Bestselling author Eric Metaxas to appear at Concordia-Chicago
March 14, 2011—New York Times Bestselling author, acclaimed writer and renowned speaker, Eric Metaxas will speak at Concordia University Chicago April 7.
He will discuss his latest book Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy at 7 p.m., in Concordia’s Werner Auditorium/Chapel of Our Lord at 7400 Augusta St., River Forest. The book chronicles the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the well-known German Lutheran pastor and theologian who stood up to the Third Reich and was executed for doing so.
After the discussion, Metaxas will sign books. Admission is free and open to the public. Free, handicapped-accessible parking is available in the visitors’ lot north of the University parking structure off Bonnie Brae Street. For more information, contact Bill Pierros at william.pierros@CUChicago.edu or 708-209-3038.
Metaxas is bestselling author of Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, the book on which the feature film is based. Amazon.com honored Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving with its Number One Bestseller Award in 1999. He has appeared on CNN, The Fox News Channel and NPR, among others. To learn more about Metaxas, visit www.ericmetaxas.com.
Joseph Loconte, a book reviewer for The Wall Street Journal said, "In Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, Eric Metaxas tells Bonhoeffer's story with passion and theological sophistication, often challenging revisionist accounts that make Bonhoeffer out to be a 'humanist' or ethicist for whom religious doctrine was easily disposable. In Bonhoeffer we meet a complex, provocative figure: an orthodox Christian who, at a grave historical moment, rejected what he called 'cheap grace'—belief without bold and sacrificial action."
About Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Graduate and Innovative Programs, Concordia offers more than 100 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success.
With more than 5,000 full-time undergraduate and graduate students, Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more at www.cuchicago.edu.