Billy Graham “Nearing Home”

 

What a great perspective book. Billy Graham writes this book in such a way that only a few men like him could. He wants write this not as proclaiming or bragging about his own accomplishments but rather bragging and giving glory to the Lord. I loved the timeless truths and the nuggets of info that puts into this peice. I also love the legacy he is trying to leave with the reader. He is wanting to share not just the things he did right but also the mistakes along the way. Someone once said, “Life is too short to make all your own mistakes; learn from others.”

As I read this i felt like i was sitting with my own grandpa before he went to be with the Lord and listened to everything that he spoke to us. He (like Billy Graham) had the right persepctive when the end of your life came close. Not one of sorrow but one of triumph. The way that they shared made your want to share and live life more then before.

This book is great because it just reminds us of what is important. What matters when the end comes. “I have learned in whatever state I am in to be content”. phil 4;11

“The Measure of a life is not its duration but its donation”-Corrie Ten Boom

The Chapter that challenged me the most in the book was found on page 47. “Keep your mind and your body occupied; dont give laziness or boredom a chance to take root in your soul. The devil delights in someone who is idle or bored; he knows it leads to temptation or discouragement.”

Stay focus and occupied. Enjoy reading this book. I did…

 

 

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