What Wall To Push?

November/December 2023

   Eric Metaxas was born in New York City in 1963. He grew up in Danbury, Connecticut, attending public schools and later graduated from Yale University.  At graduation, Eric was awarded two senior prizes for his undergraduate fiction. He is a best-selling author whose many biographies, children’s books, and works of popular apologetics have been translated into more than 20 languages.

   Perhaps his most well-known work has been Bonhoeffer,” which was named “Book of the Year” in 2011 by the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association).  Called a “biography of uncommon power,” Bonhoeffer has appeared on numerous “Best of the Year” lists.

   The book that has my attention right now is “Letter to the American Church,” where Metaxas lays out the parallels between today’s mostly silent (lethargic?) American Church and the German Church of the 1930s, just before the Nazi atrocities began. Bonhoeffer saw that if the Church did not awaken and speak out forcefully against what was happening, tragedy was looming.

   We are at the same tipping point in America. How did we get here? Metaxas lays out 3 pivotal points in recent American history that are noteworthy:

   1954 – the passage ...

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