I have tried to read every book that Billy Graham has ever written, because he truly seems to be a man who has lived his life being about God's business. In Nearing Home he shares true stories, His and others have experienced as they have gotten older T.he first sentence had Billy Graham saying He never thought he would live to be as old as he is and jokingly said old age is not for sissies.He was amazed at the way God lead him to live the life he has been allowed to live. He now shares the knowledge that he finds comfort in the fact that God will not forsake him in his final stretch toward home. this book is comprised of 10 chapters and in each Mr Graham uses scripture and personal stories to speak to the reader.I can understand why this book was chosen 2012's book of the year.
This is a book for adults, and perhaps especially for those in retirement years who follow Jesus, to read. Billy humbly and honestly shares the last chapters of his journey with readers. As through his life, Billy shares the Hope of the Gospel through Scripture and his life. It is appropriate for those in the sunset years to read and consider.
Though not in retirement or sunset years, I enjoyed this book. Through it's pages, I was forced to confront what my legacy, what my final words and acts, what I would be remembered for. Billy weaved in grace and the Gospel throughout this book. His humility, love for Jesus and Scripture, and honesty was so apparent and appreciated. A worthwhile read.
I received this book from booksneeze,com for a review
As someone who works for the Lord in an elder ministry, I am always looking for information to help me get on their level. Billy Graham has been my favorite source for spiritual growth and direction for many years. 'Nearing Home: Life, Faith and Finishing Well' gives me the tools to grow older gracefully and also be an encouragement to those I meet along the way.