Life God and Other Small Topics

Life  God  and Other Small Topics
Author: Eric Metaxas
Pages: 382
ISBN: 9780452298651
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Release: 2012
Editor: Penguin Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Following the extraordinary success of the "New York Times" bestseller "Bonhoeffer," Metaxas' latest book offers inspirational and intellectually rigorous thoughts about the great questions surrounding us all today.

Socrates in the City

Socrates in the City
Author: Anonim
Pages: 382
ISBN: 1101550295
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A book of essays based on the popular lecture series in New York City offers inspirational and intellectually rigorous thoughts about the great questions surrounding life, and includes contributions by Dr. Francis Collins, N.T. Wright, Os Guinness, and George Weigel.

Martin Luther

Martin Luther
Author: Eric Metaxas
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781101980019
Available:
Release: 2017
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explores the life of Martin Luther, delving into his life and works, as well as how his ideas had a profound impact on later conceptions of faith, virtue, and freedom.

Seven Men

Seven Men
Author: Eric Metaxas
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780718087845
Available:
Release: 2016-04-12
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A beautiful gift edition of this instant classic exclusively for graduates, with a special letter from Eric Metaxas to those entering the next phase of life’s journey. What makes a great man great? In Seven Men, New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas explores that most important of questions in through the captivating stories of some of the greatest men who have ever lived. How did George Washington resist the temptation to become the first king of America, and why did William Wilberforce give up the chance to be prime minister of England? What made Eric Liddell cast aside an almost certain Olympic gold medal? What enabled Jackie Robinson to surrender his right to fight back against racists, or Dietrich Bonhoeffer to jeopardize his freedom and safety to defy the Nazis? In this stirring and inspiring work, Eric Metaxas reclaims a long-lost sense of the heroic--the idea that certain lives are worthy of emulation. Get to know the seven men in this book, and your life will be immeasurably richer.

Seven Women

Seven Women
Author: Eric Metaxas
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780718087883
Available:
Release: 2016-04-12
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A beautiful gift edition of this instant classic exclusively for graduates, with a special letter from Eric Metaxas to those entering the next phase of life’s journey. What makes a great woman great? In Seven Women, New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas provides an answer by telling the captivating stories of seven women who changed the course of history and impacted the world in astonishing ways. Teenaged Joan of Arc heard God’s command and led the French army to a mighty victory over the British. Susanna Wesley, the mother of nineteen children, gave the world its most significant evangelist and its greatest hymn-writer, her sons John and Charles. Corrie ten Boom risked her life to hide Dutch Jews from the Nazis in World War II and somehow survived the horrors of a concentration camp, but her greatest feat was her forgiveness of her tormentors years later. And Rosa Parks’s God-given sense of justice and unshakable dignity helped launch the twentieth century’s greatest social movement. Seven Women reveals how the extraordinary women profiled here achieved their greatness, inspiring readers to lives propelled by a call beyond themselves.

Seven More Men

Seven More Men
Author: Eric Metaxas
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780310358909
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Release: 2020-04-14
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Seven More Men, the sequel to the enormously successful Seven Men, #1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas offers more captivating stories of some of the most inspiring men in history. A gallery of greatness comes to life as Metaxas reveals men who faced insurmountable struggles and challenges with victorious resolve. Heroes and role models have always been tremendously important--essential for inspiring our lives and shaping the world. But in the last few decades, the need for men of valor and integrity is more vital than ever. Award-winning biographer Eric Metaxas restores a sense of the heroic in the compelling profiles of Martin Luther, George Whitefield, William Booth, George Washington Carver, Sergeant Alvin York, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and Billy Graham. Each man evinces a particular quality: the courage to surrender themselves to a higher purpose, and the willingness to give something dear to them away for the good of others. With vitality and warmth, Metaxas draws electrifying insights for our daily lives from the inexhaustible richness of history. Inevitably inspiring, this anthology reminds us that certain qualities are worthy of emulation. Becoming acquainted with these seven heroes cannot fail to make your life immeasurably richer.

