"A Seven Men" Man

First of all, thank-you for your prayers and concerns for my daughter Emma.  After a driveway mishap, she seemed OK, but vomited around midnight. Missy took her Pinnacle, where they performed a CT scan. She called back around 330 AM and said they’re taking her, by ambulance, to Hershey Med. with a skull fracture! Those word reverberated in my head, What does this mean?, What will they do? How bad is it?  Lord, be with her, heal her.

We’re thankful to have such a ‘world-class’ hospital/trauma centerjust minutes from our house.  We’re also thankful that she did not, seemingly, have any memory or cognitive (thinking) issues. Emma returned to school today (Monday) and even resumed her piano lessons. Life can be so fragile, yet resilient, all in one. Thank-you God for protecting my little girl.

I was given this book “Seven Men and the Secret of their Greatness” at Christmas and it’s my kind of book. Not so much because of the content, which is great, but because it’s an ‘easy read’. Each brief biography about 20 pages long. I tried writing a summary synopsis of each chapter but I was gridlocked, so I ‘borrowed’ bits and pieces from the internet, giving credit where credit is due.  I hope you enjoy and learn from these great men of faith.

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, “Seven 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.  goodreads.com