Nearing Home: Life, Faith and Finishing Well

nearing-home-billy-grahamNearing Home: Life, Faith and Finishing Well
Billy Graham
Thomas Nelson, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-8499-4832-9

As the world’s best known evangelist, Billy Graham has probably proclaimed the gospel of Jesus Christ to more people in more places than any Christian who has ever lived. Anything written by him is likely to generate considerable interest.

Now in his nineties, Billy Graham speaks about the joys and challenges of growing old. Aging is both a privilege and a problem, and Graham explores the subject through the grid of human experience and a lifetime of biblical study and reflection.

On growing old, Billy Graham says:

“When granted many years of life, growing old in age is natural, but growing old with grace is a choice…. [it] is possible for all who will set their hearts and minds on the Giver of grace, the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Those familiar with Graham’s evangelistic ministry – and that will include a very large number of readers – will “hear” him preaching as they read these pages. An excellent story-teller who has mastered the art of illustrating the truth he presents, Graham will keep you turning the pages as he draws you deeper and deeper into serious reflection on what it means to grow old.

Chapters include:

Running Toward Home
Don’t Retire from Life
The Impact of Hope
Consider the Golden Years
Fading Strength but Standing Strong
Death’s Destination
Influencing the Impressionable
A Foundation That Lasts
Roots Strengthen in Time
Then and Now

Each chapter begins with both a Scripture quotation and a pithy proverb or saying – a hint of what is coming in the chapter.One of my favorites, from and unknown source:

“Don’t resent growing old. Many are denied the privilege.”

As the graying of North America continues, a book devoted to “Life, Faith and Finishing Well” is sure to find a ready readership. I found the book encouraging and helpful. I think you will also.

[This book was a gift from a friend. No remuneration was received for this review.]

About David Daniels

Evangelical Baptist Pastor. Reformed Soteriology. Enjoy freelance writing & reviewing.
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