It seemed like a terrible time to start working on a new book. The author was old. His body was breaking down and his wife was slipping away.
But Billy Graham needed something to do, and he had something he still wanted to say.
Getting old is hard.
Loss is hard.
Loneliness, that's hard, too.
But with prayer and a little planning, there's always hope.
Five years in the making, Graham's "Nearing Home: Life, Faith and Finishing Well" (Thomas Nelson) goes on sale Tuesday. The 30th book by the Charlotte-born evangelist is equal parts spiritual checklist and practical planner for the final stages of life.