Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness

Do you like biographies? Biography is a person’s worldview and theology in practice. That is why I really enjoyed reading the book Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness by Eric Metaxas. What I really liked about this book is how Eric picked seven men, who are entirely different and gave brief and in-depth summaries of their lives. But the best part is at the end of each biography when Eric gives short life lessons that can be learned from each person.

Here is the list of men in the book:

  1. George Washington — I learned some things about George Washington that I didn’t realize before. 
  2. William Wilberforce — Eric Metaxas has an excellent whole biography book on this person. 
  3. Eric Liddell — you learn so much more about Eric Liddell besides him not competing on Sunday.
  4. Dietrich Bonhoeffer — author has fantastic complete biography of Bonhoeffer. One of my favorite biographies!
  5. Jackie Robinson — I don’t know much about baseball, but I found Jackie’s life story inspiring and encouraging.
  6. Pope Paul II — It was interesting to learn about the pope’s life and the things he went through.
  7. Charles W. Colson — a fascinating person who went from having his office next to President Nixon to being in prison.

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