In 7 Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness, New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas presents seven exquisitely crafted short portraits of widely known-but not well understood-Christian men, each of whom uniquely showcases a commitment to live by certain virtues in the truth of the gospel.
Written in a beautiful and engaging style, 7 Men addresses what it means (or should mean) to be a man today, at a time when media and popular culture present images of masculinity that are not the picture presented in Scripture and historic civil life. What does it take to be a true exemplar as a father, brother, husband, leader, coach, counselor, change agent, and wise man? What does it mean to stand for honesty, courage, and charity, especially at times when the culture and the world run counter to those values?
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 more elevated walk and lifestyle, one that embodies the gospel in the world around us.
Eric Metaxas is the author of New York Times #1 bestseller Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. He is currently the voice of BreakPoint, heard across 1,400 radio outlets by an audience of 8 million. He lives in New York with his wife and daughter.
As a speaker, writer, cultural commentator, and collaborator of worldview initiatives, it is John Stonestreet's passion to illuminate a biblical worldview for today's culture.
In his shared role with The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview and also with Summit Ministries, John directs conferences and curriculum projects, speaks to groups nationally and internationally, consults on worldview education for schools and churches, and appears frequently on web and radio broadcasts.
John is heard daily as the host of The Point®, under the sponsorship of The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview as well as the Center's daily BreakPoint® program with co-host, Eric Metaxas, now heard on 1400 outlets across the country. He also hosts BreakPoint This Week®, featuring interviews and conversations with leading worldview leaders and thinkers, including former President, Jimmy Carter.
John's thought-provoking commentaries on current events and life issues speaks to listeners where they live, providing a resource to understand and confront the challenges and cultural questions we all face on a daily basis.
He holds degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (IL) and Bryan College (TN), and is the co-author of Making Sense of Your World: A Biblical Worldview from Sheffield Press.
John and his wife, Sarah have three daughters and live in Colorado Springs.