Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Nearing Home by Billy Graham

Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well, by Billy Graham (Thomas Nelson Publishers) is Billy’s Graham’s latest attempt on revealing to the world what it means to walk in faith.  He offers a candid look at what it means to grown old in the Lord and gives us a hint at the cost of being an evangelist on fire for the Lord.  Who besides Billy Graham can tell this story?  With personal recounts of his early years with Ruth, words of wisdom on how to live your life and be content even when the body fails, this book has something for everyone.
As in all Mr. Graham’s books there is a hope offered.  He encourages us as he reveals the gifts that come with a life of servitude and a life long-lived.  He finishes in revealing the hope that we have in an eternal life with God, providing glimpses of heaven.
The publisher of Nearing Home has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy through BookSneeze®.  I enjoyed this book and highly recommend this read.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Self-publication: It's really pretty cool

I've been part of a ministry called Kingdom Writer's in my church for a year or so.  It has been good, using my love for writing cathartically for myself while also seeking to encourage others.  We are called to use our gifts, given to us by our Creator, and so I write.  I don't write as often as I should, sometimes need a little writing prompt from the head of the ministry to keep me on track, but I do enjoy it.  As our leader Mel encouraged us to share our writings and we began to discuss self-publication I went out on a limb and decided to put a few pieces that I had written together in a small publication.  I don't even think you can call it a book but I encourage you to have a look.