You Are Invited! Oct. 28th Miracles Event

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 09/16/14 under Blog

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.

Bonhoeffer Small Group Videos Are Here!

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 02/18/14 under Blog

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.

7 MEN

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 04/23/13 under Books

In Seven Men, New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas presents seven exquisitely crafted short portraits of widely known—but not well understood—Christian men, each of whom uniquely showcases a commitment to live by certain virtues in the truth of the gospel.

Written in a beautiful and engaging style, Seven Men addresses what it means (or should mean) to be a man today, at a time when media and popular culture present images of masculinity that are not the picture presented in Scripture and historic civil life. What does it take to be a true exemplar as a father, brother, husband, leader, coach, counselor, change agent, and wise man? What does it mean to stand for honesty, courage, and charity, especially at times when the culture and the world run counter to those values?

Each of the seven biographies represents the life of a man who experienced the struggles and challenges to be strong in the face of forces and circumstances that would have destroyed the resolve of lesser men. Each of the seven men profiled—George Washington, William Wilberforce, Eric Liddell, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jackie Robinson, John Paul II, and Charles Colson—call the reader to a more elevated walk and lifestyle, one that embodies the gospel in the world around us.

2012 National Prayer Breakfast

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 02/02/12 under Blog

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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…  Here’s the article from WORLD. Here’s one from The Baptist Press. Here’s the Catholic News Agency.  And here’s National Review.

Emily02021FOR THE VIDEO, CLICK HERE!!!

My talk begins 35 mins in and ends with me leading the 3,500 assembled in singing “Amazing Grace”.  No kidding.

Guess who snapped this photo below?  None other than VP Joseph P. Biden, who of his own accord very graciously offered to take it for me!  Amazing.  I wonder how many photos there are of U.S. President’s taken by U. S. Vice Presidents?

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2012 National Prayer Breakfast

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Published by Rick Vlaha on 02/02/12 under Media Video
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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.

Buy the Socrates in the City book!!!

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 10/06/11 under Blog

412iUpxwqQL._SS500_Before you buy it, read this interview! To get a copy click here!! It contains eleven fab talks by Os Guinness, Sir John Polkinghorne, Peter Kreeft, Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, Chuck Colson, Dr. Paul Vitz, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Francis Collins, N.T. Wright, and Yours Truly.  It also has all of my wacky introductions.   I am really VERY excited about this book! By the way, here’s a terrific review that just came out!  Click here.

The Glenn Beck & NPR Interviews!

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 07/06/11 under Blog

To see my Glenn Beck interview, click here.  For Part 2 click here.  For the transcript, click here.  To read two chapters from the book, click here.  And for the NPR interview, click here!

F-Bomb Bestseller is a Parody of My Book!

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 06/17/11 under Blog

go-the-f-to-sleep.topThe unfortunately titled Go the **** To Sleep bestseller is a direct parody of my children’s picturebook, It’s Time to Sleep, My Love. You can’t make this stuff up.  The author refuses to admit it, but for my commentary, click here. For the Christianity Today article, click here… For the WORLD article, click here… And have you heard the gorgeous lullabye SONG written and performed by Sally Taylor — daughter of James Taylor and Carly Simon??  Click here! Then click the arrow beneath Carly Simon!

L@@K! 2011 Canterbury Medal Speech Videos!

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 05/17/11 under Blog

eric-metaxasReceiving the Becket Fund’s 2011 Canterbury Medal for Religious Freedom was a humbling honor.  Soli Deo Gloria! For an article excerpting the speech, click here. For more photos, click here. For PART I of the speech video, click here. For PART II, click here.  For PART III click here. For Chuck Colson video, click here.  For the Pres. George W. Bush video, click here!

Best Christian Book of the Year 2011

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 05/04/11 under Blog

bonhoefferThis week in Colorado Springs, Bonhoeffer:  Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy was given the highest honor that the ECPA awards each year.  Soli Deo Gloria.  For more details, click here.