Seven Men and Seven Women

by Eric Metaxas     |     Book Summary


Author: Eric Metaxas
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Date: 2018
Pages: 443

Book Summary of Seven Men and Seven Women by Eric Metaxas


“Historically speaking, role models have always been important… Having role models and heroes was historically a vital way of helping a new generation know what it should be aiming at.” (p. 8) 

Unfortunately, since the 1960s, Americans have largely accepted the notion that no one person is capable of defining right or wrong, good or evil. The consequence of this cultural development has been a hesitancy to look for heroes and role models in the pages of history. While past generations may have been guilty of idolizing their heroes in unhealthy ways, today’s generations don’t even try to learn from the great men and women who came before us. 

Culturally, the loss of heroes and role models has been devastating. “People need heroes and role models.” (p. 10) This universal human need also applies to those who identify as followers of Jesus Christ. Christians know that there are no perfect people other than Jesus Christ, but Christians also recognize that there are “good examples” and “bad examples” (p. 10) The good examples are particularly helpful for thinking about what it means to be a follower of Jesus in our current context.





Seven Men and Seven Women

by Eric Metaxas

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Seven Men and Seven Women by Eric Metaxas

AuthorEric Metaxas
PublisherThomas Nelson
Date2018
Pages443


Overview:

“Historically speaking, role models have always been important… Having role models and heroes was historically a vital way of helping a new generation know what it should be aiming at.” (p. 8) 

Unfortunately, since the 1960s, Americans have largely accepted the notion that no one person is capable of defining right or wrong, good or evil. The consequence of this cultural development has been a hesitancy to look for heroes and role models in the pages of history. While past generations may have been guilty of idolizing their heroes in unhealthy ways, today’s generations don’t even try to learn from the great men and women who came before us. 

Culturally, the loss of heroes and role models has been devastating. “People need heroes and role models.” (p. 10) This universal human need also applies to those who identify as followers of Jesus Christ. Christians know that there are no perfect people other than Jesus Christ, but Christians also recognize that there are “good examples” and “bad examples” (p. 10) The good examples are particularly helpful for thinking about what it means to be a follower of Jesus in our current context.




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