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on January 3, 2012
How many places can you find readable and stimulating essays by eleven significant writers on their favorite subjects, generally a summary of a recent book (that is, if you include Eric Metaxas's own essay on his book on Bonhoeffer)? :-)

Each essay includes a transcription of Eric Metaxas' lighthearted introduction, the talk at the Socrates in the City forum, and a transcription of the Q&A session after each talk, all of which took place at Socrates in the City forums between 2003 and 2010. My only regret was that the actual Q&As weren't longer. Among the delights in the book were the speakers' reactions to Eric Metaxas' unorthodox introductions.

It would be unreasonable to expect that questions like belief in God in an age of science, making sense out of suffering, seeking purpose, meaning and truth in your life, why Christianity makes sense, the twilight of atheism, the case for civility, the language of God, etc. can be solved in 25 to 40 pages each, but John Polkinghorne, Peter Kreeft, Charles Colson, N. T. Wright, Alister McGrath, Os Guiness, Francis Collins, etc. take good shots at them, and the Q&A sessions are mostly helpful.

I highly recommend this very readable and enjoyable book to anyone interested in the topics covered.
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on September 8, 2015
This book challenged me to reconsider the limitations of the scientific method and look at some absolute truths in a way I had not thought of before. A refreshingly new way to think of these in this age of post-modernisim where most create truth only in a way that suits individual endeavors.
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on October 24, 2017
Excellent, enjoyed the opportunity to "listen in on" these great speakers. Metaxes does not dissapoint.
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on April 1, 2017
Everything you want from Metaxas. Bravo!
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on January 22, 2013
Life, God. and Other Small Topics

This book is a series of lectures given in New York to a sophicated audience. The author had the worlds best, smartests Christians give lectures, followed by a Q&A period.

All the lectures deal with the big topics of life God, morality, how do we Know , Church state separation etc.
Each section gives the speakers main arguements.

Try it, you will like it
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on February 11, 2016
excellent...such a great read to challenge both
believers and nonbelievers.
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on May 3, 2018
Interesting, but a bit too heady for me. I liked & gained much from the other Metaxas’ books.
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on March 25, 2013
Saw the man at a internet presentation and his books sounded like something I could learn from great job and speedy delivery couldn't ask for any more then that!
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on May 9, 2016
was kind of a fun read, not earth shattering but entertaining
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on February 27, 2016
Great reading. Enlightening thoughts from some great minds. New and original angles on the oldest questions of all
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