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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well/Billy Graham

Billy Graham will turn 94 years of age this coming November and I have been privileged to read his latest book through As with all of Mr. Graham's writings, he is very easy to understand and is well versed in scripture. He has ministered in over 185 countries around the world! As he is "nearing home" he tells us how to be prepared for this adventure.

A well known phrase is "If I'd known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself." Billy's phrases? "Growing old has been the greatest surprise of my life" and "life, indeed, is full of surprises." It is his thought that "the days when the aged were admired, looked up to, and respected are gone." 

During an interview in 2006 with Newsweek magazine, he realized that he had been taught all of his live how to die but no one had ever taught him how to grow old. The idea for this book was born!

Mr. Graham's book gives us tips on how to view retirement: what to do and what to consider before taking the giant leap. He reminds us that our attitudes play a major role in the closing scene on life stages; that life itself stands between the bookends of birth and death.

I would recommend this book to anyone of any age since at some point in our lives, we will all be nearing home.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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