This October, Billy Graham will release his first major book in more than five years: Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well (Thomas Nelson). “Billy Graham, by the grace of God, has singlehandedly guided millions to faith,” says Thomas Nelson’s Matt Baugher. “His legacy as an evangelist is unmatched. Now in his 90s, he is reaching out to help all of us again with an eternal message. Nearing Home is hands down one of the most important works that Mr. Graham has ever written and one of his most vulnerable. Time catches up to all of us. At his age, with all that has come before, he is in a unique position to guide all of us on what it means to finish well in this life.”
In this moving narrative, Graham shares his personal experience of growing older, but also teaches some important lessons on how to view our time here on Earth. He says that the Bible makes it clear that God has a specific reason for keeping us here. So what is His purpose for these years, and how can we align our lives with it? How can we not only learn to cope with the fears and struggles and growing limitations we face, but actually grow stronger inwardly in the midst of these difficulties?
“The best way to meet the challenges of old age is to prepare for them now, before they arrive,” says Graham. “I invite you to explore 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 God’s point of view and discover His strength to sustain us every day.”
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