7 Men : And The Secret Of Their Greatness by Eric Metaxas
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In his book “Seven Men,” Eric Metaxas explores the lives of seven Christian men who exemplify virtues and values rooted in the gospel. Metaxas presents detailed portraits of George Washington, William Wilberforce, Eric Liddell, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jackie Robinson, John Paul II, and Charles Colson, shedding light on their commitment to living with integrity. These men inspire us to embrace a higher standard of living that reflects the teachings of the gospel.
Each biography highlights the challenges these men faced and the resilience they displayed in the face of adversity. By examining their lives, Metaxas delves into important questions such as what it means to be a true exemplar in various roles and how to embody qualities like honesty, courage, and charity. His engaging writing style captivates readers, urging them to critically evaluate societal notions of masculinity and align themselves with the moral compass of Scripture and historic civil life.
“Seven Men” has received praise for its impact on readers. Os Guinness, the author of “A Free People’s Suicide,” applauds Metaxas for providing nourishment to a society that often idolizes empty-headed celebrities and reprehensible villains. The book offers a remedy to the stunted growth of our youth by showcasing true heroism and manliness. Similarly, Gregory W. Slayton, the author of “Be a Better Dad Today,” commends Metaxas for grappling with the essential elements of manhood in any era by studying the lives of outstanding men from history.
If you’re searching for insight into what it means to be a man in the 21st century, Eric Metaxas’ “Seven Men” is a must-read. It not only challenges popular culture’s portrayal of masculinity but also encourages its readers to think critically, act honorably, and lead by example.