Saturday, December 24, 2011

Book Review: Nearing Home

My latest Booksneeze review is of Billy Graham's new book, Nearing Home. In the book, subtitled Life, Faith, and Finishing Well, the iconic evangelist discusses the challenges of growing old and the desire to finish his life as God intends.

Although I suspect the book will find its widest audience among those in their senior years, it is not directed solely at them. Graham emphasizes the fact that God has a plan for each of us at every age and stage of life. Using examples from Scripture of men and women who God used to fulfill His purposes even in old age, Graham makes the point that some of God's greatest plans for us are fulfilled in our later years. He also shares from his own experiences of growing old, losing friends and family members, and looking forward to Heaven.

This was the first book of Graham's that I'd read. I think I expected something a little more challenging from such a legendary preacher, but I found the book to be a quick and easy read. It was a good reminder to make the most of each day and to trust that God has more in store for us than we can imagine.

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