Seven Men Hardback

And the Secret of Their Greatness

by Eric Metaxas

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Seven Men

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Eric Metaxes, author of several bestselling biographies (Bonhoeffer, Wilberforce) has collected seven men that have practically demonstrated what manhood is all about.

What is true manhood? What makes a man in our modern world? It’s easy to get lost in today’s celebrity culture which prides itself on dodgy morals and superficial activities. So where have all the role models gone? Eric has delved into the past to find seven outstanding examples of true manhood:
•    George Washington – Founding Father of the United States
•    William Willerforce – British Parliament Member & Leader in the Abolishment of Slavery
•    Eric Liddell – Missionary & Scottish 400m Runner
•    Dietrich Bonhoeffer – German Pastor & Brave Enemy to Hitler’s Regime
•    Jackie Robinson – American Baseball Player & Challenger to Racial Segregation
•    Pope John Paul II – Reformer, Reconciler & Peacemaker
•    Charles W. Colson – One of the Watergate seven & founder of the Prison Fellowship

The expert biographer presents these Christian men in short portraits, illustrating the secret of their greatness to inspire the world changer inside of everyone.

About the Author

In a decidedly eclectic career, Eric Metaxas has written for VeggieTales, Chuck Colson and the New York Times, three things not ordinarily in the same sentence. He is a best-selling author whose biographies, children’s books and works of popular apologetics have been translated into Albanian, Portuguese, Spanish, Korean and Macedonian.

Eric Metaxas was born in New York City in 1963 and grew up in Danbury, Connecticut, attending the public schools there, and graduated from Yale University. Metaxas’ humour writing was first published in the Atlantic Monthly, and has appeared in The New York Times. Eric’s book and movie reviews, essays and poetry have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Regeneration Quarterly, Christianity Today, National Review Online, Beliefnet and First Things.

Eric has debated at the Oxford Union, the world’s oldest debating society, and speaks widely on a variety of topics. His no-holds-barred introductions of such figures as US Senator Joseph Lieberman, former Attorney General John Ashcroft, and Rick Warren have made him much sought after as an emcee and moderator. He has moderated debates with Bishop Spong and President Obama’s former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright; and has spoken at the White House, on Capitol Hill, at West Point, Yale, Cornell, Princeton and many other venues, and was this past year the featured speaker at the Lousiana Governor’s Prayer Breakfast in Baton Rouge. In 2007 he was made an Honorary Fellow of the prestigious British-American Project, the only person ever to have been afforded this privilege.

Eric attends Calvary/St. George’s Episcopal Church, and lives in Manhattan, New York, with his wife and daughter.

Seven Men by Eric Metaxas was published by Thomas Nelson in March 2013 and is our 24966th best seller. The ISBN for Seven Men is 9781595554697.

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In Seven Men, New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas presents seven exquisitely crafted short portraits of widely known—but not well understood—Christian men, each of whom uniquely showcases a commitment to live by certain virtues in the truth of the gospel.

Written in a beautiful and engaging style, Seven Men addresses what it means (or should mean) to be a man today, at a time when media and popular culture present images of masculinity that are not the picture presented in Scripture and historic civil life. What does it take to be a true exemplar as a father, brother, husband, leader, coach, counselor, change agent, and wise man? What does it mean to stand for honesty, courage, and charity, especially at times when the culture and the world run counter to those values?

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.
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Chapter 1: George Washington
Chapter 2: William Willerforce
Chapter 3: Eric Liddell
Chapter 4: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Chapter 5: Jackie Robinson
Chapter 6: Pope John Paul II
Chapter 7: Charles W. Colson


Praise for: Seven Men

“In a day when children are growing up stunted because of our diet of empty-headed celebrities and contemptible villains, true heroism and manliness needs special nourishment. Eric Metaxes has done it again, and again we are in his debt.” – Os Guinness, author of ‘A Free People’s Suicide’

“We all need great examples… we need to be inspired. That’s what Eric does. I highly recommend this very readable book.” – Denny Rydberg, president of Young Life

“In looking back to seven outstanding men of history, Eric helps us understand the essential elements of manhood in any age.” – The Hon, Gregory W, Slayton, author of national bestseller ‘Be a Better Dad Today’

Praise for NY Times Bestseller: Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

“This is an important book and I hope many people will read it.” – President George W. Bush

“… intelligent, moving, well researched, vividly written, and rich in implication for our own lives.” – Archbishop Charles Chaput, ‘First Things’

Praise for Bestseller: Amazing Grace

“Magnificent… Metaxes’s work will stand as a living landmark.” – The Rev. Floyd Flake

“A superb history of the British campaign against slavery… Amazing Grace will prove to you how great a human effort abolition demanded.” – Stanley Crouch, from the New York Daily News

“A crackling bonfire of truth and clarity… [He tells this story] with such a sharp eye and ready wit and moral passion that we are caught up in the momentum of it and blown away.” – John Wilson, Books & Culture

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherThomas Nelson (March 2013)
Number of Pages211
Thickness23 mm
Height231 mm
Width157 mm
Product Code4071213
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