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What Readers Are Saying about MIRACLES

Here’s what some readers are saying about MIRACLES: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life

“Metaxas’s Miracles mixes storytelling with logic and inspiring beauty with profound mystery. An intoxicating combination.”
    – Patricia Heaton, Emmy-award-winning actress, Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle

Miracles is the sort of book that–once you’ve read it–you’ll wonder where it’s been all your life.”
    – Kathie Lee Gifford, Emmy-award-winning host, The Today Show

“The realm of miracles is the ultimate no-go-area for tough-minded writers. I can’t think of any author but Eric Metaxas to enter this unknown territory and come back with a book that is a miracle in itself: A dense, edgy and awe-inspiring report on the possibility of the impossible.”
     — Dr. Markus Spieker, Reporter for German National Television and best-selling author of     Hollywood Cinema in Nazi Germany

“If you’re a skeptic, read this book with an open mind and you might just discover that miracles are real. If you’re already a believer, be ready to be inspired. My friend Eric Metaxas combines deeply-compelling reasoning with some of the most encouraging true stories of miracles you will ever read.”
    – Kirsten Powers, columnist for USA Today and The Daily Beast

“He wears a killer pocket square and horn-rimmed glasses, but Kierkegaard yet lives. In a world painted gray by materialism, neo-paganism, and steely secularity, Eric Metaxas’s shrewd and stirring musings splash the canvas with the brilliant colors of faith, hope, and the possibility of reality-beyond-reality. Read this book to confront your doubt. Read this book to face down your fear of the afterlife. Read this book to reenchant your humanity and discover the greatest miracle of all: God in Christ, slain for us, still speaking through his Word and his Spirit.”
    – Owen Strachan, Assistant Professor of Christian Theology and Church History, Southern Seminary & Boyce College; Author, Risky Gospel

“The philosopher Thomas Hobbes once described life as ‘solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.’ But isn’t there something deep inside us that makes us want to think there is more to life than that? In his inimitably entertaining way, Eric Metaxas takes you  shows us that it is okay to believe in a world in which God still speaks and shows up in the cosmos and the lives of people just like you.  By opening this book, you’ll embark upon a divine conspiracy. Are you ready?”"
– Gregory Alan Thornbury, PhD, President, The King’s College, New York City

“As a secular reader, I come to such books with a certain resistance. Metaxas won me over instantly by meeting me where I live. His intellectual honesty, coupled with an open-hearted wonder at the sheer breadth of human experience, is irresistible.”
    – Christopher Noel, author, Impossible Visits, Producer/Director, “Woven Lou”

“With this beautiful and moving and thoughtful new book, Eric Metaxas proves yet again to be a writer of the first order. He is a storyteller, this book at once humble and exuberant, honest and astonishing, filled with awesome proof of how God works in our lives here, now. In a culture that daily celebrates the parched ground of cynicism, Miracles is a cool rain of intelligent and loving and God-fearing truth.”
    – Bret Lott, Best-selling author of Jewel; Non-fiction editor, Crazyhorse

“Metaxas has done it again. In these colourful and varied stories from his friends, and his own trenchant commentary, he challenges the mind-forged manacles of much current thinking. In doing so, he presents hope for the tone deaf who cannot hear the splendour of the music of the spheres, and he brings in sunlight for modern cave dwellers who have become accustomed to only shadows on the wall of our increasingly windowless world.”
    – Os Guinness, Author of The Call

“As Metaxas himself says, feel free to gulp.  Reading Miracles is one of those life altering experiences.  It gives you gratitude for the molecular composition of water, the distance of the earth from the sun, and even the exact placement of Jupiter.  You will laugh, and you will cry, and after being immersed in Metaxas’ clear, rational analysis, you just might find yourself looking for your own miracle at any moment. I loved it.”
– Caroline Coleman, author of Loving Soren and the blog “A Chapter A Day”

“In Miracles, Eric Metaxas tackles the question of the supernatural like a chess master: anticipating and outmaneuvering the skeptics at every turn. With irresistible logic — and great empathy — he shows why we can believe in “God acting from beyond this world.” No Christian thinker today combines reason and wit, argument and imagination, to greater effect. Believers will find their faith strengthened and their love for God deepened. Doubters may find their fortress of objections withering away. If a single volume could scatter the disciples of scientism into doleful exile, this is it. An immensely provocative and rewarding book.”
    – Joseph Loconte, Assoc. Professor of History at the King’s College, NYC and author, The Searchers: The Search for Meaning in the Valley of Doubt and God, Locke, and Liberty: The Struggle for Religious Freedom in the West.

“As an artist, I consider my life and art to be miraculous.  I see in Eric Metaxas’s Miracles the layers of beauty given by a fine artist who cares for both the minute particulars and for the grand, audacious Reality of God.  An apologia to contemporary skeptics and believers alike, Metaxas provides a compass for our intellect and inspires our journeys with profound miracle stories — with his attuned humor shining throughout.”
    – Makoto Fujimura, Artist and Founder, International Arts Movement (IAM)

Miracles is a clarion call to any who, like Dante, have lost la speranza dell altezza. The rich variety of testimonies sing a song of hope and should rekindle in us the glorious certainly that there is a loving God, who is always there willing to help us.”
   – Dame Alice von Hildebrand, author, Memoirs of a Happy Failure and The Privilege of Being a Woman

“Take the brilliant mind of Eric Metaxas, add the provocative topic of miracles, and get ready to change the way you see reality forever.”
     — Erwin Raphael McManus, Founder of MOSAIC and author of The Artisan Soul: Crafting Your Life into a Work of Art

“The reality of miracles means that we live in a world of mystery made by a God whose middle name is Surprise.  This book is for the skeptic, the jaded, the disconsolate, and also for those who dare to believe—or believe again.”
– Dr. Timothy George, Founding Dean of Beeson Divinity School, Samford University.

“Eric Metaxas is like C.S. Lewis but with jokes: intelligent, spiritually profound, and full of wit. In Miracles, Metaxas himself is a testament that genius and religious faith are not mutually exclusive. Which, according to Dawkins, couldn’t possibly coexist. Not without…a miracle. BOOM! Metaxas 1, Dawkins 0.”
– Susan E. Isaacs, author Angry Conversations with God: A Snarky but Authentic Spiritual Memoir

With wit and wisdom, Eric Metaxas will blow your mind with stories of phenomena beyond anything we might classify as merely natural. And he will bless your heart with what can happen in your life personally as you read stories of people (very smart people I might add) who “extra-ordinarily” encountered God’s majestic purpose converging with their daily lives, stunning and humbling them forever. Are you next?”
– Emerson Eggerichs, author of 2007 ECPA Book of the Year, Love and Respect.

