Best-selling author Eric Metaxas here April 11

Eric Metaxas 300x500Eric Metaxas, the best-selling author who brought to life heroes of the Christian faith in Dietrich Bonhoeffer and William Wilberforce, and who is featured on the popular “I Am Second” video series, will be speaking twice at Abilene Christian University on April 11.

His visit is sponsored by ACU’s Center for Building Community, which has brought speakers such as UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto, economic journalist Knight Kiplinger, Baylor University president Dr. Kenneth Starr and professional golf legend Byron Nelson to the campus in recent years.

Metaxas will speak at 11 a.m. in Moody Coliseum during ACU’s Chapel, which is open to the public. He also will be the keynote speaker at a luncheon at 11:45 a.m. in the McCaleb Conference Center of the Hunter Welcome Center. Individual tickets are $30 and group seats are available as a table of eight for $200. All tickets are available for purchase online. Call 325-674-2156 for questions about the event.

A graduate of Yale University, Metaxas is author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy – which reached No. 1 on the The New York Times’ best-seller list – and Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, a companion to the film Amazing Grace. His latest book is 7 Men and the Secret of Their Greatness. He is a commentator on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. ABC News calls Metaxas a “photogenic, witty ambassador for faith in public life.”

His writing resume spans Atlantic Monthly and his own blog, as well as Veggietales, for which he was a best-selling author of God Made You Special!, Even Fish Slappers Deserve a Second-Chance and The Pirates Who (Usually) Don’t Do Anything.

He was featured speaker at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C.

From his “I Am Second” video:

“I remember going to college and really thinking, ‘I don’t know what I believe,’ … and I’m so open-minded that in an environment like Yale, particularly – it’s a very secular environment – by the time I graduated I was really absolutely at sea. I had no idea what I believed or who I was. It got very tough.”

 

 

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