#1 New York Times Best-selling Author Eric Metaxas Answers Common Questions about God in a Friendly, Conversational Style
"I wanted to make the idea of a conversation on the subject of God inviting and, dare I say, even fun," says Eric Metaxas, author of Everything You Wanted to Know About God (But Were Afraid to Ask)
(WaterBrook, Feb. 21, 2017). "I believe questions that are this serious not only require a little humor, they demand it."
Best known for his #1 New York Times best-selling book Bonhoeffer
the more recent If You Can Keep It,
Metaxas provides a witty and highly accessible resource for those who want to explore honest questions about God and Christianity but may not be planning to crack open a Bible anytime soon.
What makes this book stand apart is that it avoids the usual religious and theological jargon often found in books on apologetics.
Presented in a straightforward Q & A format, Metaxas addresses common questions people have, including:
· How can a good God create a world that has evil and suffering?
· How can anyone take the Bible seriously?
· Is God anti-sex? Is God anti-women?
· How does prayer work?
· Doesn’t science make God obsolete? What does the Bible say about evolution?
· What’s the real story on miracles?
· If God is everywhere, why go to church? Don’t we already have God within us?
· Isn’t God too busy running the universe to care about the details of my day?
· What does the Bible say about things like UFOs, ESP and the afterlife?
Metaxas, who is also a nationally syndicated radio host, notes that regardless of the title, Everything You Wanted to Know About God (But Were Afraid to Ask)
is not meant to be definitive or exhaustive.
Metaxas hopes it will start important conversations that will go far beyond its pages. Praise for Everything You Wanted to Know About God (But Were Afraid to Ask)
"I've always wished I could answer important and difficult questions about God with as much heart, humor, intelligence, and truth as Eric Metaxas does in Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God (but were afraid to ask).
Now I can! By giving friends and family a copy of Eric's excellent book -- which is itself an answer to the question, ‘Is God powerful enough to take a witty, Yale-educated, orthodox Christian logician and use him to make you laugh while simultaneously answering the most difficult questions and inspiring you to genuine faith in God?’ The answer is YES!"
, television and film actor and producer
"Quick, witty, engaging, and often profound. These are words I use to describe my friend and one-time colleague Eric Metaxas. This little book is vintage Metaxas. Good and profitable reading."
, founder and chairman of Prison Fellowship
"Like having a Starbucks with a very funny New York intellectual who happens to be a nonatheist. Oh! That would be Eric Metaxas!"
, comedian, actress, and former cast member of Saturday Night Live
"Finally, a book of apologetics you can give your friends without cringing!"
, author of Girl Meets God
and Mudhouse Sabbath
"An excellent primer on the most important questions of life, engagingly presented in question-and-answer format. A timely and useful book for a searching, spiritually hungry America."
—George Gallup, Jr.
, founding chairman of the George H. Gallup International Institute ABOUT THE AUTHOR Eric Metaxas
is the #1 New York Times
best-selling author of several books, including Bonhoeffer, Amazing Grace, Miracles, Seven Men, Seven Women
, and If You Can Keep It.
He is the host of The Eric Metaxas Show
, a nationally syndicated daily radio program. Metaxas is also the founder and host of Socrates in the City
, the acclaimed series of conversations on “life, God, and other small topics.” Along with his colleague John Stonestreet, he is the voice of BreakPoint
, a radio commentary that is broadcast on 1,400 radio outlets with an audience of eight million. ABC News has called Metaxas a “photogenic, witty ambassador for faith in public life.” He has written for The Wall Street Journal, Atlantic Monthly
as well as CNN.com and has been featured in many media outlets including The Washington Post
, National Review
, Christianity Today
, Fox News, Forbes, Relevant, Focus on the Family,
The Daily Beast and C-Span. A graduate of Yale, Metaxas 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. For more information, visit www.metaxastalk.com.
Christian Living/Spiritual Life/Apologetics
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