Monday, December 12, 2011

Nearing Home: A Book Review

About The Book:

“I never thought I would live to be this old.”

In this moving narrative, Billy Graham once again takes up the pen not only to share his personal experience of growing older but also teach us some important lessons on how to view our time here on Earth. He says that the Bible makes it clear that God has a specific reason for keeping us here. So what is His purpose for these years, and how can we align our lives with it? How can we not only learn to cope with the fears and struggles and growing limitations we face but actually grow stronger inwardly in the midst of these difficulties?

In what may be his most powerful message of the last decade, Billy Graham speaks to all on this side of Heaven as he covers the importance of four key areas:

  • Building strong foundations and understanding the gift of years
  • Facing life’s transitions, including the passing of years, retirement, and when loved ones die
  • Making wise decisions
  • Understanding our glorious hope
“In this book I invite you to explore with me not only the realities of life as we grow older but the hope and fulfillment and even joy that can be ours once we learn to look at these years from God’s point of view and discover His strength to sustain us every day.  I pray that you and I may learn what it means not only to grow older, but, with God’s help, to grow older with grace.”


About The Author:

Billy Graham, the world-renowned author, preacher, and evangelist, has delivered the gospel message to more people face-to-face than anyone in history and has ministered on every continent of the world in more than 185 countries. Millions have read his inspirational classics, including Angels, The Secret of Happiness,Peace with GodThe Holy Spirit, Hope for the Troubled Heart, and How to Be Born Again.

My Review:

Nearing Home was a beautifully written book, showing much vulnerability on Reverend Graham's part. He allows us to see into his heart, his feelings about growing older, doing God's work here on Earth, and how much he misses his beloved late wife, Ruth. There were many times I shed tears as I read, and was truly inspired by his words. I loved reading his thoughts on aging, facing life's challenges,  and the importance of reflecting on our life at any age. His honesty and humility was exactly what I would expect from Reverend Graham, and I was very satisfied with it. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Nearing Home at your favorite bookseller from Thomas Nelson

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Thomas Nelson and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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