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  1. Seven Men And the Secret of Their Greatness
    Seven Men And the Secret of Their Greatness
    Eric Metaxas
    Thomas Nelson / 2013 / Hardcover
    $15.99 Retail: $24.99 Save 36% ($9.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 21 Reviews
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  1. Carleton Place, ON
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Powerful and Inspiring
    October 1, 2013
    Pastor Al
    Carleton Place, ON
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Summary

    Eric Metaxas brings his skill as a writer and researcher to this excellent series of biographies. Each man's story is told with care, accuracy and depth, giving us important insights and reflections on their life and spiritual journeys. Each chapter stands on its own as a great piece of writing and together they make a life-changing book.

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    I haven't read a lot of biographies. I prefer theological and practical discipleship books. That being said, one of the greatest gifts that came from receiving "7 Men" to review was the inspiration to read more biographies — because I loved it! What an inspiring book.

    I've really been missing out and Metaxas' introduction gives some great reasons why it is important to put aside other things to read biographies of great men (and women): We need heroes!

    Certainly Jesus is the hero for all generations, but God seems to have designed humanity with the need to follow in the footsteps of less-divine men as well. All of us need to find people we can look up to and emulate (and learn from when they catastrophically blow it). We need mentors who are right in front of us, in our homes, churches and neighbourhoods, and those who have passed from this life. Without giving these people influence over our lives we live life myopic at best, or blind at worst. "7 Men" gives us a great sampling of heroes to help open our eyes.

    Metaxas is an incredible writer and intelligent scholar, but what surprised me about this book was that he wrote more as a fan than a researcher. His accurate language and love for details were all there, and the writing was impeccable, but the heart behind the words was what really came to the forefront. He wants every reader — particularly the men — to be as inspired, excited and amazed by these men as he is. And not just the men, but by the God who created these men, the Christ who saved them, and the Holy Spirit who lived in their hearts and motivated their lives.

    This is no dry series of biographies full of events and dates. This book is meant to challenge and motivate us to a greater awareness of life. Each biography gives us lessons to learn, habits to adopt, mistakes to avoid and points us to God as our ultimate source of wisdom and strength.
  2. San Diego
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Really good overview of these men
    September 26, 2013
    Glen
    San Diego
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Excellent source for men's ministry. It would be even better if there were some questions in the back to use for either personal or groups.
  3. Mankato, MN
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Eric Metaxas' work is outstanding!
    August 9, 2013
    Paul Nolting
    Mankato, MN
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Eric Metaxas has provided an excellent study of what it means to be a godly man. His seven brief biographies reveal men making principled decisions often at great personal expense in service to God, country, and our fellowmen. It is an inspiring read and should be on the short list of all men and their sons!
  4. Hayes, VA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Well done mix of history and Christianity
    July 31, 2013
    Maddog
    Hayes, VA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Great read with valuable life lessons from important Christian figures in history. I hope he does more books on this theme!
  5. NE Ohio
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A great book for every American family
    July 31, 2013
    Richard Hoover
    NE Ohio
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Eric Metaxas has done a wonderful job of highlighting the courage displayed and the many accomplishments of the men covered in 7 Men and the Secret of Their Greatness. With all the pressure Christians face to conform to the standards of a world opposed to God, every parent should make sure their children understand the importance of the sacrifices made by the men in this book.
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