Summary

In Seven Men, New YorkTimes best-selling author Eric Metaxas presents seven exquisitely craftedshort portraits of widely known-but not well understood-Christian men, each ofwhom uniquely showcases a commitment to live by certain virtues in the truth ofthe gospel.

Written in a beautiful and engagingstyle, Seven Men addresses what it means (or should mean) to be a mantoday, at a time when media and popular culture present images of masculinitythat are not the picture presented in Scripture and historic civil life. Whatdoes 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 forhonesty, courage, and charity, especially at times when the culture and theworld run counter to those values?

Eachof the seven biographies represents the life of a man who experiencedthe struggles and challenges to be strong in the face of forces andcircumstances that would have destroyed the resolve of lesser men. Each of theseven men profiled-George Washington, William Wilberforce, Eric Liddell,Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jackie Robinson, John Paul II, and Charles Colson-call thereader to a more elevated walk and lifestyle, one that embodies the gospel inthe world around us.