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In his eagerly anticipated follow-up to the enormously successful Seven Men, New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas gives us seven captivating portraits of some of history's greatest women, all of whom changed the course of history by following God's call upon their lives - as women.

Each of these world-changing figures - Joan of Arc, Susanna Wesley, Hannah More, Maria Skobtsova, Corrie ten Boom, Mother Teresa, and Rosa Parks - is an exemplary model of true womanhood. The teenaged Joan of Arc followed God's call and liberated her country, dying a heroic martyr's death. Susanna Wesley had 19 children and gave the world its most significant evangelist and its greatest hymn writer, her sons John and Charles. Corrie ten Boom, arrested for hiding Dutch Jews from the Nazis, survived the horrors of a concentration camp to astonish the world by forgiving her tormentors. And Rosa Parks' deep sense of justice and unshakeable dignity and faith helped launch the 20th-century's greatest social movement.

Writing in his trademark conversational and engaging style, Eric Metaxas reveals how the other extraordinary women in this book achieved their greatness, inspiring listeners to live lives shaped by the truth of the Gospel.

©2015 Eric Metaxas (P)2015 Thomas Nelson Publishers

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A Different Kind of Inspiring

While 7 Men revealed the stories behind men I already knew and the values they exemplify, 7 Women has told the stories of some less well known women and values less celebrated in our culture. Compared with modern feminism, in which the masculine form of boldness is urged on women, this was very refreshing. In fact, I found myself moved to tears multiple times by the level of compassion and trust in God which led to the bravery in the more well known Rosa Parks and Mother Theresa.

Definitely a good read for anyone regardless of gender, only be ready to be challenged by these women.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Jean
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  • 09-26-15

Seven Mini Biographies

The book contains a brief biography of seven women. The author looked at their lives and attempted to determine what it was that made them great. He wanted to look at women who were unique in what they accomplished regardless of gender. Metaxas examines the following women: Joan of Arc, Susanna Wesley, Hannah More, and Saint Maria of Paris (a Greek Orthodox saint), Corrieten Boom, Rosa Parks and Mother Teresa. I had only heard of four of these women prior to reading this book.

Eric Metaxas is a writer of religious books. His book “Amazing Grace, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About God” was on the New York Times top ten best sellers list. He also writes children’s books. Therefore each of the seven women has a religious component for his reason for choosing to write about them.

The book is well written. The author has an easy relaxed way of writing. The material is well researched. Metaxas did a good job in taking the large amount of information and creating a concise easy readable mini biography of each woman. Tom Parks narrated the book. This was my first encounter with both the author and the narrator.


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A lesson in how to be great

This books delves deep into the history of some women we know, and several women we should know. The books preamble is a bit off putting as it challenge the concept of feminist, but once you get past that, it's a good read

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Seven Women

A very good book. It is a well written book that I can see using in the future. As a teacher of English as a second language.

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Wow, life changing!

This book was so amazing to listen to the faith and undying trust these women had in God and using His word to do His works.

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Inspirational

I was inspired by each woman who used the ordinary talents that she had been given to make an eternal impact on her society. A definite must-read for every woman who feels that she may be the servant who received one mundane talent.

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Great book

Learned so much from this book. Great narration too! So inspirational and throughly researched! Couldn't put it down.

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Seven Women

I really enjoyed this book. Regardless of your feelings about different religious ideals, every woman can take away something to emulate or think about from each of these women.
The reader was very good. I found it slightly distracting when he would act as the woman speaking. His voice would get a little higher & breathy, but overall, it was wonderful.

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Good way to view women in historical context

Would you consider the audio edition of Seven Women to be better than the print version?

It felt a little bit that the choice of women seemed to be a little favored through a Christian prism? Particularly the mother who seemed a bit abusive to her children. A little too religious. On the other hand it was interesting to see women through their historical context.

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I throughly enjoyed listening to 7 women. I talk about these women's lives to everyone I get a chance. It is such an inspirational book. The book encourages me to feel as though I can live my life in a way that inspires others to. We all can.

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