“What a pleasure to read this latest brilliant treatise by Eric Metaxas that provides unique evidence that will demand your full attention and do what many books don’t: unapologetically force you out of your comfort zone and into a life changing decision about the ultimate concept…GOD! I can’t think of a greater compliment then to say this is a book C.S. Lewis would have been jealous he didn’t write!                                                                                  – Brad Stine, Actor, Author, Comedian, Spy.

“The miracles in Miracles — and Eric’s own amazing miraculous experience  – bring out the
fact that the miraculous gift of eternal life that God provides can be experienced here on earth.”?                                         – Luis Palau, International Evangelist

“From 24k golden fish and pet squirrels to pervy short order cooks and the molecular make-up of ice, Miracles is just what I needed to remind me to keep asking to see the miraculous.”
    — Joy Eggerichs, Creator, The Illumination Project, and Founder of Love and Respect Now.






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Dennis Prager, radio host and author

“Eric Metaxas is one of the most interesting and insightful moral thinkers in the United States. His #1 New York Times bestseller Bonhoeffer is one of the few things that can be called a modern classic.”






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The Hon. Gregory W. Slayton, author of national bestseller Be a Better Dad Today

“What is true manhood? And what makes a man in our 21st century? These are vital questions that my friend Eric Metaxas helps us wrestle with in this great new book. In looking back to seven outstanding men of history, Eric helps us understand the essential elements of manhood in any age. This is a superb work—and I highly recommend it.”






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Os Guinness, author A Free People’s Suicide

“This is a book to read, to read aloud to others, and then read again. In a day when children are growing up stunted because of our diet of empty-headed celebrities and contemptible villains, true heroism and manliness needs special nourishment. Eric Metaxas has done it again, and again we are in his debt.”






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Denny Rydberg, President of Young Life

“One of my favorite authors is Eric Metaxas. His biographies on William Wilberforce and Dietrich Bonhoeffer are compelling and his weekly Breakpoint commentaries are powerful and thought provoking. His latest effort, Seven Men, is designed to provide men and those becoming men, with positive role models that practically illustrate what manhood is all about. He does this by focusing on seven men who have lived and served well. We all need great examples; we need to understand what it means to be a man and what God intends men to be; and we need to be inspired. That’s what Eric does. I recommend this very readable book highly.”






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Bonhoeffer Reviews

Praise for BONHOEFFER: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy — A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich

“In this weighty, riveting analysis of the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Metaxas (Amazing Grace) offers a comprehensive review of one of history’s darkest eras, along with a fascinating exploration of the familial, cultural and religious influences that formed one of the world’s greatest contemporary theologians. A passionate narrative voice combines with meticulous research to unpack the confluence of circumstances and personalities that led Germany from the defeat of WWI to the atrocities of WWII. …. Insightful and illuminating, this tome makes a powerful contribution to biography, history and theology.” – Publishers Weekly

“A welcome new biography of one of the 20th century’s leading lights. Metaxas magnificently captures the life of theologian and anti-Nazi activist Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945), who “thought it the plain duty of the Christian-and the privilege and honor-to suffer with those who suffered.” In the finest treatment of the man since Eberhard Bethge’s Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Man of Vision, Man of Courage (1970), Metaxas presents a complete, accessible picture of this important figure, whose story is inspiring, instructive and international in scope. …Metaxas rightly focuses on his subject’s life, not his theology, though readers will learn plenty about his theology as well. The author makes liberal use of primary sources, which bring Bonhoeffer and other characters to vivid life. For the most part, Metaxas allows this epic story to play itself out, unhindered by commentary; where he does add his own voice, the conclusions are sage. A definitive Bonhoeffer biography for the 21st century.” – Kirkus Reviews

“A modern classic…” — Dennis Prager, radio host & author

“Moving, comprehensive, and engaging…  Metaxas tells a compelling story… Recommended.” — Library Journal

“Eric Metaxas tells Bonhoeffer’s story with passion and theological sophistication, often challenging revisionist accounts that make Bonhoeffer out to be a ‘humanist’ or ethicist for whom religious doctrine was easily disposable…Metaxas reminds us that there are forms of religion—respectable, domesticated, timid—that may end up doing the devil’s work for him.” – The Wall Street Journal

“Dietrich Bonhoeffer has at last found the writer he deserves. Eric Metaxas has written a book that adds a new dimension to World War II, a new understanding of how evil can seize the soul of a nation and a man of faith can confront it — and transform defeat into victory,  lies into transcendent truth. No one who cares about the history of the modern world can afford to ignore this book.”
– Thomas Fleming, The New Dealers’ War: FDR and the War Within World War II

“Eric Metaxas’ Bonhoeffer is the biography for this generation. A masterpiece that reads like a great novel and weaves together in one opus an understanding of Bonhoeffer’s theology, the complex and tragic history of 20th century Germany, and the human struggle of a true Christian hero. Eric Metaxas is claiming his place as the preeminent biographer of Christianity’s most courageous figures.”
Martin Doblmeier, Filmmaker, BONHOEFFER

“A stunning achievement recounting Bonhoeffer’s life with lucidity, historical detail, and a concretely contextualized handling of Bonhoeffer’s often misunderstood theological legacy. …Metaxas masterfully distills Bonhoeffer’s eventful and complex life into a true narrative biography that is comprehensive and vivid without being overwhelming.”  –Christianbook.com

“Get this book if you can!”  — NewsDissector.org

‘Metaxas’ Bonhoeffer will be regarded as one of the best books of the year. There are a few books that, years after I have read them, I realize have had a great influence on me. This is sure to be one of them. You can’t go wrong with this book; I give it my highest recommendation.” –While We Sojourn.com

“Metaxas is a graceful writer with a sure grasp of his subject matter.” — The Internet Review of Books

“Metaxas’ book has done more to promote Bonhoeffer’s life and theology than any other single volume.”– Christianbooks.com

“Clearly the definitive work [on Bonhoeffer]… One of the great biographies I’ve ever read.” – Chuck Colson

“A decade ago, Christianity Today published a list of the ten best religious books of the 20th century. Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Cost of Discipleship came in second, behind only C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity—a measure of Bonhoeffer’s standing among contemporary Christians, and evangelicals in particular. And yet until now, American readers have lacked an account of Bonhoeffer’s life that is both thorough and engagingly readable, a book that captures the full sweep of his remarkable story and highlights its meaning for us today. In Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, Eric Metaxas has given us just such a book…  Riveting… a welcome and significant contribution. Metaxas keeps a firm grasp on the scholarly consensus while holding the reader’s attention from the first page to the last, and his book will serve as a gateway for many people to a much fuller understanding of Bonhoeffer.  — BOOKS & CULTURE

