What is a man and what makes a man great? Metaxas offers seven exquisitely crafted portraits of widely known---but not well understood---great men from history. You'll be inspired by the lives these seven men lived, often in the face of overwhelming adversity, and always at heroic sacrifice to themselves for the sake of others.

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Best-selling author of BONHOEFFER

Eric Metaxas is the author of New York Times #1 bestseller and ECPA “Book of the Year,” Bonhoeffer; the bestseller Amazing Grace; and more than thirty other books. He is currently the voice of BreakPoint, a radio commentary broadcast on 1,400 radio outlets with an audience of 8 million.

Metaxas was the keynote speaker at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., and was awarded the Canterbury Medal in 2011 by the Becket Fund for Religious Freedom. Metaxas has written for VeggieTales, Chuck Colson, and the New York Times. He currently lives in New York with his wife and daughter.

Go to ericmetaxas.com


They have spoken

  • “This is a book to read, to read aloud to others, and then read again. In a day when children are growing up stunted because of our diet of empty-headed celebrities and contemptible villains, true heroism and manliness needs special nourishment. Eric Metaxas has done it again, and again we are in his debt.”

    Os Guinness, author A Free People's Suicide

  • “One of my favorite authors is Eric Metaxas. His biographies on William Wilberforce and Dietrich Bonhoeffer are compelling and his weekly Breakpoint commentaries are powerful and thought provoking. His latest effort, Seven Men, is designed to provide men and those becoming men, with positive role models that practically illustrate what manhood is all about. He does this by focusing on seven men who have lived and served well. We all need great examples; we need to understand what it means to be a man and what God intends men to be; and we need to be inspired. That’s what Eric does. I recommend this very readable book highly.”

    Denny Rydberg, President of Young Life

  • “What is true manhood? And what makes a man in our 21st century? These are vital questions that my friend Eric Metaxas helps us wrestle with in this great new book. In looking back to seven outstanding men of history, Eric helps us understand the essential elements of manhood in any age. This is a superb work—and I highly recommend it.”

    The Hon. Gregory W. Slayton, author of national bestseller Be a Better Dad Today



Written in a beautiful and engaging style, Seven Men presents the portraits of seven truly great men from history. Together, the lives of these seven men help answer some tremendously important questions that almost everyone has, namely: What is a man? And what makes a man great? And they help answer the single question that every man asks at one time or another, whether implicitly or explicitly: How can I be great in my own life?

  • George Washington

  • William Wilberforce

  • Eric Liddell

  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • Jackie Robinson

  • Pope John Paul II

  • Charles W. Colson

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 the reader to a life worthy of him, to the life for which he was created--to greatness and even heroism.


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