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. The book will show that knowledge is power, and they cannot be discounted.

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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.

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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



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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