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“This might be the best book you read this year.” -Karen Swallow Prior, author of Booked and Fierce Convictions

What Makes a Great Woman Great?

In his eagerly anticipated follow-up to the enormously successful Seven MenNew York Times #1 best-selling author 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.

Writing in his trademark conversational and engaging style, Eric Metaxas reveals how these seven extraordinary women achieved greatness, inspiring readers to lives guided by a call beyond themselves.


What Others Are Saying:

“It’s the rare male who can portray women so vividly. After his books on Wilberforce and Bonhoeffer, Eric Metaxas proves he’s one of the rare ones with his new book Seven Women.”
– Kathie Lee Gifford, Emmy Award-winning host of The Today Show

“Eric Metaxas offers a refreshing view of womanhood as he holds up a plumbline by which we can all measure ourselves. Faith strengthened by fire, courage to forsake personal comfort, boldness to take great risks, sacrificial compassion for others, convictions to live…and die…by, are just some of the common denominators of Seven Women.”
– Anne Graham Lotz, author and speaker

“Some authors give us words that are delicious to read. Others provide content that is good and necessary. Eric Metaxas consistently brings us the rare gift of both at the same time.”
– Twila Paris, singer-songwriter and author

“What we have in Seven Women is a great biographer, Eric Metaxas, writing, with his inimitable genius for depicting moral greatness, about the lives of seven great women.”
– Dennis Prager, nationally syndicated radio talk show host and columnist, New York Times bestselling author

“Eric Metaxas’s ability to engage readers through the lives of these seven women will not only empower you, but will ignite a fire in you to know that we as human beings all have the power to impact the world.”
– April Hernandez Castillo, film and television actress and speaker

“Metaxas’s beautifully-written book answers the question: how can you change the world? The answer: find seven women, turn them loose, and watch Satan tremble in their presence.”
– Owen Strachan, author, The Colson Way

“The women Eric chose gave me more energy than any protein shake. This book will be required reading for my four daughters.”
– Carolyn Copeland, Broadway producer, Amazing Grace: The Musical

“Eric Metaxas writes Seven Women with a tender brotherly love – both in his admiration and gratitude for the women he profiles and with his challenge, to men not to overlook this book and a culture to reconsider its view of women’s greatness.”
– Kathryn Jean Lopez, senior fellow, National Review Institute

“I was one of those who hoped Eric would write Seven Women, not only because I loved Seven Men but because I knew it would be a book I would want my daughters to read.”
– John Stonestreet, President, Colson Center for Christian Worldview

“In these deftly written accounts, Eric Metaxas reminds us why each of these unforgettable women delivered such a bracing challenge to the spirit of their age, why each represents a unique profile in courage.”
– Joseph Loconte, professor at The King’s College and author of A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War


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Additional Books by Eric Metaxas

Martin Luther Viking (Oct 3, 2017)

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas comes an inspiring biography of the most influential man in modern history, Martin Luther.

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If You Can Keep It Viking (Jun 14, 2016)

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas comes “If You Can Keep It,” a new book that is part history and part manifesto, steeped in a critical analysis of our founding fathers’ original intentions for America. Two hundred and forty years after the Declaration of Independence, it examines how we as a nation are living up to our founders’ lofty vision for liberty and justice.

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Miracles Penguin Group (USA) (Oct 28, 2014)

What are miracles, and why do so many people believe in them? What do they tell us about ourselves? And what do we do with experiences that we cannot explain?

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7 Men Thomas Nelson (Apr 30, 2013)

What is a man and what make a man great? Metaxas offers seven exquisitely crafted portraits of widely known–but not well understood–great men from history. You’ll be inspired by the lives these seven men lived, often in the face of overwhelming adversity, and always at heroic sacrifice to themselves for the sake of others.

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Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy Thomas Nelson (Aug 30, 2011)

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, known as much for such spiritual classics as The Cost of Discipleship and Life Together, as for his 1945 execution in a concentration camp for his part in the plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God – The Jesus Edition Regal (Jan 14, 2010)

We all have questions about Jesus, but very few of us get the answers we’re looking for — if the answers even exist! Do they? Where (in heaven’s name) do you go to find out? New York Times #1 bestselling author Eric Metaxas understands how hard it can be to get hard truths, and that’s why he has written this hilarious, entertaining guide to the most influential single Person to have ever lived on the face of the earth.

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It’s Time to Sleep, My Love Feiwel & Friends (Sep 30, 2011)

Mega-best-selling author/illustrator Nancy Tillman (On the Night You Were Born) has teamed up with Eric Metaxas to produce It’s Time to Sleep, My Love, a gorgeously illustrated lullaby picture book destined to become the bedtime children’s classic of a new generation.

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Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery HarperOne (Nov 13, 2007)

“Amazing Grace” tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce’s extraordinary role as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament. At the center of this heroic life was a passionate twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, a battle Wilberforce won in 1807, as well as efforts to abolish slavery itself in the British colonies, a victory achieved just three days before his death in 1833.

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Uncle Mugsy and the terrible twins of Christmas TR Books; 1st edition (Sep 28, 2007)

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Everything ELSE You Always Wanted to Know About God (but were afraid to ask) WaterBrook Press (May 15, 2010)

The long-awaited sequel to Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God (but were afraid to ask), Everything ELSE carries on the conversation to explore more questions that are commonly asked about the nature and existence of God.

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God (but were afraid to ask) WaterBrook Press (Oct 18, 2005)

We all have questions about God. But very few of us get the answers we’re looking for–if those answers even exist! Do they? Where (in heaven’s name) do you go to find out? Eric Metaxas understands. That’s why he’s written this refreshingly down-to-earth take on the big questions everyone asks (but not always out loud)…

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Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving Thomas Nelson (Aug 24, 1999)

This entertaining and historical story shows that the actual hero of the Thanksgiving was neither white nor Indian, but God. In 1608, English traders came to Massachusetts and captured a 12-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 land in a strange new world.

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Bible ABC Tommy Nelson (Apr 14, 1998)

S is for Samson, whose hair held his strength, provided it grew to a certain length. So it’s good to be clean-cut and handsome, but not to be clean-cut and Samson.

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Don’t You Believe It!: An Actual Parody St. Martin's Griffin (Jun 17, 1996)

Backward-flowing waterflows! Invisible monuments! Ferocious meat-eating deer! A chicken egg in the shape of the Taj Mahal! Eric Metaxas has combed the far corners of the known and the unknown world to assemble this book chock full of startling, uncanny, and often seriously frightening phenomena. Marc Dennis has converted them into mind-bending, eye-popping drawings. Are they possible? Don’t You Believe It!

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The Birthday ABC Simon & Schuster (Mar 28, 1995)

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