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Eric Metaxas is an American author, speaker, and radio host. He is known for three biographies, Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery about William Wilberforce [2007], Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy about Dietrich Bonhoeffer [2011], and Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World about Martin Luther [2017].

He has also written humor, children’s books, and scripts for VeggieTales. Metaxas is the founder and host of the NYC-based event series, “Socrates in the City: Conversations on the Examined Life” and the host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Eric Metaxas Show

Eric Metaxas Age | Date Of Birth | Birthday

1 January 1963 (age 56 years), Astoria, New York, United States.

Eric Metaxas Nationality

American.

Eric Metaxas Education

He graduated from Yale University, where he edited the Yale Record, the nation’s oldest college humor magazine.

Eric Metaxas Spouse | Marriage | Partner

Susanne Metaxas (married in 1996).

Marriage location: New York, New York, United States.

Eric Metaxas Children | Kids

His daughter has not been mentioned but we will have this information updated soon.

Eric Metaxas Residence

Metaxas lives in Manhattan with his wife and daughter.

Eric Metaxas Other Activities

Metaxas is the founder and host of a New York City event series called “Socrates in the City: Conversations on the Examined Life,” where he interviews thinkers and writers, and is labeled as a forum on “life, God, and other small topics” in Metaxas’ book about the series. Dr. Francis Collins, Malcolm Gladwell, Sir John Polkinghorne, Kathleen Norris, Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, Dick Cavett, N.T. Wright, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Dame Alice von Hildebrand, Peter Hitchens and Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks have all been guests.

Eric Metaxas Career | Occupation

Metaxas’s works If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty and Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life are both New York Times best-selling books.

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy won the 2010 Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Christian Book of the Year. Bonhoeffer is a New York Times bestseller, climbing to #1 in the e-book category. It also won the 2011 John C. Pollock Award for Christian Biography awarded by Beeson Divinity School and a 2011 Christopher Award. Although the book is popular in the United States among evangelical Christians, Bonhoeffer scholars have criticized Metaxas’s book as unhistorical, theologically weak, and philosophically naive.

Eric Metaxas
Eric Metaxas

Metaxas’s biography of Wilberforce, Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, was the companion book to the 2006 film.

He has also written over thirty children’s books, including It’s Time to Sleep, My Love and Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving. He has written scripts for VeggieTales (even the Hamlet parody “Omelet” from “Lyle the Kindly Viking”) and provided the voice of the narrator in “Esther… The Girl Who Became Queen”, based on the Book of Esther.

Other writing has been published in the Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

Eric Metaxas Radio Show

In April 2015, Metaxas began hosting the two-hour, daily nationally syndicated radio program broadcast from the Empire State Building in New York called The Eric Metaxas Show. The show is syndicated by the Salem Radio Network. Recent notable guests include Dinesh D’Souza, Dick Cavett, David Brooks, Kirsten Powers, Kathie Lee Gifford, Peter Hitchens (brother of Christopher Hitchens), Jimmie “J.J.” Walker, Andrew Garfield, now-convicted felon Russian Maria Butina, and Milo Yiannopoulos.

Eric Metaxas Books

Some of Eric’s books include;

  • Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy(2009)
  • If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty(2016)
  • Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness(2013)
  • Amazing Grace LP(2007)
  • Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World(2017)
  • Everything Else You Always Wanted to Know About God(2005)
  • Donald Drains the Swamp(2018)

Eric Metaxas Awards

Metaxas is the winner of several awards for his work, including the Becket Fund’s Canterbury Medal in 2011 and the Human Life Review’s Defender of Life Award in 2013. Metaxas has received multiple honorary doctorate degrees, including from Hillsdale College, Liberty University, Sewanee: The University of the South, Ohio Christian University, and Colorado Christian University.

Eric Metaxas Quotes

  • “Being a Christian is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously and actively doing God’s will.”
  • “Do not try to make the Bible relevant. Its relevance is axiomatic. Do not defend God’s word, but testify to it. Trust to the Word. It is a ship loaded to the very limits of its capacity. -Dietrich Bonhoeffer”
  • “With the tools of democracy, democracy was murdered and lawlessness made “legal.” Raw power ruled, and its only real goal was to destroy all other powers besides itself.”
  • “It was not apathy or passiveness. For him, prayer was a display of the strongest possible activity.”
  • “It’s so easy to become a grumbler, someone who condemns and carps at everything on principle and sees an ulterior motive behind it.”
  • “It’s so easy to become a grumbler, someone who condemns and carps at everything on principle and sees an ulterior motive behind it.”

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