Seven Men

And the Secret of Their Greatness
CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: BN11052
Released: Apr 01, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781480521254
Narrator/s: Tom Parks
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Description

Seven Men offers answers in the captivating stories of some of the greatest men who have ever lived. In this gallery of greatness, seven historical figures come to life as real people who experienced struggles and challenges that probably would have destroyed the resolve of most other men. What was their secret? How did George Washington resist the temptation to become the first king of America, and why did William Wilberforce give up the chance to be prime minister of England? What made Eric Liddell cast aside an almost certain Olympic gold medal? What enabled Jackie Robinson to surrender his right to fight back against racists, or Dietrich Bonhoeffer to jeopardize his freedom and safety to defy the Nazis? What gave John Paul II the ability to identify with the most helpless members of human society and even to forgive the man who tried to murder him? And why would Chuck Colson volunteer to go to prison when he didn' t have to? The seven men in this compelling volume evince one particular quality: that of surrendering themselves to a higher purpose, of giving something away that they might have kept. Having heroes and role models was always tremendously important for society, but in the last few decades this has changed, with seriously troubling results. Eric Metaxas says it' s time to reverse the trend. With vitality and warmth, the New York Times bestselling author restores to the listener a sense of the heroic -- the idea that certain lives are worthy of emulation. Get to know these seven men, and your life will be immeasurably richer.

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Author(s): Eric Metaxas
Product Number EB00702191
Released: Apr 11, 2017
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: #9780718087845
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Author(s): Eric Metaxas
Product Number EB00459934
Released: Jul 16, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: #9781595554703

Professional reviews

"What do President George Washington, baseball legend Jackie Robinson, Pope John Paul II, abolitionist William Wilberforce, missionary Eric Liddell, and Nixon conspirator Charles Colson have in common? Writer Eric Metaxas believes all seven men were great and credits their faith in God for their success. This is surprising in the case of Colson, who found religion after his conviction for his part in the Watergate scandal. Narrator Tom Parks gives voice to Metaxas's beliefs in this strongly Christian book about the importance of faith in the historical world and today. Parks sounds earnest and sincere as he recounts the lives of the men and the religious epiphanies that changed their lives. His delivery is straightforward, even when the message sounds like it's coming from a pulpit. M.S. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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