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New book shines light on Paul harvey's faith

June 4, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 2 /Christian Newswire/ — Even though Paul Harvey wasn’t formally baptized until he was nearly 60 years of age, his faith in God not only shaped and framed his daily thoughts, but it also defined his view of the world and everything in it–past, present, and future. In the first biography since Harvey’s death, Good Day!: The Paul Harvey Story, Paul Batura tells the story of the legend who was able to develop deep spiritual connections with his listeners without ever meeting them face to face.

“Harvey was likely the most overlooked and understudied Christian evangelist on earth,” says Batura. “His sermons, offered in the form of entertained vignettes, poignant commentaries, and a million subtle asides, were often as powerful, insightful, and effective as the words spoken from the pulpits of America’s most acclaimed preaches. His faith was the foundation of his life.”

Told by a “treasured friend,” Good Day!: The Paul Harvey Story is the first comprehensive portrait of Paul Harvey. Paul Batura tells the heart-warming, all-American story of one of the best-known radio voices in history. From his humble beginnings in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as a janitor and errand boy for KVOO-AM radio station to his unparalleled career of more than 50 years with ABC radio, Paul Harvey was a welcome friend in millions of households each day, when they tuned in to hear “the rest of the story.” Batura tells the complete story of Harvey’s life, including anecdotes and tributes from friends and colleagues like Mike Huckabee and James Dobson. Good Day! honors the gentle media giant who captivated and inspired millions of people for more than sixty years.

  
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Alice June 4, 2009

Goes to show you that we really are “epistles read daily among men (mankind),” and stresses the importance of living the life we talk about.

Jeannie St. John Taylor June 4, 2009

I used to live in Kankakee, Illinois (went to college there) and I knew a woman named Georgia whose dad was friends with Paul Harvey. Harvey may have been Georgia’s godfather, if I remember correctly. (Hey, it’s been years!) I do remember he made a tremendous impact on Georgia and her entire family. I don’t think she was a Christian.

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