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Friday Five Interview: Eric Metaxas

How do Christians display courage and civility? We asked the author of Bonhoeffer and Wilberforce.

For today's entry in the Friday Five interview series, we catch up with Eric Metaxas. Eric is the author of bestselling biographies on Dietrich Bonhoeffer and William Wilberforce. He was the keynote speaker at the 2012 White House Prayer Breakfast. Eric is also a familiar voice on the Breakpoint Commentary radio program. We asked Eric about his new book, Seven Men and Their Secret to Greatness and his got thoughts on the controversial comments by this year's White House Prayer Breakfast speaker, Dr. Ben Carson.


You recently released a new book, Seven Men and Their Secret to Greatness. Is this a continuation of the theme from your biographies of Wilberforce and Bonhoeffer?

What this book shares with those two books, besides Wilberforce and Bonhoeffer themselves, who are two of the eponymous seven men, is that it is an effort to present the lives of laudable men, or at least parts of their lives I thought especially important. I've come to the conclusion that, in our culture, we've ...

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