“The first major biography of Bonhoeffer in more than 40 years, bringing together newly available documents and a fresh outlook into the many facets of Bonhoeffer’s life. Both theologian and spy, Bonhoeffer’s life is brilliantly documented and aspects of his faith in the light of great struggle are examined. An invigorating and informative book, Eric Metaxas writes an incredible biography of a massively influential character that is sure to impress and enlighten readers.” – The Church of England Newspaper
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“Biographies matter because they teach us through the lives of others.  Done well, they inform and entertain.  Done very well, they can inspire.  And sometimes, at the hands of an author of real passion and talent, they can change the way we think about ourselves and our times.  Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, is just such a book.  Eric Metaxas has created a biography of uncommon power – intelligent, moving, well researched, vividly written and rich in implication for our own lives.  Or to put it another way:  Buy this book.  Read it.  Then buy another copy and give it to a person you love.  It’s that good. … Eric Metaxas has written the kind of extraordinary book that not only brings Dietrich Bonhoeffer, his times and his witness vividly alive, but also leaves us yearning to find the same moral character in ourselves.  No biographer can achieve anything higher.  – Archbishop Charles Chaput in First Things

“A powerful story beautifully told about a man who didn’t just write about the cost of discipleship but lived it. Deeply moving.”  – Dr. Merold Westphal, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University

“[D]efinitive and incredibly detailed… a powerful, powerful book… Highly recommended!”  — Gov. Mike Huckabee

“One of the finest and most moving biographies I have ever read.  Eric Metaxas responds to a great life with a great book.” — Cal Thomas, America’s #1 nationally syndicated columnist

“For anyone whose faith has been strengthened by the life and witness of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, this is the biography you have always wanted. Eric Metaxas has written a rich, detailed, and beautiful account of the great pastor and theologian who gave us The Cost of Discipleship and sacrificed his life for opposing Hitler. Metaxas’ Bonhoeffer is a monumental achievement and a deeply important work.”
Greg Thornbury, PhD, Dean, School of Christian Studies at Union University

“With great skill, energy, and warmth, Metaxas reminds us why the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer stands as a rebuke both to believers and skeptics. Rarely has the story of a Christian martyr been told with such realism and depth. It’s a gem of a book.”   — Joseph Loconte, Lecturer in Politics, The King’s College, New York City; Editor of The End of Illusions: Religious Leaders Confront Hitler’s Gathering Storm

Metaxas’ Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy is a modern-day classic that should be on “best of” lists for the decade…  – Relevant Magazine

“[A]n electrifying account of one man’s stand against tyranny.” – Human Events






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Greg Thornbury, PhD, Dean of the School of Christian Studies at Union University

“We recently had Eric Metaxas on our campus at Union University to talk about Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  Simply stated, he is perfect for a university lecture series.  He possesses the rare ability to make undergraduates laugh out loud and think deeply simultaneously.  His scholarship is impeccable, his theological insights are right on target, and the challenge he leaves with students to live lives worthy of the kingdom of God make him one of the best speakers on the lecture circuit today. Book him now for a series of talks. Trust me.”






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Dick Cavett

“For his stylish and entertaining treatment of this subject, Metaxas deserves a prize.” –Dick Cavett






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Kerby Anderson, Syndicated Radio Host, Author, Director of Probe Ministries

“Eric Metaxas is the most eclectic Christian I know.”






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WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY, JR.

“…OBVIOUSLY VERY WELL-RAISED…”






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Family Foundation of Virginia

[Metaxas’] speaking style, a combination of edgy wit, charm, inspiration, evangelization, thoughtfulness and historical narrative of lessons learned and values by which to live, took the crowd through laughter, pensiveness, inspiration and motivation. The feedback on the entire night was tremendous, with unsolicited compliments calling it the best gala ever.






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Greg Alan Thornbury, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Christian Studies, Union University

“Eric Metaxas was one of the most popular speakers I have ever brought to Union University. His rapier wit, compelling content, and communication skills resonated widely across the campus with faculty, staff, and especially students. Weeks after his chapel address, people were still talking about Eric.”






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Moby, Rockstar

“Eric Metaxas is one of the funniest people I know.”






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Peggy Noonan, Author

“Conversation with Eric is always interesting because he’s funny, quick witted and thoughtful.”






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Dr. Os Guinness, Senior Fellow, The Trinity Forum

“Well educated and well read, Eric is a deep thinker who is also articulate and genuinely interested in the lives and ideas of others, and in the issues swirling around public life today. From writing scripts, reviews, and books to interviewing to public speaking to doing hilarious comic acts, Eric is supremely gifted, irrepressibly creative, and astonishingly versatile.”






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John Wilson, Editor, Books & Culture

“In a recent piece for Harper’s magazine, journalist Jeff Sharlet exposed the secret theocracy that runs America. The article was widely noticed, but in fact Sharlet had failed to uncover an even more elite, more covert organization. I refer to the Committee to Promote the Genius of Eric Metaxas (COPGEM), founded in Savannah in December 2000. (The membership of COPGEM, of course, must remain a closely guarded secret.)






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Charis Conn, Senior Editor, Harper’s

“Eric Metaxas is one of the most charming, articulate, and intelligent people I know. He is at once terrifically urbane, with a biting wit, and a gentle and genuine populist, at ease with virtually anyone on any topic. He enjoys listening to people as much as he genuinely enjoys making them laugh, and think. He is an intuitive sharer of both information and experience. He is a master improviser, fast on his feet, and able to hold audiences through sheer presence and candidness.”






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Mike Nawrocki, “Larry the Cucumber” – VeggieTales Co-creator

“Eric Metaxas is extremely funny, completely sincere, and always a joy to work with. He’s a truly gifted writer and an equally talented speaker. If I could handle a crowd like him, there’d be no need for the cucumber suit.”

  • You Are Invited! Oct. 28th Miracles Event

    Sep 16, 2014

    IMG_3456 - Version 2My new book officially comes out on Oct. 28th — with a national event!

    The book’s title is MIRACLES: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life. It will be a Socrates in the City event and oddly enough, I will be the guest!

    Of course we needed to find a guest host to interview me, since I couldn’t interview myself! We hoped to find someone who was as good an interviewer as Dick Cavett, but unfortunately the only person as good as Dick Cavett is Dick Cavett! And of course he “wasn’t available.” Sigh.

    But then — wait a minute – he was! So if you can believe it, the master interviewer of the last fifty years — who has interviewed Robin Williams, David Bowie, Marlon Brando, Katharine Hepburn, Jimi Hendrix, Laurence Olivier, Abba, Richard Burton, Janis Joplin, Groucho Marx, Muhammad Ali,William F. Buckley, Woody Allen, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ingmar Bergman, Bob Hope, Carol Burnett, and a zillion others — will interview me on Oct. 28th. I am deeply honored by this and I very much hope you’ll join us! If Liza Minnelli shows up, you’ll be sorry you missed it!!!