Bonhoeffer

Bonhoeffer
Author: Eric Metaxas
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9781418556341
Available:
Release: 2011-08-29
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WHO BETTER TO FACE THE GREATEST EVIL OF THE 20TH CENTURY THAN A HUMBLE MAN OF FAITH? As Adolf Hitler and the Nazis seduced a nation, bullied a continent, and attempted to exterminate the Jews of Europe, a small number of dissidents and saboteurs worked to dismantle the Third Reich from the inside. One of these was Dietrich Bonhoeffer—a pastor and author. In this New York Times best-selling biography, Eric Metaxas takes both strands of Bonhoeffer’s life—the theologian and the spy—and draws them together to tell a searing story of incredible moral courage in the face of monstrous evil. Metaxas presents the fullest accounting of Bonhoeffer’s heart-wrenching decision to leave the safe haven of America to return to Hitler’s Germany, and sheds new light on Bonhoeffer’s involvement in the famous Valkyrie plot and in “Operation 7,” the effort to smuggle Jews into neutral Switzerland. In a deeply moving narrative, Metaxas uses previously unavailable documents?including personal letters, detailed journal entries, and firsthand personal accounts?to reveal dimensions of Bonhoeffer's life and theology never before seen. "Bonhoeffer is the story of a life framed by a passion for truth and a commitment to justice on behalf of those who face implacable evil. Includes Readers’ Guide “[A] beautifully constructed biography.” —Alan Wolfe, The New Republic “Metaxas tells Bonhoeffer’s story with passion and theological sophistication. . . .” —Wall Street Journal “[A] weighty, riveting analysis of the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. . . .” —Publishers Weekly “Metaxas presents Bonhoeffer as a clear-headed, deeply convicted Christian who submitted to no one and nothing except God and his Word.” —Christianity Today “Metaxas has written a book that adds a new dimension to World War II, a new understanding of how evil can seize the soul of a nation and a man of faith can confront it. . . .” —Thomas Fleming, author, The New Dealers’ War “Metaxas has created a biography of uncommon power—intelligent, moving, well researched,vividly written, and rich in implication for our own lives. Or to put it another way: Buy this book. Read it. Then buy another copy and give it to a person you love. It’s that good.” —Archbishop Charles Chaput, First Things "A definitive Bonhoeffer biography for the 21st century." —Kirkus Reviews 2011 ECPA Book of the Year 2011 Canterbury Medal by the Becket Fund recognizing courage in the defense of religious liberty 2011 Christopher Award winner highlighting the power of faith, courage, and action "A definitive Bonhoeffer biography for the 21st century." -Kirkus Reviews

Bonhoeffer Abridged

Bonhoeffer Abridged
Author: Eric Metaxas
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780718016197
Available:
Release: 2014-10-07
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the New York Times best-selling author, Eric Metaxas, an abridged version of the groundbreaking biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the greatest heroes of the twentieth century, a man who stood up to Hitler. A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of monstrous evil. As Adolf Hitler and the Nazis seduced a nation, bullied a continent, and attempted to exterminate the Jews of Europe, a young pastor named Dietrich Bonhoeffer become one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Führer, and he was hanged in Flossenberg concentration camp at age thirty-nine. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the twentieth century. Bonhoeffer brings the reader face-to-face with a man determined to do the will of God radically, courageously, and joyfully—even to the point of death. It is the story of a life framed by a passion for truth and a commitment to justice on behalf of those who face implacable evil.

Bonhoeffer Study Guide

Bonhoeffer Study Guide
Author: Eric Metaxas
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781595555892
Available:
Release: 2014-02-11
Editor: HarperChristian Resources
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this four-session video-based small group Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas will help you discover the major themes of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s writing and speaking and how he not only helped transform an entire faith community in Germany during World War II, but how his beliefs continue to impact the Christian faith of people throughout the world today. Filmed on location in Germany, Metaxas will take you on a religious journey of Bonhoeffer’s faith and why it has captured so many people’s imaginations and how it has inspired the Christian faith of so many today. Pulling themes from all of his major books, Metaxas helps us understand why these spiritual truths meant so much to Bonhoeffer and how they can be an inspiration and challenge to our faith. This study guide will lead you and your group deeper with session-by-session discussion topics, personal reflection, and between-session studies to enhance the group experience. Sessions include: What is the Church? Living in Christian Community Religionless Christianity Come and Die Designed for use with the Bonhoeffer Video Guide (sold separately).

Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving

Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving
Author: Eric Metaxas
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781400321407
Available:
Release: 2012-08-27
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Experience the true story from American history about the spiritual roots and historical beginnings of Thanksgiving. This entertaining and historical story shows that the actual hero of Thanksgiving was neither white nor Indian but God. In 1608, English traders came to Massachusetts and captured a twelve-year-old Indian, Squanto, and sold him into slavery. He was raised by Christians and taught faith in God. Ten years later he was sent home to America. Upon arrival, he learned an epidemic had wiped out his entire village. But God had plans for Squanto. God delivered a Thanksgiving miracle: an English-speaking Indian living in the exact place where the Pilgrims landed in a strange new world.

Seven Men and Seven Women

Seven Men and Seven Women
Author: Eric Metaxas
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781400211098
Available:
Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 great? Seven Men and Seven Women tells the captivating stories of fourteen heroic individuals who changed the course of history and shaped the world in astonishing ways. George Washington led his country to independence yet resisted the temptation to become America's king. William Wilberforce led the fight to end the slave trade, giving up his chance to be England's prime minister. Susanna Wesley, the mother of nineteen children, gave the world its most significant evangelist and its greatest hymn-writer, her sons John and Charles. Jackie Robison endured the threats and abuse of racists with unimaginable dignity and strength. Corrie ten Boom risked her life to hide Dutch Jews from the Nazis in World War II and survived the horrors of a concentration camp--and forgave her tormentors years later. And Rosa Parks's God-given sense of justice and unshakable dignity helped launch the twentieth century’s greatest social movement. These and other lives profiled in Seven Men and Seven Women reveal how reveal the secret to a life of greatness--by responding to call to live for something greater than oneself.

Bonhoeffer Student Edition

Bonhoeffer Student Edition
Author: Eric Metaxas
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780718022440
Available:
Release: 2015-05-05
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy In his New York Times bestseller Bonhoeffer,author Eric Metaxas presents the fullest account of Bonhoeffer's heart-wrenching 1939 decision to leave the safe haven of America for Hitler's Germany. Now abridged and adapted in student-friendly language, Bonhoeffer, Student Edition tells the story of one of Christianity’s most courageous heroes. The student edition will share Bonhoeffer’s inspirational testimony with children in a compelling and relatable way. Young readers will enjoy learning about the fascinating life of the man who had the courage to follow his convictions into Nazi Germany and stand up for others because of his radical faith. Trim Size: 5.5 x 8.375

If You Can Keep It

If You Can Keep It
Author: Eric Metaxas
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781101979990
Available:
Release: 2017
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If You Can Keep It is at once a thrilling review of America's uniqueness, and a sobering reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless we truly understand what our founding fathers meant for us to be. The book includes a stirring call-to-action for every American to understand the ideals behind the 'noble experiment in ordered liberty' that is America. Metaxas believes America is not a nation bounded by ethnic identity or geography, but rather a radical and unprecedented idea, based upon liberty and freedom.

No Pressure Mr President The Power Of True Belief In A Time Of Crisis

No Pressure  Mr  President  The Power Of True Belief In A Time Of Crisis
Author: Eric Metaxas
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9781400275021
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Release: 2012-12-24
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

America's Bonhoeffer moment is here. There is a difference between real faith in God and mere religion. There is a kind of religion that is lifeless and is the bitter enemy of true faith. Think of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s prophetic attempts to waken the sleeping German church, often unwitting allies of Hitler and the Third Reich. Or of William Wilberforce’s heroic efforts to rouse his complacent “Christian” countrymen to stand against the monstrous evil of the slave trade. Bonhoeffer and Wilberforce stood against the evil of their times—an evil often repackaged in religious-sounding language. Eric Metaxas’s electrifying message—delivered before the president and dozens of national leaders at the Sixtieth Annual National Prayer Breakfast—calls readers to follow in the steps of Wilberforce and Bonhoeffer, men who lived their faith and swam against the mainstream, instead of drifting along with it. Metaxas makes it clear that phony religiosity offends God himself—and that real prayer is only possible with a living faith in a living God. And that kind of faith can transform the world. No pressure.

