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.
-What Readers Are Saying about MIRACLES