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  • And the Secret of Their Greatness
  • By: Eric Metaxas
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
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By: Eric Metaxas
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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 listeners to a more elevated walk and lifestyle, one that embodies the gospel in the world around us.

©2016 Eric Metaxas (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

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  • Turbo1466
  • 28-03-20

Amazing, really good lessons for everyone

Really shows good role models and there positive influences with God’s help. I’d listen more than once.

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  • Cameron Gerken
  • 06-04-20

Wow this is spectacular

Such a spectacular book I have the actual book in my room but I have never read it before and now I did what a great book

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  • J.Brock
  • 16-12-20

For Such A Time As This

Eric Metaxas, as he did with "Bonhoeffer" and "If You can Keep It" among others, knocks it out of the park here. "Seven Men" is the story of seven truly masculine Christian men, who stood strong in their respective ages against all kinds of injustices. Two, Eric Liddell and Bonhoeffer, were martyrs. The others suffered all kinds of injustices but felt they were born for specific purposes. How inspiring for the world today. For those of us here are called to be a light in this very dark world. Tom Parks's narration is exceptional. His pacing is even and extremely consistent.

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  • TD
  • 11-04-22

Think about these things!

As iron sharpens iron, understanding these great men led by God will lead you to a more significant life under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

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  • Linda L. Guevara
  • 04-08-21

It touched me in ways I wasn’t ready for

Parts of this book got me emotional almost to tears at times
Now it’s your turn read it and find your connection

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  • Carol Mayo
  • 29-12-22

Wonderful!


The stories of these seven men made me thankful for people who shared the truth of Christ with me.

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  • logan
  • 13-12-22

Fantastic book loved it

Typical for this author, great read. Great stories about great men from history to teach us something about what’s possible.

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  • Margaret A Monahan
  • 07-12-22

Outstanding!

I love the details Metaxas uncovers when he write biographies. He has a way of introducing the reader to the real persons.

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  • Logophile
  • 12-11-22

7 Men and the Secret of Their Greatness

In 7 Men, Eric Metaxes, brilliantly and with heartfelt respect, has told the abbreviated biographies - the "Readers' Digest" version - of seven great men. Lining them up in chronological order, he tells about their failures, struggles, their moral and spiritual development, the shaping forces in their lives, their ultimate moral tipping points, and their impact on the world.

Never boring, often quite moving, Seven Men is a book I wish I had read long ago. Now I want to read 7 Women, Bonhoffer's Letters from Prison, and several others, so my "to read" stack grows exponentially - but what great recommendations!

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  • M. Rau
  • 08-07-22

Well Done and Great format

I definitely enjoyed the way Eric Metaxas presented each of these biographies. Short but thorough and always kept my attention. I plan on getting other books written by Eric since I liked this one so much.