• Seven Men

  • And the Secret of Their Greatness
  • By: Eric Metaxas
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (312 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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Men of Honor and true prestige

Soli Deo Gloria peace only through Him alone. Thankful to Eric for this gripping biography of great men. May we rejoice with them in heaven as we praise our King.

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Enlightening

Greatness has many definitions and experiences. With each seven individuals, you could see their greatness.

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If Christlike equates to Great...

This book will appeal. It is somewhat esoteric and induces thought as to what is greatness. Certainly the author's choices are interesting.

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Inspirational

Narrator was fantastic. The stories were inspiring and uplifting. Each story made me want to learn more about the 7 men. It shows how the ordinary become extraordinary through the application of their faith.