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Billy Graham's 'most important' book coming Print Email
Written by Eric Tiansay   
Monday, 18 July 2011 05:06 PM America/New_York

Thomas Nelson will publish renowned evangelist Billy Graham's first major book in more than five years, this fall.

To be released in Oct. 18, Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well is "hands down one of the most important works that Graham has ever written, and one of his most vulnerable," said Matt Baugher, vice president and publisher at Thomas Nelson. "At his age, with all that has come before, he is in a unique position to guide all of us on what it means to finish well in this life."

Graham, who turns 93 in November, shares his personal experience of growing older, but also teaches some lessons on how to view time on earth. "The best way to meet the challenges of old age is to prepare for them now, before they arrive," Graham said.

Thomas Nelson Senior Vice President and Group Publisher for Nonfiction David Moberg said that the publishers had worked with Graham on the project for several years. "As the content developed, we had a growing sense that this book would be destined to impact literally generations of people," he said. "It is perhaps the best guide available on living every day to the fullest."

Graham's publisher since 1975 through its acquisition of Word Publishing in 1992, Nelson has had numerous million-copy best-sellers of the famous preacher's books in more than 35 years, company officials said. Nearing Home will be simultaneously released Oct. 18 through Nelson's Spanish division, Grupo Nelson.

The hardcover book will for $19.99.