A book review~ Nearing Home

Since Riah is gone, let’s take a minute to sneak in a guest post from mom 🙂

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

In this easy-to-read book, which is part memoir and part instruction, Billy Graham shares brief stories from his fascinating life, as well as insights about growing old, dealing with loss, and living out one’s latter years.  Chapter titles like “Fading strength but standing strong” and “The impact of hope” reflect the positive encouragement shared by Graham in this, his 9th decade of life.

My favorite part of Nearing Home is the key scripture and often whimsical quote at the beginning of each short chapter, which includes such gems as “Don’t resent growing old. Many are denied the privilege.” Graham backs up his points with relevant Bible verses, interesting research, and helpful anecdotes.

I think anyone can benefit from reading this wise and enjoyable book, but especially those who need an extra boost as they begin to slow down and struggle with the aging process.  I was definitely challenged to face each decade with hope, humility, and a hunger to learn more and live a life full of faith and service to the very end.

“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith.” –Col 2:6-7

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.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

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