    If you can get to NYC, fantastic! Our ticket prices have been dramatically lowered. If you don’t believe it, click here! The best ones are selling out, so do hurry. If you cannot get to NYC, we will be Webcasting the event all across the country. Or wherever good wi-fi is available. Stay tuned to this space for details.

  • What readers are saying about *MIRACLES*

    Aug 31, 2014

    9780525954422_p0_v1_s600 “Metaxas’s Miracles mixes storytelling with logic and inspiring beauty with profound mystery. An intoxicating combination.”
        – Patricia Heaton, Emmy-award-winning actress, Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle

    Miracles is the sort of book that–once you’ve read it–you’ll wonder where it’s been all your life.”
        – Kathie Lee Gifford, Emmy-award-winning host, The Today Show

    “The realm of miracles is the ultimate no-go-area for tough-minded writers. I can’t think of any author but Eric Metaxas to enter this unknown territory and come back with a book that is a miracle in itself: A dense, edgy and awe-inspiring report on the possibility of the impossible.”
         — Dr. Markus Spieker, Reporter for German National Television and best-selling author of Hollywood Cinema in Nazi Germany

    “If you’re a skeptic, read this book with an open mind and you might just discover that miracles are real. If you’re already a believer, be ready to be inspired. My friend Eric Metaxas combines deeply-compelling reasoning with some of the most encouraging true stories of miracles you will ever read.”
        – Kirsten Powers, columnist for USA Today and The Daily Beast

    “I can’t think of a greater compliment then to say this is a book C.S. Lewis would have been jealous he didn’t write!”      – Brad Stine, Actor, Author, Comedian, Spy.

    “He wears a killer pocket square and horn-rimmed glasses, but Kierkegaard yet lives. In a world painted gray by materialism, neo-paganism, and steely secularity, Eric Metaxas’s shrewd and stirring musings splash the canvas with the brilliant colors of faith, hope, and the possibility of reality-beyond-reality. Read this book to confront your doubt. Read this book to face down your fear of the afterlife. Read this book to reenchant your humanity…”
        – Owen Strachan, Assistant Professor of Christian Theology and Church History, Southern Seminary & Boyce College; Author, Risky Gospel

    “As a secular reader, I come to such books with a certain resistance. Metaxas won me over instantly by meeting me where I live. His intellectual honesty, coupled with an open-hearted wonder at the sheer breadth of human experience, is irresistible.”
        – Christopher Noel, author, Impossible Visits, Producer/Director, “Woven Lou”

    “With this beautiful and moving and thoughtful new book, Eric Metaxas proves yet again to be a writer of the first order. He is a storyteller, this book at once humble and exuberant, honest and astonishing, filled with awesome proof of how God works in our lives here, now. In a culture that daily celebrates the parched ground of cynicism, Miracles is a cool rain of intelligent and loving and God-fearing truth.”
        – Bret Lott, Best-selling author of Jewel; Non-fiction editor, Crazyhorse

    “Metaxas has done it again. In these colourful and varied stories from his friends, and his own trenchant commentary, he challenges the mind-forged manacles of much current thinking. In doing so, he presents hope for the tone deaf who cannot hear the splendour of the music of the spheres, and he brings in sunlight for modern cave dwellers who have become accustomed to only shadows on the wall of our increasingly windowless world.”
        – Os Guinness, Author of The Call

    “As Metaxas himself says, feel free to gulp.  Reading Miracles is one of those life altering experiences.  It gives you gratitude for the molecular composition of water, the distance of the earth from the sun, and even the exact placement of Jupiter.  You will laugh, and you will cry, and after being immersed in Metaxas’ clear, rational analysis, you just might find yourself looking for your own miracle at any moment. I loved it.”
    – Caroline Coleman, author of Loving Soren and the blog “A Chapter A Day”

    “In Miracles, Eric Metaxas tackles the question of the supernatural like a chess master: anticipating and outmaneuvering the skeptics at every turn. With irresistible logic — and great empathy — he shows why we can believe in “God acting from beyond this world.” No Christian thinker today combines reason and wit, argument and imagination, to greater effect. Believers will find their faith strengthened and their love for God deepened. Doubters may find their fortress of objections withering away. If a single volume could scatter the disciples of scientism into doleful exile, this is it. An immensely provocative and rewarding book.”
        – Joseph Loconte, Assoc. Professor of History at the King’s College, NYC and author, The Searchers: The Search for Meaning in the Valley of Doubt and God, Locke, and Liberty: The Struggle for Religious Freedom in the West.

    Miracles is a clarion call to any who, like Dante, have lost la speranza dell altezza.”
       – Dame Alice von Hildebrand, author, Memoirs of a Happy Failure and The Privilege of Being a Woman

    “Get ready to change the way you see reality forever.”
         — Erwin Raphael McManus, Founder of MOSAIC and author of The Artisan Soul: Crafting Your Life into a Work of Art

    “Eric Metaxas is like C.S. Lewis but with jokes: intelligent, spiritually profound, and full of wit.”
    – Susan E. Isaacs, author Angry Conversations with God: A Snarky but Authentic Spiritual Memoir

    To read more of what readers are saying, click here…

  • Communion on the Moon: July 20th, 1969

    Jul 19, 2014

    Forty-five years ago today two human beings changed history by walking on the surface of the moon.   But what happened before Buzz Aldrin (pictured in the LM, left) and Neil Armstrong exited the Lunar Module is perhaps even more amazing, if only because so few people know about it.

    I’m talking about the fact that Buzz Aldrin took communion on the surface of the moon.  Some months after his return, he wrote about it in Guideposts magazine.  And a few years ago I had the privilege of meeting him myself.  (See photo below.)   I asked him about it and he confirmed the story to me, and I wrote about in my book Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God (But Were Afraid to Ask).

    The background to the story is that Aldrin was an elder at his Presbyterian Church in Texas during this period in his life, and knowing that he would soon be doing something unprecedented in human history, he felt he should mark the occasion somehow, and he asked his pastor to help him.  And so the pastor consecrated a communion wafer and a small vial of communion wine.  And Buzz Aldrin took them with him out of the Earth’s orbit and on to the surface of the moon.

