What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life
By Eric Metaxas
The definitive book on miracles from the New York Times bestselling author of Bonhoeffer, Eric Metaxas.
What are miracles, and why do we believe in them? Is it for comfort, to explain the inexplicable, or do we simply long for a connection with something larger than ourselves? And why do some people dismiss them out of hand, as if they can never happen?
What Heaven is for Real did for near-death experiences, Miracles does for the miraculous - provides undeniably compelling evidence that there's something real to be reckoned with, whatever one has thought of this topic before. It provides a wide range of real stories of the miraculous and will engage the reader in the serious discussion that this fascinating and rich subject deserves.
Miracles is in some ways a more personal, anecdotal, and updated version of C. S. Lewis's 1947 book on the subject. Metaxas's Miracles is an exploration and an exhortation to view miracles as not only possible, but as far more widespread than most of us had ever imagined.
Eric Metaxas says it is not a question of whether miracles happen - the evidence that they do is overwhelming in this book alone - but rather, what exactly are miracles, why do they happen, and how can we understand them in our own lives?
Eric Metaxas is a bestselling author whose biographies, children's books, and works of popular apologetics have been translated into more than twenty languages. He is the author of the international bestseller Bonhoeffer, as well as Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery and Seven Men: And the Secret of their Greatness. He was the 2012 speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC, and is frequently featured as a cultural commentator on CNN, the Fox News Channel, and many radio programmes.
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23 Oct 2014
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Hodder & Stoughton
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
Both erudite and intimate, Metaxas invites even the scoffer to wonder. — Kirkus Reviews
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
It comes with some weighty endorsements, and attempts to navigate the middle ground between enthusiasm and scepticism. — Together Magazine
In some ways a more personal, anecdotal and updated version of C. S. Lewis's 1947 book on the subject, Miracles is an exploration and an exhortation to view miracles as not only possible, but as far more widespread than most of us had ever imagined. — Edition Magazine
The book is in two halves, the first a defence of miracles...The second half comprises stories of more homely miracles drawn from the author's circle of friends. These range from the frankly unremarkable...to the genuinely astonishing. — The Church Times