by Guy Page
“Now is the time to run for school board,” best-selling author, biographer and radio show host Eric Metaxas told listeners on the Common Sense Radio program on WDEV Wednesday, September 8.
Metaxas also discussed how anti-Nazi resistance pastor and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer might have seen modern day America. When he wrote the book in 2010, he never imagined he’d see an America where people needed to worry about losing their civil rights the way the Germans lost theirs, he said.
Metaxas also spoke about his upcoming speaking engagement visit to Montpelier Friday and Williston Saturday. China policy expert Gordon Chang and conservative radio show host Will Johnson also will appear at the two Vermont Grassroots events. For information and reserve tickets for both, go to www.vtgrassroots.com.
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. The Eric Metaxas Radio Show is heard in more than 120 cities around the U.S..
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 a decidedly eclectic career, Eric Metaxas has written for VeggieTales, Chuck Colson, and the New York Times, three things not ordinarily found in the same sentence. He is a best-selling author whose biographies, children’s books, and works of popular apologetics have been translated into more than 20 languages — German, Albanian, Portuguese, Spanish, Korean, Turkish, Galician, French, Simple Chinese, Complex Chinese, Dutch, Danish, Italian, Polish, Hungarian, Russian, Ukrainian, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Macedonian, Slovak, and Greek. The Hartford Courant has declared figuring him out “like trying to stick a pushpin in a cyclone.”
Metaxas was born in New York City in 1963, on his father’s 36th birthday. He grew up in Danbury, Connecticut, attending the public schools there, and graduated from Yale University. Metaxas has been featured as a cultural commentator on CNN, MSNBC, and the Fox News Channel; and has discussed his own books on The History Channel, C-SPAN’s Book TV, Glenn Beck, Huckabee, and RedEye. He has been featured on many radio programs, including NPR’s Morning Edition, and Talk of the Nation, as well as Hugh Hewitt, Dennis Prager, Bill Bennett, and The Alan Colmes Show.