YES, it’s been some time since a review was posted, don’t you judge me!
Title: Nearing Home: Life, Faith and Finishing Well
Author: Billy Graham
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
It would be a lie to say that this 2011 publication was easy to read. This is not to say that the text was too long or not well written. No, this was a difficult read because Billy Graham, popularly known as “God’s Ambassador,” is an honest look into a man’s total awareness of his pending death. It’s emotional and honest; and, the value of its words are well worth the read.
At the time of this post, Billy Graham is 93 years old. I have a great-grandmother who turned either 94 or 95 earlier this month (when one’s that old, you cannot expect them to truly know their age) and she’s not ashamed to share life lessons with family and friends. Imagining the immense responsibility bestowed upon Graham at an earlier age to teach the Gospel, and to live this long, is beyond me. Without a doubt, this man has seen a lot!
The tone of the book falls somewhere between that of a memoir and a final sermon. Graham does not deny the fact that the end (of this life) is eminent but reminds readers that God can use His people at any age/phase of their lives. Also, Graham does a good job at creating a sense of hope for enjoying the latter parts of life by reminding us of how much of a blessing it is to live “long.”
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