Queen Elizabeth II was a woman of deep Christian faith who loved God’s Word and enjoyed having “Bible studies” with the late evangelist Billy Graham when he was in London, Graham’s son Franklin Graham said. He added that she “was faithful and steadfast in her faith in God.” Queen Elizabeth II passed away Sept. 8, roughly four and a half years after the eldest Graham died. Billy Graham wrote in his autobiography Just As I Am that he “always found” Queen Elizabeth “very interested in the Bible and its message.” He recounted a story of preaching at Windsor Castle one Sunday and telling the queen he nearly had chosen a sermon about the crippled man in John 5 but decided against it. “Her eyes sparkled, and she bubbled over with enthusiasm, as she could do on occasion,” Billy Graham wrote. “‘I wish you had!’ she exclaimed. ‘That is my favorite story.'” Franklin Graham said of Queen Elizabeth’s faith: She “lived it and believed it.”