Canvas Cathedral read like a doctoral thesis that got way out of hand. Granted it is a historical look at evangelism, but every ten paragraphs mentions how Graham "fits the mold and makes it better." It almost reads like, "I like Billy, you should too!" One must doubt the professionality of the book, simply because he frequently refers to Graham as "Billy." Something that should be avoided in an "objective" analysis.
On the Brighter side, this is an excellent analysis of an anglo-protestant world-view of history.
To cover the work of Billy Graham's 60 year ministry is a formidable task. The author in his presentation examines Billy Graham's work from the historical perspective, going back to the first chapter of Genesis and giving a survey of evangelism from that time on. He is a serious student of the Bible and stresses memorizing scripture. Prayer is a vital part of Billy Graham's life. No other man has preached to as many people as Graham has but the author is quick to point out that Grahm works in a context of support provided by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Assoc (BGEA). Graham has been the intimate confident of presidents ane other leaders. Interesting little known facts are also to be found.
The book provides detailed information about Billy Graham, his methods, his message, and his day-to-day practice of his faith from his perspective.