Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness by Eric Metaxas

By Eric Metaxas

In Seven Men, New YorkTimes best-selling writer Eric Metaxas provides seven exquisitely craftedshort pics of extensively known—but no longer good understood—Christian males, each one ofwhom uniquely showcases a dedication to reside by means of convinced virtues within the fact ofthe gospel.

Written in a gorgeous and engagingstyle, Seven Men addresses what it potential (or may still suggest) to be a mantoday, at a time while media and pop culture current pictures of masculinitythat are usually not the image offered in Scripture and ancient civil lifestyles. Whatdoes it take to be a real exemplar as a father, brother, husband, leader,coach, counselor, swap agent, and clever guy? What does it suggest to face forhonesty, braveness, and charity, particularly from time to time whilst the tradition and theworld run counter to these values? Eachof the seven biographies represents the lifetime of a guy who experiencedthe struggles and demanding situations to be robust within the face of forces andcircumstances that might have destroyed the get to the bottom of of lesser males. every one of theseven males profiled—George Washington, William Wilberforce, Eric Liddell,Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jackie Robinson, John Paul II, and Charles Colson—call thereader to a extra increased stroll and way of life, person who embodies the gospel inthe international round us

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A health-giving mental fast will clear the mind and rid it of the accumulated mental poisons from a careless, faulty mental diet. 44 Paramhansa Yogananda First of all, learn to remove the causes of your worries without permitting them to worry you. Do not feed your mind with mental poisons of fresh worries created daily. Worries are often the result of attempting to do too many things hurriedly. Do not “bolt” your mental duties, but thoroughly masticate them one at a time with the teeth of attention, and saturate them with the saliva of good judgment.

Inhale, hold breath, and gently contract the top of head with deep attention. Then exhale and release contraction of the top of head. During headaches, repeat four to six times as required. For increasing brain power: Exhale and hold breath out. Contract the muscles of the head gently, holding full concentration there, counting 1 to 5. Inhale and release contraction of head. Repeat six times. For strengthening the nerves: Inhale and hold breath. Gently tense the entire body all at once and hold the tension, counting 1 to 20, focusing with deep attention on the entire body.

It is good to eat at a regular time because a psychological expectancy is created in the body cells, which helps the secretion of digestive juices. The intelligent cells, like hungry animals at the zoo, wait for the dinner hour. 60 Paramhansa Yogananda But never eat unless you are hungry. Eat moderately if you are hungry. Eat less if you are a little hungry. Eat nothing if you are not hungry at all. Omit the meals that you would try to eat with little hunger, and this will sharpen your hunger for the next meal.

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