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?
How did George Washington resist the temptation to become the first king of America, and why did William Wilberforce give up the chance to be prime minister of England? What made Eric Liddell cast aside an almost certain Olympic gold medal? What enabled Jackie Robinson to surrender his right to fight back against racists, or Dietrich Bonhoeffer to jeopardize his freedom and safety to defy the Nazis? What gave John Paul II the ability to identify with the most helpless members of human society and even to forgive the man who tried to murder him? And why would Chuck Colson volunteer to go to prison when he didn’t have to? The seven men in this compelling volume evince one particular quality: that of surrendering themselves to a higher purpose, of giving something away that they might have kept.
Having heroes and role models was always tremendously important for society, but in the last few decades this has changed, with seriously troubling results. Eric Metaxas says it’s time to reverse the trend. With vitality and warmth, the New York Times best-selling author restores to the listener a sense of the heroic - the idea that certain lives are worthy of emulation. Get to know these seven men, and your life will be immeasurably richer.
©2013 Eric Metaxas (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
This book allows you to review the lifes of 7 great men. That each man added great value to life in the way they lived their lives. It makes you really think.
This book allows you to review the lifes of each of these men by reaching out to other books either written by them or about them. Eric picked 7 great man. Two thumbs up for selecting these 7 men.
It was great to hear the lives of Jackie Robinsion, Pope John Paul II, Chuck Colson, etc.
Jackie Robinsion & Chuck Colson were great additional men that gave me a review of them that I did not realize.
Very enjoyable book. Highly recommend this book.
I didn't realise this book had a strong religious bent. Being an atheist I am primarily interested in text with empirical evidence as a basis.
Quotes such as these appear in the book:
- "the bible says that god made us in his image.."
- "the bible says that men are generally stronger than women"
- "male strength is a gift from god"
I did search the internet to find out if there was a religious foundation to the book but couldn't so hopefully this helps others make an informed decision whether to buy.
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