    He and Armstrong had only been on the lunar surface for a few minutes when Aldrin made the following public statement:  “This is the LM pilot. I’d like to take this opportunity to ask every person listening in, whoever and wherever they may be, to pause for a moment and contemplate the events of the past few hours and to give thanks in his or her own way.”  He then ended radio communication and there, on the silent surface of the moon, 250,000 miles from home, he read a verse from the Gospel of John, and he took communion.  Here is his own account of what happened:

    “In the radio blackout, I opened the little plastic packages which contained the bread and the wine. I poured the wine into the chalice our church had given me. In the one-sixth gravity of the moon, the wine slowly curled and gracefully came up the side of the cup. Then I read the Scripture, ‘I am the vine, you are the branches. Whosoever abides in me will bring forth much fruit.  Apart from me you can do nothing.’  I had intended to read my communion passage back to earth, but at the last minute [they] had requested that I not do this. NASA was already embroiled in a legal battle with Madelyn Murray O’Hare, the celebrated opponent of religion, over the Apollo 8 crew reading from Genesis while orbiting the moon at Christmas.  I agreed reluctantly.   …I ate the tiny Host and swallowed the wine. I gave thanks for the intelligence and spirit that had brought two young pilots to the Sea of Tranquility. It was interesting for me to think: the very first liquid ever poured on the moon, and the very first food eaten there, were the communion elements.”

    And of course, it’s interesting to think that some of the first words spoken on the moon were the words of Jesus Christ, who made the Earth and the moon — and Who, in the immortal words of Dante, is Himself the “Love that moves the Sun and other stars.”

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    FOR A VIDEO of me talking about this on the FoxNewsChannel’s Strategy Room, click here.

    And for the full text of Buzz Aldrin’s article (“Communion in Space”) from the October 1970 issue of Guideposts magazine, click here.

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    Buzz Aldrin, Eric Metaxas, and Dick Cavett

     

  • “What the Bird Said Early in the Year”

    Jul 17, 2014

    This week I’ve had the tremendous privilege of being in Oxford to shoot a small-group dvd series about C.S.Lewis, due out early next year. You can see photos here. I’ll be adding more each day. Today we shot behind Magdalen College, on Addison’s walk, where late one September night in 1931 J.R.R. Tolkien, Hugo Dyson, and Lewis took a walk. Tolkien got Lewis to consider the idea that Jesus’s incarnation, death, and resurrection were a myth that was also historically true. Nine days later, after a motorcycle ride to the Whipsnade Z00, Lewis assented to that idea, and became a Christian.

    The following plaque of a Lewis poem was put up on Addison’s Walk in 1998, commemorating the Centenary of Lewis’s birth. I was there at that time and the poem remains one of my absolute favorites. IMG_4687

     

    WHAT THE BIRD SAID EARLY IN THE YEAR

    I heard in Addison’s Walk a bird sing clear:
    This year the summer will come true. This year. This year.

    Winds will not strip the blossom from the apple trees
    This year, nor want of rain destroy the peas.

    This year time’s nature will no more defeat you,
    Nor all the promised moments in their passing cheat you.

    This time they will not lead you round and back
    To Autumn, one year older, by the well-worn track.

    This year, this year, as all these flowers foretell,
    We shall escape the circle and undo the spell.

    Often deceived, yet open once again your heart,
    Quick, quick, quick, quick! – the gates are drawn apart.

     

  • Holy Talkshow, Batman! It’s Dick Cavett!!!

    Jul 01, 2014

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    One of the true privileges of my life has been to befriend the great Dick Cavett, whose Emmy-winning tv show has been a major inspiration for Socrates in the City. I recently had the honor of speaking at a gala celebration of his career at the Museum of Broadcasting in Chicago — and was able to reprise Red Buttons’ famous “Never got a dinner!” routine. “Why!? WHY are we giving this man a dinner?!

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    So how terrific that this master interviewer (pictured interviewing Groucho) has agreed to be the first-ever guest host on Oct. 28th to interview yours truly on the subject of my new MIRACLES book! To whet your appetite for that event — which WILL be simulcast around the country — you’ve just GOT to watch my Socrates in the City interview of him from three years ago. His brilliance and talent shine in a way they cannot when he’s the interviewer. For the love of Pete, Mike, and Christmas,  CLICK HERE FOR THAT LINK!!!

    Don’t forget to pre-order your copy of Miracles now at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-Million| Or wherever books are sold.

  • My new book is finished! It’s a Miracle!

    Jun 27, 2014

    9780525954422_p0_v1_s600Have you ever wondered what a miracle is, or why miracles happen — or how miracles can change your life? What a coincidence — or is it a miracle? — because I’ve written a NEW book titled Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life! The book will be launched on Oct. 28th at a special Socrates in the City event with our first ever guest host, none other than TV legend and Emmy Award-winning talk show host, Mr. Dick Cavett! He will interview me on the subject of miracles — but the event will be simulcast so anyone can watch it. Stay tuned to this space for more information. In the meantime, PLEASE PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY!

    Miracles can be pre-ordered now at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-Million| Or wherever books are sold.

  • Bonhoeffer Never Said That!

    Jun 10, 2014

    Bonhoeffer CoverThis is how these things happen. AMAZING. What am I talking about? I’m talking about the fact that Dietrich Bonhoeffer NEVER said “Being a Christian is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously and actively doing God’s will.” But it’s EVERYWHERE on the internet that he said that. But he didn’t. Who said it? Eric Metaxas. On page 486 of my Bonhoeffer book I sum up a theme of his and put it in those words. It is what I believe, but I came to put it in those words while writing my book on Bonhoeffer because it’s a theme of his. I was trying to help the reader understand Bonhoeffer’s thinking.

    But Bonhoeffer NEVER EVER actually said it himself.

    But the toothpaste is out of the tube and the quote is EVERYWHERE on the internet. The number of places you will find that he said that is practically infinite. Click here to see. It’s mind-blowing. So if YOU put it out there and can put your tiny piece of toothpaste back in the tube, you will be doing a service to history. Let’s see if it is POSSIBLE to correct this error immediately. Such mistakes really do a terrible disservice to history. But can you imagine how far this mistake has gone already? Let’s try and correct it as an experiment… If you put it out there, please fix it. On behalf of history and accuracy, I thank you.

  • Hillsdale College 2014 Commencement

    May 18, 2014

    BnS4x3aCQAActGF-1I was the 2014 Commencement Speaker at Hillsdale College in Michigan. To view the video of my speech, “The Role of Faith in the Story of Freedom,” click here. I end the speech with an extraordinary quote from Abraham Lincoln.

    For more information on Hillsdale, or to get copies of Imprimis, click here.

    To read the text of my speech, click here.

  • Liberty University 2014 Baccaulaureate Address

    May 18, 2014

    Liberty-Baccalaureate-2014-Commencement12-1I had the honor of giving the 2014 Baccalaureate Address at Liberty University. To see the video, click here.

    I quoted from Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” and exhorted the graduates to retweet this lyric to help remember what’s important in life. I exhort you to do the same by clicking here!

     

  • Have We Forgotten the Story of America?

