Book Review: Nearing Home by Billy Graham

“I never thought I would live to be this old. All my life I was taught how to die as a Christian, but no one ever taught me how I ought to live in the years before I die. I wish they had because I am an old man now, and believe me, it’s not easy.”

These are the first lines of Billy Graham’s latest book. This man is beloved by many and has quite a reputation among believers and non-believers alike. He has one of the most recognizable voices to those over 40.

His words are simple and elegant – just like his life. As you would expect the book is filled with Scriptural references. The point of the book seems to be getting your life in order to die – with relationships, with God and with yourself. It ends with a look at heaven.