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Evangelist Billy Graham will turn 93 on Nov. 7, following the release of his 30th book, “Nearing Home,” through which he shares personal autobiographical reflections and wisdom on growing 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 my latter years,” Mr. Graham wrote. “I wanted to share some of the things I have learned about this stage in life with others, as the aging process is something most of us will experience.”

While working on the book consumed much of his focus during the previous year, Mr. Graham still found time to spend with family members at his home on Montreat, NC, sharing his life and thoughts with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as he encourages others to do with their own families.

“The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith,” he added.

A news release from A. Larry Ross Communications ( says, “As he has done throughout his career spanning more than 60 years, the evangelist practices what he preaches, and is careful to spend as much time as possible with his family, lunching weekly with son, Franklin; regularly getting together with his daughter, Gigi, who lives nearby; and receiving others when they come to visit.”

On occasions Mr. Graham also hosts old friends and Christian leaders he has known through the years. “I always enjoy visiting with those who come to see me, and I hope that I am able to encourage them in some way as they have been a great encouragement to me.”

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