Great Souls: Six Who Changed a Century (2002)

From his unique vantage point as a foreign correspondent for TIME Magazine, David Aikman witnessed many of the most important world events of the last three decades of the 20th century and interviewed many of the most prominent world figures of the time. In Great Souls, Aikman chose six people who dramatically changed the world in the 20th century in unparallelled ways and highlights the faith component of their lives that motivated and sustained them in their life’s work. Through thoughful profiles, Aikman shows how these rare examples of moral and spiritual excellence each embodied a specific virtue: Billy Graham—salvation, Nelson Mandela—forgiveness, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn—truth, Mother Teresa—compassion, Pope John Paul II—human dignity, and Elie Wiesel—remembrance.