    Mar 17, 2014

    UnknownHere’s a link to the video of my speech at CPAC 2014. The title of my speech is “Have We Forgotten the Story of America?” The blasting KEI$HA music is obviously an unintentionally super-sad and grimly ironic commentary on the words that follow.  Here’s the Christian Post article…

  • Malcolm Gladwell at Socrates in the City

    Mar 17, 2014

    460057284_640You’ve GOT to check out the video of our evening with Malcolm Gladwell at Socrates in the City! We also have video of the amazing evening with Dr. Stephen Meyer, not to mention the boffo evening with Dick Cavett! We’ll post video of our recent evenings with Hugh Hewitt and Dame Alice von Hildebrand very soon — and guess who is coming May 7th? Sign up to get the email invitation!

  • Bonhoeffer Small Group Videos Are Here!

    Feb 18, 2014

    IMG_2930I’m so proud of what we were able to do in these four videos, which we shot on location in Germany and Poland. I talk about Bonhoeffer while sitting at his desk in the very bedroom in Berlin where he lived and was arrested. I visit the site of Finkenwalde, which is now just over the border in Poland, and I visit the Igel Fraternity in Tübingen where he was a member, and I even go inside Tegel prison, which is still operating as a prison, virtually unchanged from Bonhoeffer’s time there. It will be demolished later this year. These four videos and study guide are designed for small group study, whether at home or in church, and I hope they deepen your understanding of both Bonhoeffer and his work. Here is a link to the first video, which you can watch in it’s entirety, to get a taste of the whole. And here’s a short trailer.

    To purchase the DVDs & Study Guide from CBD.com, click here. To purchase from Amazon, click here. To purchase from BN.com, click here.

  • There is no one funnier than Tim Conway

    Feb 17, 2014

    IMG_3644 - Version 4Growing up in the 1970s we watched the Carol Burnett Show every Saturday. As hilarious as Harvey Korman and Carol herself were, Tim Conway usually stole the show. I had the honor of meeting him in Dallas recently and am hoping he’ll consent to being interviewed for Socrates in the City this year. Intercessory support encouraged. In the meantime, here’s the famous “Dentist Sketch”. And here’s the infamous “Interrogation Sketch.” The puppet appears at 5:30.

  • My Great Defender of Life Award Speech

    Jan 09, 2014

    HiRes_EricSusanneMetaxas-3This fall, my wife Susanne and I were jointly honored by the Human Life Review with their annual “Great Defender of Life Award” here in Manhattan at the Union League Club. Here is the text of my speech on that occasion:

    “First of all, let me say from the bottom of my heart that I bitterly, bitterly resent having to share this award with my wife… Please, let me continue!

    (To continue reading, click here.)

     

  • HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014!

    Jan 01, 2014

    To read all of my eerily accurate 2014 Predictions, click here!

    If you have a minute, you’ve got to watch the new video of the I AM SECOND LIVE event! I interview Olympic Skating Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton, KORN lead guitarist Brian Head Welch, former prostitute Annie Lobert, and former Navy SEAL Remi Adeleke. I also challenge Remi to a push-up contest. I tried to ask the questions YOU would have asked if you were there — and were willing to ask extraordinarily dumb questions. CLICK HERE!

    Also, we’ve posted our most recent Socrates in the City events here! Watch me interview Dr. Stephen Meyer on Intelligent Design, poet Christian Wiman on whether he believes in a literal, bodily resurrection, and much more! FREE for the 1st 100 viewers!

  • Before I wrote Bonhoeffer, I wrote this!

    Dec 01, 2013

    hero-christmasMost folks who’ve read my Bonhoeffer book have no idea that before I wrote biographies, I wrote this. My buddy Tim Raglin and I wanted to create a family-friendly book that unashamedly celebrated Christmas and that recalled the classic children’s books we have so loved over the years. So we created this book and two others — so far. We’re creating a fourth one right now, but I cannot tell you what it is yet… But if you want a super high-quality book that shouts “Merry Christmas!” I think you may have found it. Visit www.unclemugsy.com for more information on this and my other children’s books with the amazing Tim Raglin.

  • “I AM SECOND ” PREMIERES ITS 100th FILM!

    Sep 21, 2013

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    DO YOU KNOW ABOUT “I AM SECOND“? If you don’t, methinks you’re missing something pretty spectacular. This is just tremendous stuff.

    1238351_10151572914676114_1704677172_n And somehow I have the great honor of being the 100th person they’ve featured in their films, and the one featuring my own story premiered at an over-the-top event in Dallas just the other day.  To read the Christian Post‘s article on that event — with pictures — click here! And to read their account of my story as told in the I Am Second film, click here!

    I hosted a live talk show fundraising event for 500 guests, and interviewed (pictured left to right) the lead guitarist for Korn, Brian Head Welch, Navy SEAL Remi Adeleke, former prostitute Annie Lobert, and Olympic Skating Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton! It was a ton of fun. But tremendously poignant, too. All of their powerful stories are at www.iamsecond.com. Check them out!IMG_3214

  • Bonhoeffer Babel!

    Sep 04, 2013

    babel201My Bonhoeffer book has now been translated into 16 languages! But have no fear; it will soon be translated back into English! Ha.

    In the meantime, to purchase one of the translated editions, click on the language to go directly to the publisher’s website! Einfach, nicht? So here you go: Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian. (Romanian, and both Simple & Complex Chinese links coming soon!)

  • Socrates in the City * N E W * Videos!

    Sep 02, 2013

    Are you signed up to receive invitations to our fabulous events? Please visit our website and sign up! Our Sept. 12th event is almost sold out, so register today!

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    We’ve also posted videos of our most recent events with Dr. John Lennox, Rod Dreher, and Christian Wiman — not to mention a video of yours truly belting out a Sinatra standard at our June 26th fundraiser. What’s not to mock? It was all for charity, of course, and we’re thrilled to announce that we raised over $100K!  The dancing was loads of fun! The handsome couple above pictured tripping the light fantastic are rumored to be the singer’s parents. Don’t believe a word of it!

  • Canadian National Prayer Breakfast

    Jun 15, 2013

    canadianmountiesvsatomicinvaders2osTo see my recent speech at the Canadian National Prayer Breakfast in Ottawa, click here! I reference William Shatner, Rich Little, and the phrase “Hey, Hoser!” in the first few minutes of my presentation. A good time was had by all. The speech begins about 25 mins into the video…  Hope you enjoy it, eh?

