Eric Metaxas

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Eric Metaxas founded Socrates ITC in October of 2000. He is the New York Times bestselling author of AMAZING GRACE: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, the acclaimed biography that was the official companion book to the feature film. Eric is also the author of EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT GOD (but were afraid to ask), which has been acclaimed by Ann B. Davis (Alice on "The Brady Bunch"), Dick Cavett ("Metaxas deserves a prize"), and George Gallup. The musician Moby has called Eric "one of the funniest people I know." Non-celebrities have been less generous.

Metaxas has worked as a writer for VeggieTales, and his humorous essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic. He is the author of over 30 children's books, including the bestseller Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving. Eric frequently appears on CNN and the FoxNewsChannel as a cultural commentator, and his introductions of such figures as Sen. Joe Lieberman and Dick Armey have made him sought-after as a speaker and emcee in Manhattan where he lives with his wife and daughter. Eric's latest children's book, a lullabye poem titled It's Time to Sleep, My Love, will be published in the fall, and his biography of the German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer will be published by Thomas Nelson in April 2010. For more information go to ericmetaxas.com.

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