Eric Metaxas

ericmetaxasEric Metaxas is the New York Times #1 bestselling author of Bonhoeffer, Miracles, Seven Women, Seven Men, and Amazing Grace. He has written more than thirty children’s books, including the bestsellers Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving and It’s Time to Sleep, My Love, illustrated by Nancy Tillman. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages.

He is the co-host of BreakPoint along with John Stonestreet, and the host of the Eric Metaxas Show, a nationally syndicated radio program heard in more than 120 cities around the U.S.

Metaxas speaks to thousands around the U.S. and internationally each year. He was the keynote speaker at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC, an event attended by the President and First Lady, the Vice President, members of Congress, and other U.S. and world leaders.

ABC News has called Metaxas a “photogenic, witty ambassador for faith in public life,” and The Indianapolis Star described him as “a Protestant version of William F. Buckley.”

He is the founder and host of Socrates in the City: Conversations on the Examined Life, an event series of “entertaining and thought-provoking discussions on ‘life, God, and other small topics’” featuring such guests as Malcolm Gladwell, Cal Thomas and Bob Beckel, Dr. Francis Collins, Sir John Polkinghorne, Baroness Caroline Cox, N.T. Wright, Os Guinness, Peter Kreeft, and Dick Cavett.

In 2011, Metaxas was the 17th recipient of the Canterbury Medal awarded by the Becket Fund for Religious Freedom. Previous medalists include Mitt Romney, Chuck Colson, and Elie Wiesel. He has testified before Congress about the rise of anti-Semitism in the U.S. and abroad, and spoke at CPAC2013 and CPAC2014 on the issue of Religious Freedom. In September 2013, Eric and his wife Susanne were jointly awarded the Human Life Review’s “Great Defender of Life Award.” Metaxas has been awarded honorary Doctorates from Hillsdale College, Liberty University and Sewanee: The University of the South.

Eric’s Wall Street Journal op-ed, "Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God" is unofficially the most popular and shared piece in the history of the Wall Street Journal, garnering over 460,000 facebook shares and 8,000 comments.

Metaxas is a Senior Fellow and Lecturer at Large for the King’s College in New York City. He lives in Manhattan, New York, with his wife and daughter.