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Title:
Seven women : and the secret of their greatness
Author:
Metaxas, Eric, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Nashville, Tennessee : Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2015]

©2015
Physical Description:
xx, 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Offers seven captivating portraits of some of history's greatest women, each of whom changed the course of history by following God's calling.
Language:
English
Contents:
Joan of Arc -- Susanna Wesley -- Hannah More -- Saint Maria of Paris -- Corrie ten Boom -- Rosa Parks -- Mother Teresa.
ISBN:
9780718021832
Format :
Book

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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.


Author Notes

Eric Metaxas was born in New York City in 1963, and grew up in Danbury, Connecticut. He graduated from Yale University, where he edited the Yale Record, America's oldest college humor magazine.

He has written several biographies, including Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery and the New York Times bestseller, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet. His latest book is entitled, If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty.

He has also written over 30 children's books, including It's Time to Sleep, My Love and Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xiii
1 Joan of Arcp. 1
2 Susanna Wesleyp. 31
3 Hannah Morep. 59
4 Saint Maria of Parisp. 85
5 Corrie ten Boomp. 111
6 Rosa Parksp. 139
7 Another Teresap. 165
Acknowledgmentsp. 191
Notesp. 193
Indexp. 207
About the Authorp. 215