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Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness

Eric Metaxas
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Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness

Eric Metaxas

A beautiful gift edition of this instant classic exclusively for graduates, with a special letter from Eric Metaxas to those entering the next phase of life's journey.

What makes a great man great? In Seven Men, New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas explores that most important of questions in through the captivating stories of some of the greatest men who have ever lived. 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? In this stirring and inspiring work, Eric Metaxas reclaims a long-lost sense of the heroic--the idea that certain lives are worthy of emulation. Get to know the seven men in this book, and your life will be immeasurably richer.



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About "Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness"

A beautiful gift edition of this instant classic exclusively for graduates, with a special letter from Eric Metaxas to those entering the next phase of life's journey.

What makes a great man great? In Seven Men, New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas explores that most important of questions in through the captivating stories of some of the greatest men who have ever lived. 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? In this stirring and inspiring work, Eric Metaxas reclaims a long-lost sense of the heroic--the idea that certain lives are worthy of emulation. Get to know the seven men in this book, and your life will be immeasurably richer.


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Meet the Author

Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas is a truly versatile and prolific writer, whose works have ranged from popular apologetics to meticulously researched biographies, from cutting edge articles in top periodicals to children's storybooks. Whether it's essays, reviews, satire, or even poetry, Eric is a master communicator with the written word. He has even worked on Veggie Tales! His works have been translated into over twenty languages.

Eric is extensively involved in broadcasting, hosting his own syndicated radio program The Eric Metaxas Show since 2015, featuring in-depth interviews with high profile guests. He has also appeared on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News as a cultural commentator. He is an in-demand speaker internationally, and has delivered addresses at the White House, West Point, and many universities; he has also moderated public debates involving such high profile - and controversial - figures as Bishop John Spong, Peter Singer; and Bart Ehrman.

Eric's New York Times bestseller titles include the acclaimed Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy (2011 ECPA Book of the Year); as well as Miracles; Seven Women; Seven Men; Amazing Grace, and If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty. He has written more than thirty children's books, including the bestsellers Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving and It's Time to Sleep, My Love, illustrated by Nancy Tillman.

Eric's writing was first published in Atlantic Monthly, and has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Regeneration Quarterly, Christianity Today, National Review Online, Beliefnet and First Things. The American Booksellers Association chose Metaxas's The Birthday ABC as a 1995 Pick of the List and Amazon.com honored his Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving with their Number One Bestseller Award for Thanksgiving 1999.

Eric is the founder and host of Socrates in the City: Conversations on the Examined Life, a monthly event in New York City featuring entertaining and thought provoking discussions involving such speakers as Sir John Polkinghorne, Dr Armand Nicholi, Os Guinness, Lauren F. Winner and Peter Kreeft.

Eric was born in Queens, New York City in 1963 and grew up in Danbury, Connecticut. His father is of Greek descent and his mother of German, and he was raised in a Greek Orthodox environment, though he now attends the evangelical St George's Episcopal Church in New York. He graduated from Yale University, where he edited the humour magazine and won prizes for fiction writing. Eric now lives in Manhattan with his wife Susanne and their daughter.

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4 stars By Julie , Apr 12 2017
Eric Metaxas has done a great job in presenting these seven men: Washington, Wilberforce, Liddell, Bonhoeffer, Jackie Robinson, Pope John Paul 11 and Chuck Colson. I found Wilberforce  and Bonhoffer particularly inspiring and intend to read Metaxas' full biographies of these two men. Metaxas has a knack of presenting some of the lesser known details which formed these individual lives, which I found very interesting and not something I had come across before, increasing one's understanding of what motivated each person. A great bonus was the chapter on Corrie ten Boom, a taster for Metaxas' book 'Seven Women', which I also intend to read. If you are looking for inspiration, read this book.
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  • Catalogue Code 450349
  • Product Code 9780718087845
  • ISBN 0718087844
  • EAN 9780718087845
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Publication Date Apr 2016
  • Sales Rank #49488
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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