Anugrah Kumar reports in Christian Post

Billy Graham’s new book, Nearing Home, will be released this month, and it not only guides the elderly on how to age with grace but also carries lessons for younger folks.

Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well, Graham’s 30th book, is scheduled to hit stands on Oct. 18, less than three weeks before the author, who has appeared many times on Gallup’s list of most admired people, turns 93.

“I can’t truthfully say that I have liked growing older,” Graham writes in his fearless book, but that’s just part of the “realities of life as we grow older.” More importantly, he invites the readers “to explore with me … also the hope and fulfillment – and even joy – that can be ours once we learn to look at these years from God’s point of view and discover His strength to sustain us every day.”

“I pray that you and I may learn what it means not only to grow older, but, with God’s help, to grow older with grace,” writes Graham, who has spent personal time with 12 U.S. presidents, including Barack Obama.

Once a “role model of masculinity and vibrancy,” Graham is now “a model for aging gracefully despite a disability,” Grant Wacker, professor of Christian history at Duke University, recently told USA Today. “Even with the Parkinson’s, you see him soldiering on, still preaching in his own way,” added Wacker, who has studied Graham’s impact on American culture since the preacher was young.

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