Great Souls: Six Who Changed the Century

Version: Unabridged
Author: David Aikman
Narrator: David Aikman
Genres: History, Biography & Memoir
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: January 2001
# of Units: 16 CDs
Length: 18 hours
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The "great souls" chronicled by Aikman, a former senior correspondent for TIME Magazine, are Billy Graham, Mother Teresa, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Pope John Paul II, Elie Wiesel, and Nelson Mandela. Aikman explores the historical background, the family experiences and the cultural settings that surrounded them, adding his personal perspectives-drawn from conversations, interviews, and inside stories-to breathe energy and truth into every page.

His unique position as senior foreign correspondent brought him assignments that only an elite group of journalists enjoyed; as a Christian believer, he brought his own added dimension to the reporter's notebook as he observed the rise and fall of nations, the tragedy of war, and the extraordinary acts of good and evil that indelibly mark and mar human history.

His writings not only provide readers with eyewitness accounts of modern world history, but with astute spiritual observations, drawing important lessons from the lives of the history makers-the six cultural icons brought to life in this work. Great Souls is blessed with detail, nuance, and depth. Enlivened by the author's gifted writing, it is an unprecedented biographical collection.

Reviews (1)

Great Souls

Written by nab6215 from Altoona, PA on November 19th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I was looking for a book to give me a quick biography on Mother Teresa but received much more with David Aikman's Great Souls collection. He found on one virtue the stood out and let the light of that virtue shine through without mentioning it. It was very well written.

Author Details

Author Details

Aikman, David

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."