Eric Metaxas is most-known for his biography, Bonhoeffer. It was labeled as a biography of uncommon power and received the award for Book of the Year.
Metaxas is currently the voice of BreakPoint, a radio commentary (www.breakpoint.org) that is broadcast on 1,400 radio outlets with an audience of eight million.
Metaxas’ newest title 7Men & their secret of greatness is a compilation of brief biographies of men who made a difference and left a mark on the world that is worth mentioning. The 7 men listed are:
- George Washington
- William Wilberforce
- Eric Liddell
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
- Jackie Robinson
- Pope John Paul II
- Charles W. Colson
Each of these men achieved a level of greatness because of circumstances that each faced.
Washington refused to relinquish power on two occasions.
Wilberforce fought the slave trade based on his strong, holy convictions.
Lidell was known for his passion for running yet glorifying God and doing HIs will as a missionary.
Bonhoeffer was a pastor & theologian who strived in the Holacaust for the sake of the Jews.
Robinson broke the color-barrier in Major League Baseball and opened a door of change that exists today.
Pope John Paul II is helped draw attention to Parkinson’s disease & the unborn children. He did this through the utmost humility.
Chuck Colson is widely known for his many faults & mistakes in his early service to President Nixon. But he is also known for his great service to the King of Kings in the later years of his life. He is a story of true redemption to the one farthest from God.
Metaxas writes about men who were God’s men at a time when men were most needed.
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