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Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness (edizione 2013)

di Eric Metaxas (Autore)

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"What makes a great man great? 'Seven Men' offers answers in the captivating stories of some of the greatest men who have ever lived. In this gallery of greatness, seven historical figures come to life as real people who experienced struggles and challenges that probably would have destroyed the resolve of most other men. What was their secret?..."--Dust jacket flap.… (altro)
Titolo:Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness
Autori:Eric Metaxas (Autore)
Info:Thomas Nelson (2013), Edition: First edition., 240 pages
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Etichette:Dan Juraschek Memorial Library

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Great brief biographies. Christian biographies are the history of God's work in a human life. This book included William Wilberforce, Eric Liddell, Chuck Colson, Pope John Paul II, Jackie Robinson, George Washington, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Each life was very interesting, quick, and fun to read.

My favorite was probably Jackie Robinson because I had heard the basics of the story, but history class completely neglected the spiritual dimension of Jackie's life and work. It is really a fantastic story of a man willingly suffering without retribution. He paved the way for many others to suffer less.

I've studied Eric Liddell's life in particular and I thought that Mr. Metaxas did a great job of showing that Chariots of Fire was just the beginning for Liddell. Metaxas pulls together many interesting details and quotes on each person and I learned many new things about each of them, including Liddell.

On George Washington I also recommend "The Bulletproof George Washington." ( )
  Shockleyy | Jun 6, 2021 |
A quick but fascinating read into the lives of 7 men that helped change the world around them through their faith. ( )
  joefreiburger | Jul 3, 2016 |
7 Men And The Secret Of Their Greatness by Eric Metaxas is a wonderfully well written book that brings to light the intentions of seven men, who by their own selfless actions, changed the course of history for countless lives.

7 Men by Eric Metaxas was an excellent read! I chose this book specifically because I had the privilege of listening to Eric Metaxas a few years ago as he spoke about his book, Bonhoeffer. His undeniable attention to detail combined with his obvious intelligence level (glad I have a Kindle to quickly decode some of his vocabulary) will hold the reader captive.

In this book, 7 Men the author chooses seven men in history and proceeds to summarize their lives and highlight their convictions and courage to stand up for what they believe in. The men span across cultures, countries, and centuries, however, they all have a common thread running through their life, and that is the spirit of humility driven by a desire to serve others.

I found this book to be an essential tool for parents in general, but specifically for those who are trying to raise up Godly men in the 21st Century. 7 Men by Eric Metaxas, gives tangible examples of men in history who have lived a life filled with challenges and yet these men were able to rise to each occasion and bring about an outcome that was reflective of a love for God and His people. This is a fast and insightful read that I am confident you will find not only enjoyable, but useful.

Pre-order this book today.

After reading this book, I am very excited to read Eric Metaxas' new book which will be released in September, 2015 titled: 7 Women and The Secret of Their Greatness. He gives a sneak peek to this new informative work on "great women" in history at the end of his book, 7 Men. It includes my "faith hero", Corrie Ten Boom! I canNOT wait!!

Thank you to Thomas Nelson Publishing for this review copy of 7 Men by Erick Metaxas provided through the BookLook Bloggers program. I was given this copy in exchange for an honest review of this work. The opinions expressed within this review are my own. ( )
  TheWiserWay | May 14, 2015 |
the bad - literary version of an "ABC After-school special" and "Boy's Life" + a dash of blind protestant biases and smeared glossy whitewashing especially with Colson (fanboy to the extreme)

the good - with most of the men presented Metaxas presents enough of a cliff note overview to their lives in case you'd like to explore more. ( )
  revslick | Mar 4, 2015 |
Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness author: Eric Metaxas Each of the seven biographies represents the life of a man who experienced the struggles and challenges to be strong in the face of forces and circumstances that would have destroyed the resolve of lesser men. Each of the seven men profiled—George Washington, William Wilberforce, Eric Liddell, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jackie Robinson, John Paul II, and Charles Colson—call the reader to a more elevated walk and lifestyle, one that embodies the gospel in the world around us.
  oaklutheran | Aug 28, 2013 |
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