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Overview A senior journalist for "Time Magazine, " Aikman profiles six figures who embody specific virtues including Bill Graham, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Pope John Paul II and others.
Publishers Description As a senior journalist with Time magazine, David Aikman witnessed some of the most important world events and interviewed many of the prominent global power figures of his time. In this moving volume, Aikman profiles six of these figures: Billy Graham, Nelson Mandela, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Mother Teresa, Pope John Paul II, and Elie Wiesel. He explains how each of these luminaries personify specific virtues that are sorely needed today: salvation, forgiveness, truth, compassion, human dignity, and remembrance. Aikman's meticulous research provides extraordinary insights into the lives of these great individuals who have changed the century by their works and personal examples. These beautifully written profiles based on personal interviews with some of these "great souls" provide the reader with models of excellence that will delight the mind and lift the spirit."
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Studio: Lexington Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2003
Publisher STL/FAITHWORKS #617
ISBN 0739104381 ISBN13 9780739104385
Availability 0 units.
More About David Aikman
David Aikman is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist with wide knowledge and deep experience of the politics and religion of China. He served more than two decades as a foreign correspondent with TIME Magazine, reporting from five continents on many dramatic world events. Most recently, he authored "Jesus in Beijing, How Christianity Is Transforming China and Changing the World Balance of Power "and the best-seller "A Man of Faith: The Spiritual Journey of George W. Bush.""
David Aikman currently resides in Burke Lovettsville, in the state of Virginia. David Aikman was born in 1944.
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Feed Your Brain and Soul Mar 14, 2009
This is such a fantastic book. If you are an adult, you will recognize most of the names and surely all of the events that Mr. Aikman discusses. He allows us to view the twentieth century as through a six sided prism of virtues -- compassion, forgiveness, truth, etc.
I found that the book not only clarified events that I had only gleaned from bits and pieces previously, but that his portrayal of these six people with all their shortcomings and virtures intact inspired me.
While I will never be (obviously) a Mother Teresa or Elie Wiesel, I will be a better me, I believe, thanks to Mr. Aikman's work.
I recommend it with all my heart.
This is definitely a "Pay-Forward " Book! Feb 1, 2008
The brilliance, charm and compassion of David Aikman shows clearly in his narratives of these bigger that life individuals who have left their mark on the world. The writing is compelling...the reader is drawn into the text as if he/she were present at the time. The moral is of course that the only thing that matter in this life is GOD.
good book Jan 10, 2008
very interesting biographies of wonderful people. i give this book as a high school graduation present in hopes that the recipient will become a great soul