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Eric Metaxas Speaks at Samford to Raise Scholarship Funds

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Eric Metaxas, recipient of the Canterbury Medal by the Becket Fund for Religious Freedom, will speak at Samford University March 19 and sign copies of his latest books. The Canterbury Medal recognizes individuals who have demonstrated courage in the defense of religious liberty and is named for Canterbury Cathedral, where Thomas Becket was martyred by the knights of King Henry II for his own defense of religious freedom.
Eric Metaxas, recipient of the Canterbury Medal by the Becket Fund for Religious Freedom, will speak at Samford University March 19 and sign copies of his latest books. The Canterbury Medal recognizes individuals who have demonstrated courage in the defense of religious liberty and is named for Canterbury Cathedral, where Thomas Becket was martyred by the knights of King Henry II for his own defense of religious freedom.

Hear New York Times best-selling author and radio host Eric Metaxas speak at Samford University’s Wright Center on March 19 as part of the Percy Cook Ratliff Lecture Series. Bonnie Lee Rabe, Dean of Samford’s Orlean Beeson School of Education, explains, “The Percy Cook Ratliff Lecture Series was established by Mr. Ratliff’s grandson, William T. Ratliff, Jr. The event enhances the Samford experience by bringing speakers with special expertise to the Samford and Birmingham communities.”

Metaxas has written numerous children’s books and is the New York Times #1 best-selling author of Martin Luther, If You Can Keep It, Bonhoeffer, Miracles and Amazing Grace. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages. Metaxas hosts The Eric Metaxas Show, which is a daily two-hour nationally-syndicated radio program that is heard in over 120 cities nationwide and in more than 80 countries via podcast. Show listeners hear interviews with guests such as theologians N.T. Wright and Timothy Keller. Widely known as an ambassador of the faith, Metaxas also travels both nationally and internationally to speaking events including his March 19 stop in Birmingham.

According to Dean Rabe, participants can expect to hear Metaxas cover topics from his plethora of books and also share wisdom he has gained from his personal life experiences. In addition, by attending this one-night event, participants will financially support funding for the Orlean Beeson School of Education Legacy Scholarship and the Jewel-Littleton Williams Annual and Endowed Scholarship. Reserved seating is available to the public and ticket prices range from $10-$25. All ticket levels include a book signing opportunity after the conclusion of the lecture. VIP tickets are also available for $150 and include access to a VIP book signing and a private reception with Metaxas beginning at 5:30 p.m. Metaxas will speak at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit www.etix.com or call 205-726-2853.

-Melissa Armstrong

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