Nearing Home: Thoughts on Life, Faith, and Finishing Well
By: Graham, Billy
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
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"I never thought I would live to be this old."
In this moving narrative, Billy Graham once again takes up the pen not only to share his personal experience of growing older but also teach us 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?
In what may be his most powerful message of the last decade, Billy Graham speaks to all on this side of Heaven as he covers the importance of four key areas:
Building strong foundations and understanding the gift of years; Facing life's transitions; including the passing of years, retirement, and when loved ones die; Making wise decisions; and Understanding our glorious hope.
"In this book I invite you to explore with me not only the realities of life as we grow older but 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. I pray that you and I may learn what it means not only to grow older, but, with God's help, to grow older with grace."
|Release Date: October 17, 2011||Pages: 176|
|Binding: Hardcover||Print Size: |
Evangelist Billy Graham has preached the Gospel to more people in live audiences than anyone else in history and has reached hundreds of millions more through television, video, film, and webcasts.
Born November 7, 1918, Billy Graham was raised on a dairy farm in Charlotte, NC. In the fall of 1934, he made a personal commitment to Christ through the ministry of Mordecai Ham, a traveling evangelist. Ordained in 1939, Billy attended Florida Bible Institute (now Trinity College in Florida). In 1943 he graduated from Wheaton College in Illinois and married fellow student Ruth McCue Bell. After graduating from college, he pastored the First Baptist Church in Western Springs, Illinois before joining Youth for Christ.
In 1950, he founded the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). Of the books he has authored, many have become top sellers. Billy has received numerous recognitions, awards, and honorary doctorates. In December 2001 he was presented with an honorary knighthood, Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE), for his international contribution to civic and religious life over 60 years.
Billy Graham has three daughters, two sons, many grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He lives in the mountains of western North Carolina.
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