“One of the Rarest Gifts to the Church Today” — Sept. 19th in Rolling Meadows
“One of the Rarest Gifts to the Church Today” — Sept. 19th in Rolling Meadows
Written By David E. Smith   |   07.20.14
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We are eagerly looking forward to being with you at our upcoming annual banquet this September 19th in Rolling Meadows. (We hope you can join us!).

We feel very privileged to be able to offer you the talents and wit of Eric Metaxas as this year’s keynote speaker and guest. He is one of the top leaders in standing for truth in today’s culture and articulates so well the importance of faith, family and religious freedom.  (CLICK HERE to download a PDF flyer of the event.)

Here’s a glimpse into the impact he has had on other predominant leaders today and what they say about him:

“Christians who can cross effectively into the secular world are all too rare today, and Christians who can do this in the area of the arts are rarer still. But the rarest of all are those with creative, and especially comic, gifts. Eric Metaxas is therefore one of the rarest as well as one of the most brilliant gifts in the church today.”    ~Dr. Os Guinness, Senior Fellow, The Trinity Forum

As a writer, Eric Metaxas has eloquently and prolifically defended the cause of religious liberty. His recent biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer tells the story of one of the twentieth century’s greatest evangelicals… This is an important book that I hope many people will read.”  ~President George W. Bush 

“[Eric] has done some superb writing because he often sees what others don’t and has the capacity to express it very powerfully. Eric is a gifted writer and gifted raconteur. He is clever and quick. I can recommend Eric Metaxas without qualification.   ~Chuck Colson

“We live in a time when freedom of religion, the rights of conscience, and the integrity of Christian life and witness are once again slowly weakening.  Eric Metaxas… leaves us yearning to find the same moral character [as Bonhoeffer] in ourselves.  No biographer can achieve anything higher.”  ~Archbishop of Philadelphia Charles Chaput

“Weeks after his chapel address, people were still talking about Eric. …one of the best speakers on the lecture circuit today.”  ~Dr. Greg Thornbury, Dean of the School of Christian Studies at Union University 

Eric Metaxas is one of the most interesting and insightful moral thinkers in the United States. His #1 New York Times bestseller Bonhoeffer is one of the few things that can be called a modern classic.” ~Dennis Prager

Illinois Family Institute
Faith, Family and Freedom Banquet
Friday, September 19

The Meadows Club – Rolling Meadows, IL

Tickets now available – click here or call (708) 781-9328.

Program advertisements and banquet sponsorships
for this great evening are available. 


Early Bird Specials Expire on August 18th!

For more information, please call us at (708) 781-9328.

David  E. Smith
Dave Smith is the executive director of Illinois Family Institute (501c3) and Illinois Family Action (501c4). David has 30 years of experience in public policy and grass-roots activism that includes...
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