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Great Souls: Six Who Changed the Century

by David Aikman

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This audio book was well written, and entertaining. It provided insight on some folks I already knew well, like Pope John Paul II, and others whom I had heard of, but didn't really know anything of, like Mother Teresea. His Chrsitian charity shines through his journalistic approach, even when trying not to. Aikman did well and made me want to learn more.

The physical disk was not good Disc one would not play in a standard MP3 CD player, and when copying to another still didn't, I had to burn to 5 standard CDs and even that didn't quite copy as I'd expect to. As usual, if you really are interested, get the dead tree version. ( )
1 vote fulner | Dec 9, 2014 |
This book consists of short brilliantly written biographies of six people David Aikman considers to be among the most influential of the 20th century. His nominees (and subjects) are Billy Graham (salvation), Nelson Mandela (forgiveness), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (truth), Mother Treasa (compassion), Pope John Paul ll (human dignity), and Elie Wiesel (remembrance). He shows both the warts and the halos, and explains why he finds these "souls" not only a personal inspiration, but important historical figures. It is a book that certainly will have me looking for more about every one of the six personages. ( )
2 vote tututhefirst | Feb 26, 2009 |
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David Aikman profiles six extraordinary people who have changed the century by modeling essential, undeniable virtues. With amazing insight, respected journalist David Aikman examines the lives of Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela, Billy Graham, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Pope John Paul II and Elie Wiesel in this book about greatness for a generation without heroes.

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David Aikman chronicles six "great souls" of the twentieth century and the virtues that they represent: Billy Graham (salvation), Nelson Mandela (forgiveness), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (truth), Mother Teresa (compassion), Pope John Paul II (human dignity), and Elie Wiesel (remembrance). In Great Souls, he explores their historical background, family experiences, and the cultural settings that surrounded each of them. Aikman draws from conversations, interviews, and inside stories to bring detail, nuance, and depth to every chapter. Along with biographical facts, Aikman brings his own unique experience as a former senior correspondent for Time magazine and his personal perspective as a Christian believer.… (more)

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