Four-time Emmy Award-winning entertainer Kathie Lee Gifford released her new memoir, It’s Never Too Late, this month and says while most people are retiring at her age, she’s just getting started.
“I’m a student of the Bible, I have been my whole life. Not the terrible translations that exist in the world today, but the authentic Word of God as in the original Greek and Hebrew in the Old Testament and New Testament. When I read the Scripture, nobody ever retired, they just died. They died and went on to an even greater journey with their Creator,” Gifford told The Christian Post.
Gifford stepped down as co-host of “Today” in 2019 and has since produced a few movies and wrote a new book in which she declares: “I’m not retiring; I’m refiring!”
The book, which encompasses different aspects of her life, begins with Gifford talking about her childhood growing up in the Chesapeake Bay where she first heard God’s calling, then her rise to fame with Regis Philbin up until now, followed by her decision to walk away from hosting a daytime TV show and her move to Nashville, Tennessee.
Gifford is hoping her book will inspire people to pursue what really matters in their life while showing them that it’s never too late to make a difference in the world.
“I’m just going to keep doing what God has me here to do until He takes me home to do something even more, something even better, something even more glorious that I have no idea …,” she said.
Gifford has been studying Jewish texts for several years and says she’s learned not to question God.
“You never ask the rabbi where you’re going, where he’s leading you. And you never ask him what he’s going to teach you when you get there, that shows disrespect to your rabbi,” she said.
“Jesus was a rabbi for three years before He gave His life for us. Three-and-a-half years He walked the Earth as a rabbi (which means teacher in Hebrew). He talked to people all about the Kingdom of Heaven/Kingdom of God. He said, ‘The Kingdom of God is here. The Kingdom of God is among you right now,’ and it just transformed all their teaching.”
The multi-gifted author, filmmaker, actress, playwright and singer said she wants to spend the remainder of her life impacting others. Her positive outlook and focus on God is also why she believes she’s been so successful in life.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law