Evangelist Franklin Graham joined actor Kirk Cameron over the weekend at a stop at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Cameron’s BRAVE Story Hour tour.
According to Faithwire, the special event promoting Cameron’s faith-based children’s book As You Grow, which teaches on the fruits of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23), drew 1,000 people.
Cameron released the book under the publishing company Brave Books.
Graham, the president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, opened the event in prayer before Cameron read his book. The Growing Pains actor also led attendees in songs like “God Bless America,” “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and a delivery of the Pledge of Allegiance.
“It was great to welcome Kirk Cameron to the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte today to read his children’s book As You Grow to kids and their families at two events,” Graham tweeted.
It was great to welcome Kirk Cameron to the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte today to read his children’s book “As You Grow” to kids and their families at two events. Then, hundreds of people lined up to meet Kirk and have him sign one of his books. I appreciate that Kirk takes… pic.twitter.com/qKrpEcFBDc
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) May 13, 2023
“Then, hundreds of people lined up to meet Kirk and have him sign one of his books.”
“I appreciate that Kirk takes a bold stand and isn’t afraid to speak up for God’s truth,” he added. “Kirk was a great encouragement to all the parents who came today. God bless him and his family!”
Trent Talbot, Brave Books founder and CEO, told Faithwire that Cameron’s appearance at the Billy Graham Library was a welcome change after the actor was previously prevented from sharing his book at some libraries, many of which eventually changed course.
“While most of the libraries on this tour have been opposed to us and made our lives as difficult as possible, it was such a treat to be hosted so graciously by Franklin Graham and the incredible staff at the Billy Graham Library,” Talbot noted. “The people of Charlotte showed up in incredible numbers and had a fun and wholesome story hour at a beautiful library.”
“It was a great day and a big win for the good guys!” he continued.
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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer and content creator. He is a contributing writer for Christian Headlines and the host of the For Your Soul Podcast, a podcast devoted to sound doctrine and biblical truth. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary.