MARTIN LUTHER – Eric Metaxas


Martin Luther
The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World
by Eric Metaxas

Viking, Penguin Group, Pub Date: 03 Oct 2017
ISBN: 9781101980019
Price: $30.00

“Martin Luther” by Eric Metaxas is a brilliant, inspiring biography of the most influential man in modern Christian history, Martin Luther, Leader of the Protestant Reformation, 501 years ago. In 1517, Martin Luther nailed the Ninety-five Theses on the Church door at Wittenberg that ignited a conflagration to tear the Christian world apart. Eric Metaxas, a scrupulous chronicler and acclaimed biographer, paints a striking portrait of the monk “whose adamantine faith cracked the edifice of Western Christendom.” Impeccably researched and penned in riveting prose, Eric Metaxas tells the startling tale of a renegade monk who courageously presented ugly truths to the highest seats of power, causing the explosion that still echoes through five centuries to this day. “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.” As Eric Metaxas clearly states, Martin Luther saw everything in this world as beautiful and holy, where God sanctified and approved all man did. This world is redeemed through Christ. Everything in it is encompassed into the sanctified world of the spiritual, to be imbued with the divine presence of God and made beautifully new again. God created a good world and suffused it with His presence. But in Eden, sin snatched man away from the perfect union with God. This searing split between the material and spiritual worlds is the gaping wound at the heart of the world which only Christ can heal. Let us invite Him into our hearts, to complete the healing that He came to do, by dying on the cross of Calvary for our sins, to redeem us for God’s glory. This is the new world in which everyone partakes of God’s goodness, in which every person is a “priest,” living fully loved and approved of by God. In his own life, Luther lived what he preached and taught. A fast-paced biography of Martin Luther, this book will be enjoyed by general readers who wish to know about the incredible, mind-boggling events of the Protestant Reformation and the man who inspired it.

Miriam Jacob


Seven Women And The Secret Of Their Greatness – by Eric Metaxas


Hardcover: 256 pages, Publisher: Thomas Nelson,

Sept. 8, 2015, ISBN-13: 978-0718021832. Price: $24.99


What Makes a Great Woman Great?

Eric Metaxas tells the captivating stories of seven women who changed the course of history.

Joan of Arc, Susanna Wesley, Hannah More, Maria Skobtsova, Corrie ten Boom, Rosa Parks, and Mother Teresa — each of these world-changing figures follows the call placed on her life, doing so with remarkable feminine dignity. Teenaged Joan of Arc heard God’s command and led the French army to a mighty victory over the British. Hannah More played a crucial role in the abolition of slavery in the British Empire. 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 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.

Eric Metaxas reveals how these seven extraordinary women achieved greatness, inspiring readers to lives guided by a call beyond themselves.


In “Seven Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness,” Eric Metaxas presents a unique plumbline by which to measure ourselves. These seven women, true role-models for humanity, show us precious and valuable principles to build our lives on, although we can never aspire to reach their levels of greatness. Here is faith fanned in the fiery furnace of fire, courage in the excruciating crucible of suffering, seven women with the will-power to forsake comforts at all costs, with the sheer boldness to take incalculable risks, having sacrificial compassion for others, imbibing strong convictions to live for and to die by, filled with hope and inspiration.

This should be our heart’s cry – ‘If they could do it, so can do we! Here am I, send me!’ We need to be inspired by God, breathed into by the breath of God, needing the wind of God to blow into our sails. In Seven Women, the breeze billows and blows with the strength of gale-force winds. Through these seven extraordinary women, Eric Metaxas honors all women everywhere to be encouraged in being women and doing what God leads them to do. The unusually rare accomplishments of these seven women, spanning time and transcending the limits of circumstances, have indelibly shaped the world, making it a better place to live in.

A world-class biographer, Eric Metaxas, with his indomitable genius and inimitable gift of expression, portrays true moral greatness, in the lives of these seven great women whose inspiring lives will empower you to impact the world on a large scale. Plant one flower and it will multiply to fill the world with beauty. Who can count the untold millions of people whose hearts have been impacted by the lives of these seven incredible women? As you read these brilliant portraits of exemplary courage, each painted by the Master Artist with a personal vision of God and a voluntary conviction of self-sacrifice, how can you change the world? These seven women could and did, and evil trembled in their presence.

Seven Women inspires women to try to make a difference in society. Through this amazing book, Eric Metaxas encourages the world to reconsider its view of women’s greatness. Eric celebrates these remarkable people, remarkable as women and because they were women. In this inspiring book about women who lived up to their noble missions in the world, Eric Metaxas issues an urgent call to reawaken women to their God-given destiny, imbibed with the moral and spiritual qualities of great leaders. Each of these women delivered such a bracing clarion call to the spirit of their age that very few people could stand before them or match their unique powers. Each represented such a unique profile in courage and determination in their tryst with destiny.

In Seven Women, Eric Metaxas demonstrates his unusual and incredible gift for storytelling. He carefully draws the reader into an informative and historical narrative with a personal touch. With the skillful touch of a talented author, he infuses renewed moral and spiritual insight into these women from across the centuries. People will be greatly inspired by the incredible struggles that gave these women true greatness, the crucibles that refined their characters, sharpening the iron in their souls, and the simple greatness of deep faith of limitless depths.

© Miriam Jacob