One week until Christmas! It’s why this third Sunday of Advent is known as “STIR UP SUNDAY.” Get ready! A Sunday dedicated to the stirring of our hearts, a time to wake up and realize who we are living for. Today we have a preacher who is uniquely qualified to stir us up. Eric Metaxas has been called “a Protestant version of William F. Buckley.” Eric grew up in Queens New York, attended Yale University and after a series of twists and turns, including a unique conversion experience has been stirring up the intellectual elite of our nation ever since. It’s no accident that Eric just finished a book on the life of another such stirred up Christian, that protestant reformer Martin Luther, a book guaranteed to stir up your Christian walk. Eric is also the New York Times#1 bestselling author of Bonhoeffer, Miracles, Seven Women, Seven Men, and Amazing Grace. He has written more than thirty children’s books. You may have also heard him on the radio, he is the host of the Eric Metaxas Show, in more than 120 cities around the U.S. Eric’s Wall Street Journal op-ed, “Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God,” is unofficially the most popular and shared piece in the history of the Wall Street Journal, garnering over 600,000 Facebook shares and 9,000 comments. Eric lives in Manhattan with his wife and daughter. Join us after this service for a book signing on his latest book: Martin Luther.