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

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But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

ùActs 20:24 (ESV)

Growing old has been the greatest surprise of my life,ö says Billy Graham, known by many as GodÆs Ambassador. ôI 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.ö

In Nearing Home this man of faithùnow in his ninetiesùexplores 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. ôWhen granted many years of life, growing old in age is natural, but growing old with grace is a choice,ö says the author. ôGrowing older with grace is possible for all who will set their hearts and minds on the Giver of grace, the Lord Jesus Christ.ö

Join Billy Graham as he shares the challenges of fading strength but still standing strong in his commitment to finishing life well.

ôExplore with me not only the realities of life as we grow older but also the hope and fulfillment and even joy that can be ours once we learn to look at these years from GodÆs point of view and discover His strength to sustain us every day.ö



About Billy Graham

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Billy Graham, the world-renowned author, preacher, and evangelist, has delivered the gospel message to more people face-to-face than anyone in history and has ministered on every continent of the world. Millions have read his inspirational classics, including Angels, The Secret of Happiness, Peace with God, The Holy Spirit, Hope for the Troubled Heart, and How to be Born Again.
Published May 6, 2013 by Thomas Nelson. 186 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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His thoughts on retirement are clear and convincing and begin with preparing for retirement before it happens because retirement is not a reward, but a “gift from God.” At retirement, seniors are faced with two choices, to bless themselves with attitudes of “self-indulgence” or to bless others wi...

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Book Reporter

In a 2006 Newsweek interview, Billy Graham famously said that “I had been taught all of my life how to die, but no one had ever taught me how to grow old.” In NEARING HOME, he says that people’s reactions to that statement prompted him to think about writing this very book --- about aging.

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Huffington Post

Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, led the three-day-program filled with music, prayers and gospel messages.

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USA Today

Subtitle: “Life, Faith, and Finishing Well”.

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