Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well
"I never thought I would live to be this old." In this moving narrative, renowned evangelist Billy Graham (now in his late 90s) shares his personal experience of growing older. He offers some important lessons on how to face life's...
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"I never thought I would live to be this old." In this moving narrative, renowned evangelist Billy Graham (now in his late 90s) shares his personal experience of growing older. He offers some important lessons on how to face life's transitions and make the most of advancing years.
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.
?Acts 20:24 (ESV)
Growing old has been the greatest surprise of my life,? says Billy Graham, known by many as God's Ambassador. ?I 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.?
In Nearing Home this man of faith?now in his nineties?explores 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. ?When granted many years of life, growing old in age is natural, but growing old with grace is a choice,? says the author. ?Growing older with grace is possible for all who will set their hearts and minds on the Giver of grace, the Lord Jesus Christ.?
Join Billy Graham as he shares the challenges of fading strength but still standing strong in his commitment to finishing life well.
?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.?
Hailed as the world's preacher, the late Billy Graham had a career spanning over half a century. He preached the Gospel to more people in a live-audience format than anyone else in history - more than 210 million people, in more than 185 countries and territories through various meetings, including Mission World and Global Mission.
Born William Franklin Graham, Jr. in Charlotte, North Carolina, 17 November 1918, he entered the ministry in 1943 and soon began conducting evangelistic crusades. In 1950, he founded The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, which has sponsored crusades and produced radio and television programs as well as films.
Dr. Graham wrote many books, a number of which became bestsellers. His autobiography, Just As I Am, published in 1997, achieved a "triple crown", appearing simultaneously on the three top best-seller lists in one week.
Dr. Graham passed away 21 February 2018.