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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

“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.”

-Dennis Prager, radio host and author

“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.”

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

“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.”

-Os Guinness, author A Free People’s Suicide

“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.”

-Denny Rydberg, President of Young Life

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

-Bonhoeffer Reviews

“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.”

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

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

-Dick Cavett

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

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

“…OBVIOUSLY VERY WELL-RAISED…”

-WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY, JR.