Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well, by Billy Graham, is a book written for those in the "later years"of life, yet the recommendations and encouraging words are ones that are meant for anyone. While I have just reached "middle age" I read this book and found a good number of truths in it. My favorite quote which reminded me of my grandmother as well was: "We should never get too old to learn or too old to laugh.". I also found comfort in Graham's reminder that our greatest victory is yet to come when we triumph over death and enter into the eternal presence of our Savior Jesus Christ. Graham begins the book with a chapter about "running toward home" with the reminder to keep our eyes focused on our future with Christ. He then gives advice for retirement and planning and a warning to not retire from life. He continues by admitting that growing older does mean a loss of health and strength but not necessary a loss of hope. He encourages readers to continue to nurture our youth and pass on the wisdom that only comes with age and experience. He ends with a chapter on heaven and the reminder that it is our final home and thus our journey is "nearing home." I highly recommend this book not just to those who are in their golden years but to all of those who need a reminder of what is to come and the hope that we all have of heaven. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneezeÂ®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
My recommending this book to several others prompted one to have me order it for her to take to her family as she wants them to realize what "aging" is all about and Billy Graham said it all so well. CBD price was the best we found for ordering it. My book was a gift from a younger friend!
Billy Graham finds in each of his life's experiences, his clarity of vision, and his ability to poignantly and keenly express what he has seen and learned.e regrets not spending more time studying and thinking but this book is a gift for those who wish to understand loneliness and human failings of our leaders.admitting he is not perfect but he has lived a life dedicated to service to others and planting the seeds of faith... is Christlike!
A must read if you are a Christian or an unbeliever who may be interested in just what this Christlike life is all about.Billy Graham has deviated from this tradition by seeking first to unify those with whom he comes into contact.It isn't a book that kept me on the edge of my seat, but it explains so much that I find myself going back to it time and moment. They are the only reason I am here today. God Bless you Billy Graham for writeing this book.