Seven Women and the Secret of Their Greatness
Written by Eric Metaxas
Published at Thomas Nelson
About the book
In his eagerly anticipated follow-up to the enormously successful Seven Men, New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas gives us seven captivating portraits of some of history’s greatest women, each of whom changed the course of history by following God’s call upon their lives—as women.
Each of the world-changing figures who stride across these pages—Joan of Arc, Susanna Wesley, Hannah More, Maria Skobtsova, Corrie ten Boom, Mother Teresa, and Rosa Parks—is an exemplary model of true womanhood. Teenaged Joan of Arc followed God’s call and liberated her country, dying a heroic martyr’s death. Susanna Wesley had nineteen children and gave the world its most significant evangelist and its greatest hymn-writer, her sons John and Charles. Corrie ten Boom, arrested for hiding Dutch Jews from the Nazis, survived the horrors of a concentration camp to astonish the world by forgiving her tormentors. And Rosa Parks’ deep sense of justice and unshakeable dignity and faith helped launch the twentieth-century’s greatest social movement.
Writing in his trademark conversational and engaging style, Eric Metaxas reveals how the other extraordinary women in this book achieved their greatness, inspiring readers to lives shaped by the truth of the gospel.
While I was reading Seven Men to review a few months ago, I realized that the author was going to publish Seven Women in the fall. I was greatly excited because I was enjoying Seven Men so much. I was pleased to see the title being available to review through the publisher and quickly jumped on the opportunity to read it. I wasn’t disappointed. Seven Women is as interesting as Seven Men was. Reading about strong pillars of faith is very good because it allows you to discover how they lived their life as Christians.
The book contains the biographies of seven women who are still a great example of faith to many who discover their lives. The seven women that you will read through the pages of this book are Joan of Arc, Susanna Wesley, Hannah More, Saint Maria of Paris, Corrie ten Boom, Rosa Parks, and Mother Teresa. Each of these women are extraordinary in their own ways. Think of Joan of Arc for example. A young lady who was called by God to lead and liberate the French from the English. She had to face the fact that back in these days women were not leaders of an army and persuade the future king of France that she would be able to do so.
I was familiar with some of these women like Joan of Arc, Susanna Wesley, Corrie ten Boom and Mother Teresa and less familiar with the other ones. However, the author had a way of presenting the information that even if I knew about some of them, I was captivated by their lives and learn a few things about them. The book is a great introduction to the lives of seven women whose faith was strong. I think it is a wonderful book, along with the Seven Men one, to discover whether you are an high school student or an adult.
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The book is also available for Kindle.
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