10 December 2011

Nearing Home by Billy Graham

I visited the medical clinic recently for a far too long postponed physical check-up.  I walked out with a long list of tests that needed to be done, mostly because of my "age".  Though far from elderly, the years are adding up, and when Billy Graham's Nearing Home was released I thought it a good idea to dive in.

The publisher's page promises:

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
As one would expect from such a hero of the faith, this book is laced with wisdom from God's Word. The same truths that have sustained him, Billy Graham passes on to us.  I found that I needed not question his advice because it came from God Himself.

Covering issues that many of us would rather not think about, Billy is not without a humorous side:
A headline on an Internet site read, "Death, the nation's #1 killer."  The point was obvious - death is inevitable!

No one can outrun death.  It will catch up to all of us eventually.  When I was interviews by Newsweek in 2006 and asked to give a statement about death, I commented that I had been taught all of my life how to die, but no one had ever taught me how to grow old.
With this book in my hands, I can not make that same statement, for I am being taught by Billy Graham how to live, how to grow old and how to finish the race well, things well worth the learning.

Book has been provided courtesy of Thomas Nelson and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Thomas Nelson.

The opinions I have shared are my own.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm sure this is an excellent book. I read a biography on Mr. Graham once and it was fascinating. He has lived and continues in such strength for His King. Thanks Karin.

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