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Eric Metaxas (born 1963) is an American author. He is best known for two biographies, Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery about William Wilberforce and Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy about Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He has also written humor, children's books, and scripts for VeggieTales, and is one of two commentators who present the Breakpoint Commentary on radio.
Metaxas's Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy won the 2010 Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Christian Book of the Year. Although the book is popular in the United States, Bonhoeffer scholars have widely condemned Metaxas's book as unhistorical, theologically weak, and philosophically naive. Professor of German History and Bonhoeffer scholar Richard Weikart, for example, credits Metaxas's "engaging writing style," but points out his lack of intellectual background to interpret Bonhoeffer properly. The biography has also been criticized by Bonhoeffer scholars Victoria Barnett and Clifford Green.
Metaxas's biography of Wilberforce, Amazing Grace, was the companion book to the 2006 film. He has also written over 30 children's books, including It's Time to Sleep, My Love and Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving. He has written scripts for VeggieTales (even the Hamlet parody "Omelet" from "Strawberry Shortcake: Adventures on Ice Cream Island") and provided the voice of the narrator in "Esther... The Girl Who Became Queen", based on the Book of Esther. Other writing has been published in the Atlantic Monthly and The New York Times.
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