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Eric Metaxas: God Has Powerful Lessons for Us in the Heroes of History

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Eric Metaxas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Bonhoeffer, Amazing Grace, Martin Luther, and several other books, including his latest, Seven More Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness. His writings have appeared in almost every major news outlet, and he has been a cultural commentator on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. Eric is also the host of The Eric Metaxas Radio Show, which is a daily, nationally syndicated show in 120 U.S. cities, also televised on TBN and available on YouTube. Eric lives in Manhattan, New York, with his wife and daughter.

Key Questions for Eric Metaxas

-What can the seven men in your book teach us about facing the coronavirus crisis?

-What is the connection between facing a tremendous challenge and becoming a hero?

-Has it always been easy for you to talk about your faith, or has that ability grown over time?

-What have been some of the greatest challenges you’ve faced as a person of faith?

Key Quotes from Eric Metaxas

“Some of these stories are too important not to know.”

“[George Whitefield] makes Billy Graham and the Apostle Paul look like lazy agnostics.”

“I particularly hope young people, teenagers, will pick [my book] up because they’re the ones that need heroes very badly, and I want them to know, here are some heroes from history that God says, ‘That’s my idea of greatness.’”

“When you read these stories, you are encountering human beings who have lived bravely, beautifully, faithfully, and it just, it affects us.”

“The best way to teach is through other people and through the stories of other people, and when you encounter these stories, they inspire you.”

“When you’re squeezed, you see what comes out, and we haven’t been challenged that much in our generation.”

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Jason serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at PastorServe, a ministry committed to strengthening the Church by serving pastors through personal coaching and church consulting. He also hosts FrontStage BackStage, a podcast and YouTube show, that helps pastors embrace healthy, well-balanced leadership as they develop a sustainable rhythm for life and ministry. Prior to joining the PastorServe team, Jason served as Vice President of Ministry Mobilization at Outreach, Inc., and as the Executive Director of the National Back to Church Sunday movement. Additionally, Jason served for nearly two decades in pastoral leadership, primarily as a lead pastor, in several contexts, including church plant re-launch, multisite church, multiethnic urban church, and an established suburban church. His experience as a lead pastor has provided numerous opportunities to coach and mentor pastors across the country. Jason and his beautiful wife, Monica, are the proud parents of six children and live on Anastasia Island, Florida. @jasondaye