Hoping to save her job, an aging reporter accepts an assignment to interview Charles Templeton. Maybe she'd unearth some skeletons buried in the background of Billy's stellar life. Since Templeton never achieved the notoriety of Billy Graham, he might provide enough tantalizing details to formulate a scandalous story.
Suffering from Alzheimer's and facing death, Templeton jumps at the chance to stroll down Memory Lane. To the reporter's chagrin, he insists on giving details from the beginning of Billy's life to the present.
A picture comes into focus that contrasts the choices of the two men. Templeton's abandonment of God inflames Billy's doubts. Like a raging fever, they threaten his soul. His friend's passionate arguments against faith leave him bewildered and unable to answer the questions tormenting his mind.
The dramatic finale to this tale made me both weep and rejoice. The loss of another night's sleep didn't even register as I devoured the last half of the book.