Saturday, November 11, 7 p.m.; WSU Hughes Metroplex (5015 E. 29th St. N.) | Free event with ticket
Eric Metaxas is the New York Times #1 bestselling author of Bonhoeffer, Miracles, Seven Women, Seven Men, Amazing Grace, and If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty, and the forthcoming Martin Luther, a biography of Luther marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. He is also 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, and was the keynote speaker at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC.
"A photogenic, witty ambassador for faith in public life.” - ABC News
"Eric Metaxas [is] one of our nation's most brilliant and morally serious public intellectuals.” - Robert P. George, Princeton University
Eric 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.’”
Along with his colleague John Stonestreet, Metaxas is the voice of BreakPoint, a radio commentary that is broadcast on 1,400 radio outlets with an audience of eight million. You can learn more about Eric and listen to his podcasts at ericmetaxas.com.
New Book: Martin Luther
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas comes a brilliant and inspiring biography of the most influential man in modern history, Martin Luther, in time for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Eastminster will have copies available for sale at the church beginning in October.
On All Hallow’s Eve in 1517, a young monk named Martin Luther posted a document he hoped would spark an academic debate, but that instead ignited a conflagration that would forever destroy the world he knew. Five hundred years after Luther’s now famous 95 Theses appeared, Eric Metaxas, acclaimed author and biographer, paints a startling portrait of the wild figure whose adamantine faith cracked the edifice of Western Christendom and dragged medieval Europe into the future. Written in riveting prose and impeccably researched, Martin Luther tells the searing tale of a humble man who, by bringing ugly truths to the highest seats of power, caused the explosion whose sound is still ringing in our ears. Luther’s monumental faith and courage gave birth to the ideals of faith, virtue, and freedom that today lie at the heart of all modern life.
"If you had to make a list of five people who shaped the modern West, Martin Luther would be on it. Yet almost everything you think you know about Luther is wrong, as Eric Metaxas shows in this brilliant biography. This is an amazing story, beautifully told. You'll emerge wiser."
— Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight"
"This is a totally gripping exploration of the life of a true world changer. It reads like a novel, at once funny and fascinating, hilarious and horrific. Eric's fabulous book demystifies Luther's life, honoring the deeply human struggle to trust in encounters with the divine. He reminds us that there simply are no ordinary lives, even our own."
— Simon Trinder, actor w/the Royal Shakespeare Company
"Metaxas's Martin Luther is a breathtaking achievement and a gripping read. Bold, fast-paced, and magisterial like its hero, yet always stylish and witty like its author, this account blows the cobwebs off long-settled expectations, and helps us to understand the man who shook the medieval world and helped to shape the modern world."
— Os Guinness, author, Impossible People
"When Martin Luther made it possible to read the Bible for yourself, he did more than anyone else to create the future. Read this book for yourself to understand the story we’re all still living through."
— Peter Thiel, PayPal co-founder, entrepeneur, and author of Zero to One
"Eric Metaxas has blessed us with yet another indispensable biography. With his customary verve and elegance, profound reverence, and biting wit, Metaxas’s Martin Luther is an education in the meaning of man’s relation to God. It makes Luther’s life come alive, and illuminates how deeply that life has affected our own."
— Bret Lott, non-fiction editor of Crazyhorse magazine and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Jewel
"This massive but eminently readable biography of Luther deserves no less an adjective than ‘formidable.’ Eric Metaxas is to religious biographers what Pixar is to cartoons."
— Peter Kreeft, author of What Catholics & Protestants Can Learn from Each Other
This event is part of Eastminster Presbyterian Church's 30/60 Anniversary Celebration. Learn more >>