Join The Phil Vischer Podcast crew as they spend the afternoon with NY Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas (Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy).
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Eric Metaxas is the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, which was named “Book of the Year” by the ECPA. Bonhoeffer also won the 2011 John C. Pollock Award for Biography awarded by Beeson Divinity School and a 2011 Christopher Award in the Non-fiction category. Called a “biography of uncommon power,” Bonhoeffer appeared on numerous 2010 “Best of the Year” lists and was featured in the Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, The New Republic, Harper’s, Kirkus (starred review), NPR, FoxNews, C-SPAN’s Book TV, Christianity Today, The Weekly Standard, and First Things. Metaxas 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.
Metaxas is currently the voice of Breakpoint, a radio commentary that is broadcast on 400 stations with an audience of eight million.
In 2011, Metaxas was the 17th recipient of the Canterbury Medal awarded by the Becket Fund for Religious Freedom. Previous medalists include Mitt Romney and Elie Wiesel.
You can follow Eric on twitter @ericmetaxas
I follow Eric (and now Phil, too) on Twitter, saw his tweet indicating this episode was up and thoroughly enjoyed it a short time later. Now I’m going to listen to the previously posted episodes. Great Job! God Bless You and Your Team
Love, LOVE this! Thank you all for putting this type of project together & making it available. We’re really looking forward to seeing how our Lord will honor it. Got plans to get Joel C. Rosenberg, yet? With much gratitude to ALL Ya’ll from Texas! 🙂
Hey Phil, Christian, and Skye,
I just found this podcast recently. I must say, I have been thoroughly enjoying your hour-long discussions about the end of western civilization. When I saw the guest for this episode, I was really intrigued. I have been working on Boenhoeffer (it’s quite an endeavor), and my brother was greatly impacted by Eric’s book “7 Men and the Secret of Their Greatness”. However, I had not known before that Eric Metaxas had worked on VeggieTales in the past.
You know the part where Eric said that people get crazy when they find out he wrote “Omelet”?
When I first heard him say that he wrote “Omelet”, I paused the episode, leapt off of my bed, and made a mad dash for my door to tell my brother. Well, on the way, two of my toes had a collision with the metal bars of a rolling chair. After standing by my bedroom door for a minute in excruciating pain, I went out to find my brother. Turns out he was not even home, but out seeing a movie.
Eric, I doubt you will hear of someone who had a more eager and violent reaction to that little trivia tidbit.