charge. Has this offer expired?

  10. Ray Fowler says:

    Lora – Sorry about that. I am guessing the offer has expired by now. This post was dated June 18, 2007.

  11. Carol says:

    Does anyone recall a poem written by Ruth about a woman climbing a hill or a mountain with her children? I don’t know what book it was in and am having trouble finding it since I don’t know the name.

  12. Ray Fowler says:

    Carol – I found this devotional, which is very good, but I don’t think it is what you are looking for. Does anyone else know the poem Carol is looking for?

    Ruth Bell Graham
    “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us…” (Hebrews 12:1)


    The Christian life is like climbing a mountain. For some people the climb is a gently sloping ascent; for other people the climb is like attacking the north face of the Eiger.

    Christina Rossetti wrote:

    “Does the road wind uphill all the way?
    Yes, to the very end.
    Will the day’s journey take the whole long day?
    From morn to night, my friend.”

    Whether our climb is easy or difficult, we need to be in shape spiritually, and to travel light. To be in shape spiritually, we need spiritual nourishment and exercise. We need to spend less time reading about the Bible and spend more time studying the Bible. Then we need to apply what we learn–carefully and vigorously–to our lives, to live out daily what we have taken in.

    To travel light, we need to lighten our loads. Some of us may need to trim off excess weight. Others of us have too many social involvements and too many meetings to attend. (Remember the caution: “Beware of the barrenness of a busy life.”)

    When the disciples were sent out two by two, they traveled light–“without purse, scrip(bag) and shoes” (Luke 22:35 KJV) Times change, situations vary, and God’s order to His followers are individualized. But the need and the message continue the same –and the goal. It’s up to us to be in shape and to travel light.

    Father, please reveal the things that prevent me from fully obeying Your call. Thank You for guiding me as I drop these weights from my life.

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