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Week in Review – March 18, 2016

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Hello Friends — This week I had the privilege to be invited to the NYC premiere of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2! Just so you understand, for a Greek, this was like visiting the tomb of Pericles. Also, I interviewed Elena Kampouris on my radio show. She plays Nia Vardalos’s 17-year-old daughter in the film, and happens to be the granddaughter of two of my dearest friends! Our Greek Hour is a must listen for anyone with a trace of Greek blood, so please let your Greek friends know about it!
The film was sponsored by Windex (no joke) and I got to meet Michael Constantine (whom I remember from Room 222!) and Lainie Kazan. But the craziest selfie of all is the one I got with Bo Derek, who plays the ancient hag of a great-grandmother in the film and who is up for an Oscar, as is her make-up man. In person she looks lovely, as you can see. Some of these details might be made up; you be the judge.
On Wednesday I spoke at a Veritas Forum at the University of Cincinnati where my host, David Palmer (whose wife just happens to be Greek), gave me an amazing tour of the city, culminating in a visit to the Jewish Archives, where I held a 4,000-year-old cuneiform tablet in my hand (it was from Ur of the Chaldees!) and then I had the extraordinary privilege of seeing the actual telegram sent from Europe to the U.S. in which the news of the Holocaust was first broken, although the U.S. government did not give the telegram to the intended recipient, preferring to stay quiet about it. Seeing that document was hard to take in. I also got to look through a 1,000-year-old Torah, with magnificent illustrations.
But I hope you’re still reading because from today through Easter Sunday, the Eric Metaxas Show is holding an amazing giveaway that you do NOT want to miss! We are partnering with Food For The Poor to provide food and clean water to children in the Caribbean and Latin America, and anyone who gives $75 or more via the radio show website (MetaxasTalk.com) by March 27th will get an Eric Metaxas show mug AND will be entered into a drawing for additional prizes! Myproducer tells me that you can enter the drawing for free, if you can get five friends (or enemies) to sign up to receive these emails! The prizes include coveted VIP/Dinner tickets to our nearly-sold-out Socrates in the City event on May 3, as well as books, Eric Metaxas Show t-shirts, and more! Please consider supporting this valuable cause! One gift does so much to change the lives of children in need. Please?

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This week on The Eric Metaxas Show:

Monday
Miracle Monday featured producer DeVon Franklin talkingabout the film Miracles From HeavenJudith MacNutt then shared stories of miraculous healings.

Judith MacNutt continued her discussion with Eric in studio about the miraculous and its daily impact on those of faith.
 
Tuesday
Star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, actress Elena Kampouris stopped by the studio to talk with Eric about all things Greek.
 
Kara Eschbach, editor of Verily Magazine, discussed this fashion and lifestyle brand that’s about being “less of who you should be, more of who you are.”

Wednesday
Father Eamon Kelly, from the Pontifical Institute Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center shared an amazing discovery he made that shook modern day archeology and theology.
 
After his incredible interview with Eric last week, Dr. Michael Guillen returned for more discussion about his book Amazing Truths: How Science and the Bible Agree.
 
Thursday
Stan Guthrie started our St. Patrick’s Day show talking about his latest book God’s Story in 66 Verses and whyeveryone needs to at least have a basic understanding of the Bible.
 
The Executive Editor of Christianity TodayAndy Crouch, called into the show to discuss his latest book, Strong and Weak: Embracing a Life of Love, Risk and True Flourishing.

Friday
Prolific professor of philosophy, Peter Kreeft, described the main focus behind his upcoming book How to Be Holy: First Steps in Becoming a Saint.

During the second hour Eric took calls from listenerswho brought up a range of political matters including the Bernie Sanders phenomenon, whether Trump is conservative, and more.

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The one and only Lainie Kazan

After my interview with fellow Greek Elena Kampouris

With Mr. “Room 222” himself, Michael Constantine!

The telegram with which news of the Holocaust was first broken

A 4,000-year-old cuneiform tablet from Ur of the Chaldees

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