Eric Metaxas is a best-selling author and popular lecturer. Widely praised for his biographies of William Wilberforce and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery and Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, his newest book , also a New York Times best-seller, is Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life. The keynote speaker for the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast, Metaxas is the founder and host of the NYC-based event series, "Socrates in the City: Conversations on the Examined Life." Included in the many honors he has received are doctorates from Hillsdale College and Liberty University. He is the 2011 recipient of Canterbury Medal awarded by the Becket Fund for Religious Freedom.