Friday, November 11, 2011

Book Review: Nearing Home

Nearing home is Billy Graham’s thoughts and reflections on aging. How life and circumstances change as the number of candles on the birthday cake increase and we start looking for a fire extinguisher to put them all out.

There is a lot of great advice within the covers of this book. These range from how to plan for retirement and aging from a physical and financial standpoint, about how our interactions with others change, and that we shouldn’t fear the inevitable. Much of this information is what we have heard from others, but for some reason having Billy Graham deliver this information is different. And this different is good.

Presented in a conversational manner, it is as though Billy has invited us to sit with him on his porch for awhile and listen to him reflect on his last several years, and what life looks like in the mislabeled ‘golden years’ and what sorts of things we should prepare and look out for as we approach them.

Scriptures and wise sayings surround these nuggets of wisdom and help reinforce the fact that barring any unforeseen tragedy or health issue, we are all going to age and face the end of our days, and we should do this well prepared and ready to make the most of the time that we have so that we can finish well. This is a valuable resource to any age group, because we are all moving in the same direction in time. We will all grow old. And what better then to be able to look back and enjoy our time as we near home?

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