Scripture is filled with examples of men and women whom God used late in life, often with great impact-Noah, Abraham, Moses, Elizabeth, and Anna, to name a few. They were ordinary men and women who discovered that the latter years of life can be some of the most rewarding and fulfilling. "For them, growing older wasn't something to be denied or dreaded;" says Billy Graham, "it was to be embraced as part of God's plan for their lives." Billy Graham's life and ministry have been dedicated to the here and now but always with a happy-ever-after in view. In this moving narrative he reflects on his life and contemplates what God still has in store for him. He also shares how he has learned to deal with grief, uncertainty, and loss by focusing on the promises found in the Bible.
"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." -Billy Graham
©2011 Billy Graham (P)2011 Oasis
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"I am nearing home."
This book was such a joy to hear on audio. I am 73 and have ALS so I'm praising God that I can know I am going home. In fact, not long ago when I just couldn't do something I'd always done, I started to cry and heard myself saying, "I want to go home." I got a little shook up as I was in my own house. Then a week or so later, when I found myself unable to do something else I found myself saying, "I want to go home." Yes, I was in my own home again but this time I realized that I was talking about my home in heaven. Blessings to all.
"I love this old man"
I would. I've listened twice already
Hard to say, but I liked how Billy Graham says that he had spent his life learning
how to die well, but no one had taught how to live as an old man
So many nuggets of encouragement and humorous wisdom
My biggest reaction to this book was great relief
If a fella like Billy Graham can struggle with aging but keep his new weaknesses and frustrations in perspective, I can do it too.
He calls for older Christians to be examples of how to live well,, spiritually and emotionally right to the end
Our society needs the example
Glad to have an Elder to respect and trust
"Amazing must read for all ages and stages of life"
The ability to apply it to my life, and I'm 34
Great fit for Billy Grahams. He really makes the listener jump into the book
during the death of ruth was touching and grabbed me
"Even Nearing Home, Billy's a great evangelist"
The message for older folks is priceless! Young readers will find most of it boring....but old folks will say yes! yes!
Amazing how "in touch" he continues to be even at this point in his life. He never disappoints in giving us the nourishment we need for daily living. Loved the narrator's voice.
"Practical, Spiritual lessons learned and shared."
Anything Billy Graham writes is based on Biblical principles and personal experience. Therefore, I would take it in and learn from his teachings. Billy is an honest writer and speaker.
What he writes about in this book, most people just don't want to talk about. But, as usual, Billy Graham meets issues head on. He has a gentle but strong way of presenting to the reader or listener.
I would read anything the man writes.
"Love Billy Graham - narrator detract from the book"
I was unable to finish the Book. I just couldn't stand Robert Lakes voice. I also allowed my mother of 87 years to hear it, and she also didn't care for Robert Lakes voice.
I felt that Robert Lakes wanted to emulate Billy Graham with no success. He should stay with western books.
First time I purchased an Audible book of Billy Graham. I will go back to Books a Million and purchase the hard copy from now on.
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