Having now encountered a trifecta of Eric Metaxas' influences - first, my reading of Bonhoeffer, then following Socrates in the City lectures and most recently reading his own telling of his conversion in Christianity Today - I am growing in my gratitude for the influences of this man in our culture. As a respecter of thoughtful writing and engagement with the mind of contemporary culture, I see the "Christ-life" being lived and shared by Mr. Metaxas, and I am grateful for his example - albeit from afar.
Presently, I am in a survey course of C.S. Lewis, and I remarked to a friend, "Who will be the "Lewis" of our generation when we look back fifty years from now?" I am beginning to wonder if Eric Metaxas might be among that company.