Restoring the Shattered

Restoring the Shattered
Author: Nancy E. Head
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9781642790504
Available:
Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: Morgan James Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Written in an easy-to-understand, conversational style, Restoring the Shattered is an account of Nancy E. Head’s journey through single-motherhood and poverty. The permanent divide between her and her husband led to a shattering of their family as the children settled into separate camps. The story begins when Nancy and her children have little to eat. Through a miraculous intervention, God provides—and leads them along their way. Other interventions and more guidance came from people of different denominations, illustrating Christ’s love through the larger Church. When one of Nancy’s grown children became Catholic, she became more aware of the ways her own evangelical tradition often dismisses Catholic believers and misinterprets many of their doctrines. While doctrines may differ, so many essential beliefs are the same. Restoring the Shattered looks at the causes of the Reformation and other schisms, and how the original schism in Christianity happened because of a mistranslation. Misunderstanding others’ faith languages feeds so much separation today. Nancy encourages pursuing accord among evangelical, Catholic, and Christian Orthodox communities in order to lead the Church to the kind of ministry that helped Nancy’s family so much and rebuild the ruins of society through obedience to Christ’s call for Christian accord.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God but were afraid to ask

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God  but were afraid to ask
Author: Eric Metaxas
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780307502926
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Release: 2009-01-21
Editor: WaterBrook
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Who doesn’t have questions about God? But where in the world can you go to get answers? Eric Metaxas has been there, so he gets it. Which is why he’s written this shockingly down-to-earth book on the big questions everyone asks (but not always out loud). Totally conversational and sometimes flat-out hilarious, this book asks: * How can a good God create a world that has evil and suffering? * Is God anti-sex? * Doesn’t science make God obsolete? * What’s the real story on miracles? * If God is everywhere, why go to church? * Don’t we already have God within us? * Isn’t God too busy running the universe to care about the details of my day? These questions (and many more) get no-nonsense answers that don’t hide behind dull theological language. So get the lowdown (and more than a few laughs) on what are probably the most important questions anyone has.

Christ City

Christ   City
Author: Jon M. Dennis
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781433536908
Available:
Release: 2013-04-30
Editor: Crossway
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Paris. Nairobi. Tokyo. Chicago. For the first time in history, over half of the world’s population lives in cities, and yet evangelicals make up only 2% of many major urban populations. In this “urban manifesto,” pastor and author Jon Dennis argues that the greatest need of our day is for the transformative news of the gospel to enliven the cities of the world. Dennis powerfully highlights God’s special love for cities, exploring important issues related to city-dwelling and offering real-world advice for reaching urbanites. With Christ-exalting, biblically based insights, this book serves as a rallying cry for a new generation of Christians who are passionate about seeing the kingdom of God take root and flourish in some of the darkest, yet most strategic, places on earth.

No Pressure Mr President

No Pressure  Mr  President
Author: Eric Metaxas
Pages: 62
ISBN: 9781400276011
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Thomas Nelson Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents an annotated transcript of the author's speech at the sixtieth annual National Prayer Breakfast in which he rails against phony religiosity and urges readers to follow in the footsteps of those who practice a living faith in God.

Apologetics in 3D

Apologetics in 3D
Author: Peter S. Williams
Pages: 148
ISBN: 9781666702897
Available:
Release: 2021-09-03
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This collection of papers and other materials from English philosopher Peter S. Williams develops a holistic vision for Christian apologetics centered around a biblical understanding of spirituality. Grounded in two decades of practical experience, here is a vision of apologetics that’s interested in communicating through beauty and goodness as well as logic and arguments.

Martin Luther

Martin Luther
Author: Eric Metaxas
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781101980033
Available:
Release: 2017-10-03
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Metaxas is a scrupulous chronicler and has an eye for a good story. . . . full, instructive, and pacey.” —The Washington Post From #1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas comes a brilliant and inspiring biography of the most influential man in modern history, Martin Luther, in time for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation On All Hallow’s Eve in 1517, a young monk named Martin Luther posted a document he hoped would spark an academic debate, but that instead ignited a conflagration that would forever destroy the world he knew. Five hundred years after Luther’s now famous Ninety-five Theses appeared, Eric Metaxas, acclaimed biographer of the bestselling Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, paints a startling portrait of the wild figure whose adamantine faith cracked the edifice of Western Christendom and dragged medieval Europe into the future. Written in riveting prose and impeccably researched, Martin Luther tells the searing tale of a humble man who, by bringing ugly truths to the highest seats of power, caused the explosion whose sound is still ringing in our ears. Luther’s monumental faith and courage gave birth to the ideals of liberty, equality, and individualism that today lie at the heart of all modern life.