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Seven Women and the Secret of Their Greatness

Seven Women and the Secret of Their Greatness

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The award-winning author of Bonhoeffer and Seven Men presents fascinating biographical sketches of seven of history's greatest women, each of whom left an enduring legacy by following God's call upon her life. The subjects are: Joan of Arc, Susanna Wesley, Hannah More, Maria Skobtsova, Corrie ten Boom, Mother Teresa, and Rosa Parks.

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About "Seven Women and the Secret of Their Greatness"

The award-winning author of Bonhoeffer and Seven Men presents fascinating biographical sketches of seven of history's greatest women, each of whom left an enduring legacy by following God's call upon her life. The subjects are: Joan of Arc, Susanna Wesley, Hannah More, Maria Skobtsova, Corrie ten Boom, Mother Teresa, and Rosa Parks.
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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, each of whom changed the course of history by following God's call upon their lives?as women.

Each of the world-changing figures who stride across these pages?Joan of Arc, Susanna Wesley, Hannah More, Maria Skobtsova, Corrie ten Boom, Mother Teresa, and Rosa Parks?is an exemplary model of true womanhood. Teenaged Joan of Arc followed God's call and liberated her country, dying a heroic martyr's death. Susanna Wesley had nineteen 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 twentieth-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 readers to lives shaped by the truth of the gospel.


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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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5 stars By Joanna, Dec 30 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed this book (and quickly went on to read "7 Men").  I appreciated the wide range of women, their skill sets and diverse time periods. Having read a fair number of biographies I particularly appreciated Metaxas' style of quick bio sketch, the particular highlights and then summary life lesson. In some ways it was even a devotional. He did not portray them as perfect at all, rather showed how God used their strengths and weaknesses for His glory. Well done. I highly recommend these books. 
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All women should read this
5 stars By Naykax, Apr 08 2016
I Loved reading this book. It was my first Metaxas book and I received it for Christmas, I am now on my 3rd by March and a fan of Eric!
I loved reading about these women of faith, most of whom I had never heard of. I found that each one had a different story to tell, a  great deal of hardships and how they made it though with God and changed others lives. These women set wonderful examples for all women and this book is more than  satisfying for the advid reader and fantastic for those that don't read allot as each of the 7 women is broken into small chapters, like 7 short stories. Do yourself a favour and get 7 women!
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  • Catalogue Code 421236
  • Product Code 9780718037291
  • ISBN 0718037294
  • EAN 9780718037291
  • Pages 256
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Publication Date Sep 2015
  • Sales Rank #1474
  • Dimensions 212 x 139 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.217kg
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