Romans 12:1-2

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-2

Friday, January 6, 2012

For Anyone, Regardless of Age

I actually started reading this book at my in-laws’ home over Thanksgiving. When we came home and I was given the opportunity to receive a copy for review, I quickly accepted. I have always admired Billy Graham and my husband became a believer in Christ through Graham’s ministry. About ten years ago we also had the opportunity to visit Graham’s Retreat Center, The Cove. The first thing I remember after driving through the gates is feeling overwhelming peace.

Nearing Home is all about growing old gracefully, what Graham has learned about aging and his desire to finish strong. As one can expect from Graham, it is written with a great amount of Scripture and wisdom. Besides the mentioned reasons, I was drawn to this book because I don’t recall seeing any other Christian authors writing on the topic. I am thankful for Graham’s model.

I am closer to 40 than 90, but this book can be for anyone! I particularly like how each chapter starts with a Scripture and a quote, how Graham encourages mentorship, and the description of Heaven. He also does an excellent job ministering to the heart when he talks about loss and grief.

As believers, we are all nearing our true home because each day here is closer to a day there and we don’t know when our time will be. Nearing Home would make an excellent read for anyone desiring to grow in their faith, regardless of age.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

1 comment:

  1. I will be looking for it at my local library first. This is going to be bumped up on my reading list! Thanks for sharing the review.


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