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Chosen for Greatness

How Adoption Changes the World

Paul Batura, Eric Metaxas (Foreword by), Larry King (Afterword by)

Hardcover

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The history of adoption is the history of the world itself. Children taken in by new families have grown up to dramatically reshape the world in ways most of us do not fully appreciate.

Chosen for Greatness profiles 16 well-known adoptees who were given the opportunity to change history for the better when they were taken in by their new families. Their contributions and accomplishments span the spectrum from science to sports, religion to entertainment, technology to politics. These adoptees didn't accomplish what they did in spite of being adopted; rather, it was their adoption that played a positive and critical role on the road to their success. This unique book is an inspiration for the hundreds of thousands of US families who adopt each year and will forever change the way everyone understands the incredible global tradition of adoption. With a foreword by Eric Metaxas and an afterword by Larry King.

Salem Books, 9781621575856, 256pp.

Publication Date: October 31, 2016



About the Author

ERIC METAXAS is the author of four New York Times bestsellers, including the Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, which was named "Book of the Year" by the ECPA and sold over one million copies in nineteen languages. Called a "biography of uncommon power," it appeared on numerous 2010 "Best of the Year" lists and was ranked #21 on the Amazon.com listing of Most Highlighted Books of all time.

He also hosts The Eric Metaxas Show, a nationally syndicated daily radio program airing in 120 cities on the Salem Radio Network, and Socrates in the City: Conversations on the Examined Life, broadcast on the NRB network and www.Socratesinthecity.com. Along with his colleague John Stonestreet, Metaxas is the voice of BreakPoint, a radio commentary that is broadcast on 1,400 radio outlets with an audience of eight million.
 
ABC News has called Metaxas a "photogenic, witty ambassador for faith in public life," and The Indianapolis Star described him as "a Protestant version of William F. Buckley." Metaxas was the keynote speaker at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC, an event attended by then-President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, members of Congress, and other U.S. and world leaders. Previous keynote speakers have included Mother Theresa, Bono, and Tony Blair. That speech, along with Eric's essay on the experience, were put into a book, No Pressure, Mr. President: The Power of True Belief in a Time of Crisis.

In 2011, Metaxas became the seventeenth recipient of the Canterbury Medal awarded by the Becket Fund for Religious Freedom. He has testified before Congress about the rise of anti-Semitism in the U.S. and abroad, and spoke at CPAC 2013 on the issue of religious freedom. In September 2013, Eric and his wife Susanne were jointly awarded the Human Life Review's "Great Defender of Life Award." Metaxas has honorary doctorates from Sewanee College, Hillsdale College, and Liberty University.

His book Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life (November 2014) hit #12 on the New York Times Bestseller list and is being translated into German, Polish, Greek, Portuguese, Hungarian, Romanian, Russian, Estonian, Slovak, Korean, Swedish, Finnish, and Croatian.

His December 25, 2014 op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, titled "Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God," remains unofficially the most popular and shared piece in the paper’s history, garnering over 450,000 Facebook likes and 8,000 comments.