    And after Ottawa I flew over to Toronto and shot three episodes of 100 Huntley Street to talk about my 7Men book, revealing that the real “Secret of their Greatness” was their common Canadian heritage. Click here for Part Un! Click here for Part Deux! And here’s Part Trois! But before that, I shot this episode, in which I spoke about my time at the Canadian National Prayer Breakfast…

  • The Golden Fish: How God Woke Me Up in a Dream

    May 31, 2013

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    Christianity Today has published the story of my coming to faith. It’s never appeared in any magazine before and — coincidentally? — it all happened exactly 25 years ago this month. Click here to read the article.

  • My Speech to the Graduates…

    May 13, 2013

    Eric Metaxas Speaks at Commencement 5-4-13On May 4th, I had the great honor of delivering the commencement address to the graduating 2013 Class of Palm Beach Atlantic University. Click here to see the VIDEO of my speech.

    For the full TEXT of the speech, click here.

  • The Faith of Jackie Robinson

    Apr 14, 2013

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    A NEW FILM about Jackie Robinson, titled 42—the number he wore during his historic career—tells the triumphant story of how the Civil Rights icon integrated professional baseball by playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers. But there’s a mysterious hole at the center of this otherwise worthy film.

    The man who chose Robinson for his role, and masterminded the whole affair, was Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey, played by Harrison Ford. In their initial meeting, the cigar-chomping Rickey makes it clear that whoever will be the first African American in major league baseball will be viciously attacked, verbally and physically. So Rickey famously says he’s looking for a man “with guts enough not to fight back.” He needs someone who will resist the temptation to retaliate. Robinson agrees to go along with it.

    But where did Rickey get that crazy idea and why did Robinson agree? The film doesn’t tell us, but the answers to these questions lie in the devout Christian faith of both men  To cont. reading, click here…

  • Speaking on Religious Liberty… w/Ben Carson!

    Mar 16, 2013

    EricBenCpac1EricBenCpac2I had the honor of speaking about Religious Freedom at CPAC today, followed by a GREAT Q&A with Dr. Ben Carson! To watch the video, click here! I recommend using the full screen option and turning up the sound. I enter the stage at 6:30 into the video and speak for about 14 mins. Then Dr. Carson speaks for about 25 mins.  After that — at 45:00 — there is my Q&A with him. You have to watch that last part!  For the full text of my speech, click here. For just the video of my 14 minutes, click here. Religious Freedom is hugely important and we’re not hearing anything about it.

    If you want to know what you can do, please help spread the word by sharing this speech. Please sign and share the Manhattan Declaration. Please watch Os Guinness’s speech at SITC by clicking here. And finally, if you get into a discussion about Same-Sex Marriage, ask about how it will affect Religious Liberty. That is the real issue and no one is discussing it.


  • Here’s the Video of my Q&A with John Piper!

    Mar 14, 2013

    425909652_295This is worth watching just for John Piper’s spectacular exegesis of Romans 13.  We also talk about the difference between killing and murder — and a host of other things. This took place after my Bonhoeffer speech at Dr. Piper’s church in Minneapolis. Here’s the link!

  • Testifying on Capitol Hill about Anti-Semitism

    Feb 28, 2013

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    Yesterday at 9 a.m. I testified on Capitol Hill at a Congressional Hearing titled “Anti-Semitism: A Growing Threat to All Faiths.”  Click here for the video. It’s in Part One. My five-min. prepared remarks are at 51:00 and my extemporaneous remarks on Religious Freedom and the lack of resolve in the West to deal with these issues, etc., are at 1:33 and 1:49 respectively.  What an honor to testify on this important subject!

  • The National Prayer Breakfast Interview!

    Feb 08, 2013

    12B_02876This year’s Nat’l Prayer Breakfast was simply amazing. I got to meet Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas and chat with Dr. Ben Carson.  And I got to hear Andrea Boccelli sing LIVE.  It was transcendent.  For some photos, click here.  Of course last year’s event, where I spoke, was fun too!  Actually, the amazing KLo of NRO recently interviewed me about that event and and my book about it, titled No Pressure, Mr. President: Real Faith in a Time of Crisis. I always have a TON OF FUN talking to KLo as you’ll see by CLICKING HERE!


  • Please sign up for my email updates!

    Nov 13, 2012

    I’ll be sending out a weekly newsletter/email update soon.  Please sign up by clicking here! No pressure! Speaking of which, I’ll be posting a link for copies of my new book, No Pressure, Mr. President! here soon.  And for my new Christmas book, Uncle Mugsy and the Terrible Twins of Christmas!  Please stay tuned to this space!

  • Here’s the video of Os Guinness at SITC!

    Sep 17, 2012

    Image 29If you care about America, Os Guinness’s talk at Socrates in the City last week was profoundly important.  Please click here to watch the video! SITC is thrilled to offer it to the general public at no cost for a limited time.  Please share it as widely as you like!  And please do get a copy of Os’s book, “A Free People’s Suicide:  Sustainable Freedom and the American Future.”  Finally, for my Breakpoint commentaries on the book, click here.

  • END OF THE WORLD ARRIVES: NYER Says “Hone In”.

    Sep 11, 2012

    2012-end-of-the-worldSomeone shoot me before the earth melts, which will happen any moment now.  How do I know?  Simple.  In the new issue of the New Yorker magazine, which once greatly (almost overweeningly) prided itself on its use of the English language, the writer Steve Coll in his opening piece for the “The Talk of the Town” uses/mis-uses/whatever, dude the phrase “honed in.”  For those of you scoring at home, this marks the final milestone in the decline of Western Civilization.

    The grotesque boner comes in the second paragraph of the magazine, so it’s hard to miss.  As the New Yorker writers and proofreaders should know, the correct phrase is “home in”.  The image is that of a homing pigeon.  The popular misuse of “hone in” conflates “hone down” — which evokes a whetstone/hone used to sharpen a point, literally (blade) or figuratively (argument) — and “home in”.  This misuse is heard more and more, but to read it in the opening paragraphs of the magazine — and in that section of the magazine — for which the great E.B. White (Elements of Style – yes, I’m weeping now) wrote for decades constitutes something of an Agita Apocalypsiensis, since we are all now coining ugly pseudo-phrases.  But it seems The New Yorker may now think of correctness in English usage as a bourgeois/patriarchal/puritanical thing to be dispensed with.  After all, they’ve been oh-so-transgressively dropping the F-bomb for a couple of decades!  If fact, a couple of pages later in a piece about Penny “Hello, Laverne!” Marshall they cheerfully drop the daisy-cutter MF-bomb three times, just in case you thought they might not still be unbelievably hip.  But there’s a single doily-wrapped Victorian F-bomb tossed in too.  For old times’ sake.  And then, a few pages later, they “Jump the Snark” and publish a “humor” piece which is a 1000-word knowing eye-roll against that ultimate bourgeois/patriarchal/puritanical conceit known as “motherhood”.  Gotta stay at the forefront of these things, lest you backslide and start thinking Sarah Palin is not so bad.  All right, kids.  Thanks for listening.  I’m done.

