Saturday, June 1, 2013

Nearing Home By Billy Graham Book Review

// N e a r i n g    H o m e //
L i f e ,   F a i t h   &  F i n i s h i n g   W e l l
B y    B i l l y   G r a h a m
{ R e v i e w   B y    B e t h a n y }

Title: Nearing Home
Author: Billy Graham
Source: Review Book
Number Of Pages: 180
ISBN: 0849964822 
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Publication Date: 2013
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
// Book Description//
 "Growing old has been the greatest surprise of my life,” says Billy Graham, known by many as God’s Ambassador. “I would have never guessed what God had in store for me, and I know that as I am nearing home, He will not forsake me the last mile of the way.”
In Nearing Home this man of faith—now in his nineties—explores the challenges of aging while gleaning foundational truths from Scripture. Billy Graham invites us to journey with him as he considers the golden years while anticipating the hope of being reunited with his wife, Ruth, in his heavenly home that eclipses this world. “When granted many years of life, growing old in age is natural, but growing old with grace is a choice,” says the author. “Growing older with grace is possible for all who will set their hearts and minds on the Giver of grace, the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Join Billy Graham as he shares the challenges of fading strength but still standing strong in his commitment to finishing life well.
// Bethany's Review //
Billy Graham is such a great man of faith, and though this is the first of his books that I've had the pleasure of reading, it probably won't be the last. Nearing Home was full of wonderful advice, thought provoking insights and encouragement to open eyes to the fact that nobody lives forever, so you might as well make the days you have left count for God's glory!
This book is written by Billy Graham, who at the time was, and still is-in his 90's was written as a way to encourage elderly people who are coming close to the end of their life, and covers several topics from Heaven, to family relationships as well as accepting hardships that come with old age such as loss of vision, difficulty moving around, etc. While it is certainly written by, and for the "older generation" I greatly benefited from reading this book, even though I've yet to meet 20 years of age. The things that Billy goes through in the book are really things that can apply in everyone life-no matter how you the reader is-and strives to encourage readers to make the most of the time they have left and grow close to the Lord and family and to bless others with your life before meeting Christ in Heaven.
This book is almost 200 pages, so for me it was a quick two day read. But don't let it's smaller size make you think it isn't time worthy because compared to the size, this book holds much wisdom that exceeds the size of the book.
Overall I'd highly recommend Billy's newest book to anyone, and while it's primarily geared to elderly people, I learned a lot and it made me think about things I'd never thought about older people, and gave me a stronger respect for the elderly. It covered everything you'd want to see in a book for elderly and is very inspiration and gets you thinking!
Note: I'd like to thank Thomas Nelson Publishers for providing me with a commentary review copy of Nearing Home to read and review on my blog. I received a free copy to review, and was not paid to do so. I was asked to give an honest review of this book, which I have done and all thoughts are completely my own and unbiased.

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