Publication Date: October 28, 2014
Number of Pages: 352
Dimensions: 9.25 × 6.13 (inches)
What are miracles, and why do so many people believe in them? What do they tell us about ourselves? And what do we do with experiences that we cannot explain?
In Miracles, Eric Metaxas offers compelling -- sometimes electrifying -- evidence that there’s something real to be reckoned with, whatever one has thought of the topic before. Miracles is also a timely, thoughtful, and civil answer to the books of the "New Atheists" -- Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris -- who have passionately asserted not just the impossibility of miracles and the supernatural, but the outright harmfulness of belief in them.
Metaxas -- whom ABC News has called a "witty ambassador for faith" -- provides the measured and wide-ranging treatment the subject deserves, from serious discussion of the compatibility between faith and science to astonishing but well-documented stories of actual miracles from people he knows.
A more current, anecdotal, and personal version of C. S. Lewis’s 1947 book on the subject, Miracles is a powerfully winsome challenge that miracles are not only possible but are far more widespread than most of us ever might have imagined.
Eric Metaxas is the New York Times #1 bestselling author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and the acclaimed Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, ("spectacular*... a crackling bonfire of truth and clarity.**"). His books have been translated into over 20 languages. After graduating Yale with an English degree, he published humor in the New York Times and the Atlantic and was a writer for Rabbit Ears Productions and VeggieTales. He has written over thirty children’s books, including the best-sellers, Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving and It’s Time to Sleep, My Love, illustrated by Nancy Tillman. Metaxas speaks to tens of thousands around the United States and internationally each year. He was the keynote speaker at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast and at the 2013 Canadian National Prayer Breakfast, and he has testified before Congress on anti-Semitism in Europe. Metaxas is the founder and host of Socrates in the City, the acclaimed series of conversations on "Life, God, and other small topics," featuring Malcolm Gladwell, Dr. Francis Collins, N.T. Wright, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Dick Cavett, and Sir John Polkinghorne, among many others. He is a senior fellow and lecturer-at-large at The King’s College in New York City, where he lives with his wife and daughter. You can visit his website at www.ericmetaxas.com.
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