By Sarah Kuper
Best-selling author, radio host and Christian commentator Eric Metaxas will speak March 19 at Samford University as part of the Percy Cook Ratliff Lecture Series.
Metaxas is a prominent Christian faith ambassador on the national stage. In 2012, he was selected as the keynote speaker for the National Prayer Breakfast. His take on current and faith-based affairs can be heard over the airwaves on his radio program, The Eric Metaxas Show, and he is the founder and host of Socrates in the City: Conversations on the Examined Life.
His biographies of Christian figures such as Martin Luther and Dietrich Bonhoeffer have earned him spots on the New York Times Best Seller list. Metaxas’ writing has also been published in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The New Yorker.
Additionally, he has authored more than 30 children’s books.
Metaxas’ recent contribution to the humor genre is broadening his audience to include younger adults.
Metaxas’ website, ericmetaxas.com, describes his recent book “Donald Drains the Swamp” as a “whimsical and hilarious parable for the current political moment.”
Metaxas lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.
Tickets for the Percy Cook Ratliff Lecture Series are available at samford.edu/go/OTMJ.
Opportunities to meet Metaxas are available through VIP packages.
Proceeds from the lecture series go toward the Orlean Beeson School of Education Legacy Scholarship and the Jewel Littleton-Williams Annual and Endowed Scholarship.