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Seven Men and Seven Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness

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Two beloved Metaxas classics in a single, compact edition.

In this new, one-volume edition that brings together two of his most popular works, #1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas explores the question of what makes a great person greatSeven Men and Seven Women tells the captivating stories of fourteen heroic individuals who changed the course of history and
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Paperback, 496 pages
Published October 2nd 2018 by Thomas Nelson
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Jim Keating
Jul 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is well written and a concise sketch of 14 outstanding humans, examples for us today in displaying character, passion, knowledge and perseverance. Historical, informational, inspirational
Susan
Jan 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A book I will reread which is saying a lot for me because I hardly ever reread books. The author writes in a way that makes it easy to understand but also interesting so you want to keep reading to see how things go. Some of the men and women in this book I had never heard of before but after learning about their stories i found myself wanting to dig in deeper to learn even more about them. I will be reading more books by this author because his research and the way he writes is 10/10 in my opti ...more
Krystie Herndon
Jan 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
I enjoy biographies because I often gain new heroes to emulate. Some of these 14 bios were better than others--better meaning that the author rambled less, and allowed the subject of the bio to sparkle more. My favorites were the ones on Eric Liddell--it's no coincidence that Chariots of Fire is one of my top three favorite movies--and Mother Teresa, one of the first faces in the news I remember recognizing as a child; both of their stories were simple breathtaking. ...more
Philip Clapham
Dec 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Happy I read it. Learned about people I had never heard of before. Relatively quick read. Not boring. The author’s style is not the best but this is a biography book so doesn’t matter as much as other types of books.
Jeff Rader
May 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book(s). They helped me know more about a few people that I didn’t really know. I enjoy the style of the writer. A few other biographies I’ve read were not as straight forward and moved around. He stays on target and helps you get to know a person from birth to death.
Kelley Johnson
Mar 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful glimpse into the the lives of fourteen extraordinary people whose lives changed the world. Quick and easy to read, it wets the apatite for a deeper plunge into more of Metaxas' writings. This was, ironically, the seventh book I completed in 2021. ...more
Eric
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful set of short biographies. An excellent read for someone who doesn’t feel confident reading lengthy biographies.
Debbie
Nov 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very good
Many good facts
Inspirational men and women
Good chapter lengths -
Landon Coleman
Jan 31, 2021 rated it it was ok
Easy to read. Interesting application for leaders. Mostly hagiography.
Esther McCallum
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

I very much enjoyed learning new things about the men and women I had heard of and I enjoyed reading about the others I had not heard of
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In a decidedly eclectic career, Eric Metaxas has written for VeggieTales, Chuck Colson, Rabbit Ears Productions and the New York Times, four things not ordinarily in the same sentence. He is a best-selling author whose biographies, children’s books, and works of popular apologetics have been translated into more than 25 languages.

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