Seven Men - Eric Metaxas

Seven Men

By Eric Metaxas

  • Release Date: 2013-04-29
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 97 Ratings

Description

In Seven Men, New York Times bestselling 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. This book answers questions like:
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?And how can you stand 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.

Reviews

  • Powerful

    5
    By Jesus pep
    This book was very powerful. Some of the most courageous men that have come through American history. Very life changing testimonies and great men who had great perseverance, even when others turn on them. It amazing how God can use a life, like He did with these men. Ever man believer and non should read this book!!
  • Seven Men

    5
    By Rymaga5
    This is a very enlightening book. I grew up in the era of Jackie Robinson and was a young man during the Watergate crisis. I can relate a lot of my own experiences to some of the experiences of these seven individuals. Eric Metaxas is a brilliant writer. He writes with great passion and humility. This is a wonderful book for anyone to read. Thank you Eric for enriching my life.