Monday, January 2, 2012

A Conversation with Mr. Graham

Nearing Home: Life, Faith and Finishing Well
Billy Graham

This book was a conversation. It was a unique perspective from a man who has lived a unique life and has known a wide variety of people. This was a book that provided a wealth of history and the present that people do not think about - getting old. His discussion on never thinking about getting old whether it was himself or anyone else is how disconnected our society is from those who have limited connection to our aging relatives. He mentions people in his past that were aging he acknowledges that he never gave aging much thought. His grasp of the fear, and inability to keep up with this world is a reality that all of us will make. Even when technology was limited changes in the last 100 years are staggering. It is a comfort to remember that Jesus is all that matters. He has written about his wife in a way that was extremely personal and yet very respectful. It is a sober reminder that everyone will die one day and yet what you believe can dramatically impact how you finish. I am extremely thankful to book sneeze for the opportunity to read and review this book in exchange for a free reviewer copy.