Miracles : What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life

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The #1 bestselling author of Bonhoeffer and the forthcoming Martin Luther explores miracles in an inspiring response to the "New Atheists" Not since C. S. Lewis in 1947 has an author of Eric Metaxas's stature undertaken a major exploration of the phenomenon of miracles. In this groundbreaking work, Metaxas examines the compatibility between faith and science and provides well-documented anecdotal evidence of actual miracles. With compelling--sometimes electrifying--evidence that there is something real to be reckoned with, Metaxas offers a timely, civil, and thoughtful answer to recent books by Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris. Already a New York Times bestseller, Miracles will be welcomed by both believers and skeptics--who will find their minds opening to the possibilities.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 132 x 203 x 20mm | 259g
  • Penguin Books
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0147516498
  • 9780147516497
  • 1,139,244

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Praise for Eric Metaxas and "Miracles " "[Metaxas] has taken a difficult and often controversial topic and presented it with clarity. Both erudite and intimate, Metaxas invites even the scoffer to wonder." -- "Kirkus Reviews" ""Miracles "is the sort of book that -- once you've read it -- you'll wonder where it's been all your life." --Kathie Lee Gifford, Emmy-award-winning host, "The Today Show " "If you're a skeptic, read this book with an open mind and you might just discover that miracles are real. If you're already a believer, be ready to be inspired." --Kirsten Powers, columnist for "USA Today" and "The Daily Beast" "Alluring." -- "Library Journal" "With this beautiful and moving and thoughtful new book, Eric Metaxas proves yet again to be a writer of the first order...."Miracles "is a cool rain of intelligent truth." --Bret Lott, Best-selling author of "Jewel"; Non-fiction editor, "Crazyhorse" "Take the brilliant mind of Eric Metaxas, add the provocative topic of miracles, and get ready to change the way you see reality forever." --Erwin Raphael McManus, Founder of MOSAIC and author, "The Artisan Soul: Crafting Your Life into a Work of Art " "Metaxas's "Miracles" mixes storytelling with logic and inspiring beauty with profound mystery. It's an intoxicating combination." --Patricia Heaton, Emmy-award-winning actress, "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "The Middle " "In his inimitably entertaining way, Eric Metaxas shows us that it is okay to believe in a world in which God still speaks and shows up in the cosmos and the lives of people just like you. By opening this book, you'll embark upon a divine conspiracy. Are you ready?" --Gregory Alan Thornbury, PhD, President, The King's College, New York City "As Metaxas himself says, feel free to gulp. Reading "Miracles" is one of those life altering experiences." --Caroline Coleman, author of the novel" Loving Soren " "Metaxas provides a compass for our intellect and inspires our journeys with profound miracle stories -- with his attuned humor shining throughout." --Makoto Fujimura, Artist and Founder, International Arts Movement (IAM) "Eric Metaxas is like C.S. Lewis but with jokes: intelligent, spiritually profound, and full of wit. In "Miracles," Metaxas himself is a testament that genius and religious faith are not mutually exclusive." --Susan E. Isaacs, author "Angry Conversations with God: A Snarky but Authentic Spiritual Memoir" "Read this book to confront your doubt. Read this book to face down your fear of the afterlife. Read this book to re-enchant your humanity." --Owen Strachan, Author, "Risky Gospel " "As a secular reader, I come to such books with a certain resistance. Metaxas won me over instantly by meeting me where I live. His intellectual honesty, coupled with an open-hearted wonder at the sheer breadth of human experience, is irresistible." --Christopher Noel, author, "Impossible Visits" With wit and wisdom, Eric Metaxas will blow your mind with stories of phenomena beyond anything we might classify as merely natural. And he will bless your heart with what can happen in your life personally as you read stories of people (very smart people I might add) who "extra-ordinarily" encountered God's majestic purpose converging with their daily lives, stunning and humbling them forever. Are you next?" --Emerson Eggerichs, author of 2007 ECPA Book of the Year, "Love and Respect." "A dense, edgy and awe-inspiring report on the possibility of the impossible." --Dr. Markus Spieker, Reporter for German National Television and bestselling author of "Hollywood Cinema in Nazi Germany" ""Miracles" is a clarion call to any who, like Dante, have lost la speranza dell altezza. The rich variety of testimonies sing a song of hope and should rekindle in us the glorious certainly that there is a loving God, who is always there willing to help us." --Dame Alice von Hildebrand, author, "Memoirs of a Happy Failure" and "The Privilege of Being a Woman" "No Christian thinker today combines reason and wit, argument and imagination, to greater effect." --Joseph Loconte, Associate Professor of History at the King's College, NYC and author, " God, Locke, and Liberty: The Struggle for Religious Freedom in the West." "Metaxas has done it again....he presents hope for the tone deaf who cannot hear the splendor of the music of the spheres, and he brings in sunlight for modern cave dwellers who have become accustomed to only shadows on the wall of our increasingly windowless world." --Os Guinness, author" Long Journey Home" ""Miracles" is just what I needed to remind me to keep asking to see the miraculous." --Joy Eggerichs, Creator, The Illumination Project, and Founder of Love and Respect Now. "The miracles in "Miracles" -- and Eric's own amazing miraculous experience -- bring out the fact that the miraculous gift of eternal life that God provides can be experienced here on earth." --Luis Palau, International Evangelist
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About Eric Metaxas

Eric 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.
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