Nearing Home

nearing home

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

Well, guess that one sentence must sum it up because that is all that Goodreads has for a description of the book.  Let’s see what B&N has to say:

Growing old has been the greatest surprise of my life,” says Billy Graham,known by many as God’s Ambassador. “I would have never guessed whatGod had in store for me, and I know that as I am nearing home, He will notforsake me the last mile of the way.”

In Nearing Home this man of faith—now in his nineties—explores thechallenges of aging while gleaning foundational truths from Scripture. BillyGraham invites us to journey with him as he considers the golden years whileanticipating the hope of being reunited with his wife, Ruth, in his heavenlyhome that eclipses this world.“When granted many years of life, growing old in age is natural, but growingold with grace is a choice,” says the author. “Growing older with grace ispossible for all who will set their hearts and minds on the Giver of grace, theLord Jesus Christ.”

Join Billy Graham as he shares the challenges of fading strength but stillstanding strong in his commitment to finishing life well.

“Explore with me not only the realities oflife as we grow older but also the hopeand fulfillment and even joy that can beours once we learn to look at these yearsfrom God’s point of view and discoverHis strength to sustain us every day.”


This book is not just for people who are elderly or even middle-aged.  It has wisdom in it that young people should think about so that maybe their “golden” years will be really…well…golden.

The man has done so much and given so much, it is amazing to read his thoughts and his hope for finishing life well.  It is a book I intend to read over and over – as the years go by in hopes that I too, can finish well.


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