About

WITH ERIC METAXAS

I’m an Indian American author based in Los Angeles. My middle name is a Sanskrit word meaning she who is surrendered to God.

Since migrating from Mumbai in 1999, I have worked at two churches, two publishing companies, a credit union, and as a proofreader at Warner Bros., Burbank. I’ve edited numerous books and written three of my own, the most recent being There Once Was a Man Who Suffered: The Book of Job in Limericks (released on November 22). My previous books are Pioneer Boulevard, a collection of stories set in LA’s Indian community, The Blessing of Melchizedek, an award-winning 100-day devotional.

I have two feature-length screenplays to show for my two decades in Los Angeles. Jericho is an action-packed drama set in Old Testament times; and A Billion Dollar Idea is a life-affirming multicultural story set in present-day LA.

Since I never do things by halves, I also hold two MAs, one in Creative Writing (Keele, UK) and the other in English (Pune, India). I have taken graduate-level classes at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, and Bible-based courses at YWAM/University of the Nations campuses in India, the Philippines, and Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

ON PIONEER BLVD., THE LA STREET FOR WHICH MY FIRST BOOK IS NAMED

On a more personal note, I’ve been a follower of Jesus Christ since the age of six. My greatest passions are prayer, worship, and Bible study. I have the gift of exhortation and enjoy helping others grow in faith.

Despite my early commitment to Christ, I spent much of my adult life in a barren wilderness. I struggled to find my purpose and was depressed as a result. But the Lord is a great Redeemer! As Psalm 130:7 says, with Him is “full redemption.” Not only has He healed my heart, but He has also called me to help others move from barrenness into their God-appointed destiny of fruitfulness.

As someone who was given the chance to live by not being aborted, I view life as a sacred and precious gift. The most basic human right is the right to be born, and I believe that every follower of Christ should be willing to speak up for the unborn, who quite literally cannot speak up for themselves.

I live with chronic pain stemming from a congenital condition affecting my hands. Until God heals me, whether in this life or the next, I live by these words of Christ: “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9).

My blog posts can be read here. For more, please visit American Thinker, The Christian Post, Facebook, and Amazon.