Monday, December 19, 2011

Book Review - Nearing Home

Billy Graham is an American household name. Many people have come to Christ in the ministry God has given him. One of the most influential books he has written is his new book, Nearing Home.

Very well written, Graham gives those in any age, but specifically older saints, courage as he practically lays out how to live well to the end. Most importantly, the pages are filled with Scripture to encourage those who are discouraged. For as one ages, the pains are stronger and the body fails. But God is the source of strength. 

Practically speaking, he delves into preparing financially so as not to burden those left behind, as well as encouraging those who are aged to NOT retire. To keep busy ministering to the Lord and the world. This is so contrary to what the world deems as your right for all the hard work you've done previously. Most importantly he encourages the reader to keep going to the end...and finish well, keeping one's eye on the prize of heaven.

Truly it is not how one starts  life, but how one finishes.

As I read this book, I found myself desiring old age. I know, this sounds a little silly. But Billy Graham has an amazing perspective. One that I saw in my own mom as a fatal sickness took her. Even though she didn't have a chance to live into older years, she finished well.

Thank you, Mr. Billy Graham for giving us the best you ever have.

I received a free copy of this book, as part of Booksneeze blogging network.

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