Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas

About Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas is the New York Times #1 bestselling author of Martin Luther, If You Can Keep It, 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 host of the Eric Metaxas Radio Show, a nationally syndicated radio program heard in more than 120 cities around the U.S., featuring in-depth interviews with a wide variety of guests, such as Tony Hale, Joseph Fiennes, Adam McKay, Dick Cavett, David Gregory, Kirsten Powers, David Brooks, Peggy Noonan, Steve Forbes, Nia Vardalos, LeCrae, Abigail Disney, Marja Mills, Mary Karr, Jason Gay, Patricia Heaton, Paul Williams, and Alexandra Wentworth Stephanopoulos. 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. Previous keynote speakers have included Mother Theresa, Bono, and Tony Blair. That speech and Eric’s essay on the experience were put into a book, No Pressure, Mr. President: The Power of True Belief in a Time of Crisis.

Metaxas speaks and travels widely. He has spoken in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Canada, Bermuda, Albania, Kosovo, Greece, and Australia; and in the U.S. has spoken at the White House, on Capitol Hill, at West Point, Yale, Cornell, Princeton, and at many colleges and universities. In May 2013, Metaxas was the featured speaker at the Canadian National Prayer Breakfast in Ottawa. He was the commencement speaker at Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2013. In May 2014 he was the commencement speaker at Hillsdale College and Baccalaureate speaker at Liberty University.

He has debated at the Oxford Union, the world’s oldest debating society. His no-holds-barred introductions of such figures as U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman, former Attorney General John Ashcroft, and Rick Warren have made him much sought after as an emcee and moderator. Metaxas has moderated debates featuring President Obama’s former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright; Bishop John Spong; Princeton’s Peter Singer; Dinesh D’Souza, and the New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman.

Eric’s biography, Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery was published by HarperOne, and was the “official companion book” to the feature film, also titled Amazing Grace. The book appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, and was lauded by Stanley Crouch (“…a superb history of the British fight against slavery”); former NYC Congressman Floyd Flake (“magnificent… will stand as a living landmark…”); John Wilson (“a crackling bonfire of clarity and truth.”); Rudy Giuliani (“better than the movie!”); and many others.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God (but were afraid to ask), came out in 2005, and was praised by Ann B. Davis, Alice on The Brady Bunch (“I am absolutely smitten with this book!”), Tim Keller of Redeemer Presbyterian Church (“The difficulty is not to gush.”), and Dick Cavett (“Metaxas deserves a prize.”). The sequel, titled Everything ELSE You Always Wanted to Know About God (but were afraid to ask) was published in 2007. A third book in the series titled Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God (The Jesus Edition) was published in hardcover by Regal in January 2010.

Eric lives in Manhattan, New York, with his wife and daughter.