Eric in the Media

Videos on Eric's YouTube Channel.

  • May 20, 2014 Hillsdale 2014 Commencement “The Role of Faith in the Story of Freedom”

    Hillsdale 2014 Commencement Speech: “The Role of Faith in the Story of Freedom”

  • Mar 17, 2014 Have We Forgotten the Story of America?

    UnknownHere’s a link to the video of my speech at CPAC 2014. The title of my speech is “Have We Forgotten the Story of America?” The blasting KEI$HA music is obviously an unintentionally super-sad and grimly ironic commentary on the words that follow.  Here’s the Christian Post article…

  • Mar 17, 2014 Malcolm Gladwell at Socrates in the City

    460057284_640You’ve GOT to check out the video of our evening with Malcolm Gladwell at Socrates in the City! We also have video of the amazing evening with Dr. Stephen Meyer, not to mention the boffo evening with Dick Cavett! We’ll post video of our recent evenings with Hugh Hewitt and Dame Alice von Hildebrand very soon — and guess who is coming May 7th? Sign up to get the email invitation!

  • Mar 10, 2012 Interviewing Tim Keller

    At the New Canaan Society retreat a week ago I chatted with NYC Redeemer pastor Tim Keller for an hour in front of 500 close friends.  We talked about his life, about Adam and Eve and evolution, and about Hell.  He’s quite the cut-up!

  • Feb 02, 2012 2012 National Prayer Breakfast
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    Today I spoke at the Nat’l Prayer Breakfast in Washington.  During my speech I gave the President a copy of my Bonhoeffer book.

  • Jun 06, 2011 Glenn Beck – Eric Metaxas on Bonhoffer (2 of 2)
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    Glenn Beck interviews Eric Metaxas the author of Bonhoffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

  • Jun 06, 2011 Glenn Beck – Eric Metaxas on Bonhoffer (1 of 2)
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    Glenn Beck interviews Eric Metaxas the author of Bonhoffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

  • May 26, 2011 2011 Canterbury Medal Speech (3 of 3)
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    Eric accepts the Becket Fund’s 2011 Canterbury Medal for Religious Freedom.

    The Canterbury Medal is the Becket Fund’s highest honor. It recognizes courage in the defense of religious liberty and is named for Canterbury Cathedral, where Thomas à Becket was martyred by the knights of King Henry II for his own defense of religious freedom. The Canterbury Medal is thus given annually to one “who has resolutely and publicly refused to render to Caesar that which is God’s.”

  • May 26, 2011 2011 Canterbury Medal Speech (2 of 3)
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    Eric accepts the Becket Fund’s 2011 Canterbury Medal for Religious Freedom.

    The Canterbury Medal is the Becket Fund’s highest honor. It recognizes courage in the defense of religious liberty and is named for Canterbury Cathedral, where Thomas à Becket was martyred by the knights of King Henry II for his own defense of religious freedom. The Canterbury Medal is thus given annually to one “who has resolutely and publicly refused to render to Caesar that which is God’s.”

  • May 26, 2011 2011 Canterbury Medal Speech (1 of 3)
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    Eric accepts the Becket Fund’s 2011 Canterbury Medal for Religious Freedom.

    The Canterbury Medal is the Becket Fund’s highest honor. It recognizes courage in the defense of religious liberty and is named for Canterbury Cathedral, where Thomas à Becket was martyred by the knights of King Henry II for his own defense of religious freedom. The Canterbury Medal is thus given annually to one “who has resolutely and publicly refused to render to Caesar that which is God’s.”

  • Dec 08, 2010 NPR Bonhoeffer Interview

    Uncommon Courage
    From 1939-45, more than 15 assassination attempts were made against Adolf Hitler, involving thousands of religious leaders, politicians and members of the military. One of the conspirators was a passionate Lutheran pastor named Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
    Working as a double agent, he secretly fed information about the plots to the Allies, because he believed “action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.” He was ultimately hung at the Flossenburg concentration camp, just 23 days before the Nazis’ surrender. This week we explore the legacy of Bonhoeffer, one of the most celebrated Christian leaders to oppose Nazi anti-Semitism.

    Uncommon Courage

    From 1939-45, more than 15 assassination attempts were made against Adolf Hitler, involving thousands of religious leaders, politicians and members of the military. One of the conspirators was a passionate Lutheran pastor named Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

    Working as a double agent, he secretly fed information about the plots to the Allies, because he believed “action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.” He was ultimately hung at the Flossenburg concentration camp, just 23 days before the Nazis’ surrender. This week we explore the legacy of Bonhoeffer, one of the most celebrated Christian leaders to oppose Nazi anti-Semitism.

  • Apr 09, 2010 Eric at Socrates in the City

    Eric Metaxas addresses Socrates in the City on the topic of his latest biography “Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. A Righteous Gentile vs. The Third Reich” . The event took place on April 9, 2010, which was the sixty-fifth anniversary of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s death.

  • Jan 10, 2010 CNN Metaxas/Hitchens debate

    Eric Metaxas debates with Christopher Hitchens about Jerry Falwell and his death of 7 days prior. This is from CNN’s Paula Zahn show aired on the day of Jerry Falwell’s funeral.

  • Jan 09, 2010 CNN: Everything About God interview

    CNN Interview:  Eric discusses his book Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God (but were afraid to ask)

    Everything About God/ CNN

  • Jan 08, 2010 BookTV “Amazing Grace” Interview

    Scott Sherman interviews Eric Metaxas and David Batstone. The topic of discussion is slavery, past and present. The panelists seek to educate viewers on the history of the struggle against slavery, and how they can get involved to defeat the horrors of modern-day slavery.

  • Jan 07, 2010 Hannity & Colmes “Amazing Grace” interview

    Hannity and Colmes interview Eric Metaxas, Author of the William Wilberforce biography Amazing Grace and Ken Wales, Producer of the feature film “Amazing Grace”.

  • Aug 05, 2009 It’s Time to Sleep, My Love LULLABYE

    Here is the song that Sally Taylor — the daughter of James Taylor and Carly Simon — has written and performs to go along with my new children’s book, It’s Time to Sleep, My Love.

  • Aug 04, 2009 Healthcare #1: Life is Inherently Sacred

    Eric Metaxas discusses what can happen when government gets involved in life and death decisions, with references to his own book on Dietrich Bonhoeffer and to the euthanasia policies of the Third Reich.

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  • Aug 03, 2009 Strategy Room / Love&Marriage #1

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  • Aug 03, 2009 Hollywood vs. America

    More from FNC’s “The Strategy Room” with Lauren Green.  The book I reference is Hollywood vs. America, by Michael Medved.  YouTube Preview Image