Listen free for 30 days

  • Letter to the American Church

  • Written by: Eric Metaxas
  • Narrated by: Eric Metaxas
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)

Pick 1 audiobook a month from our unmatched collection.
Listen all you want to thousands of included audiobooks, Originals, and podcasts.
Access exclusive sales and deals.
Premium Plus auto-renews for $14.95/mo + applicable taxes after 30 days. Cancel anytime.
Letter to the American Church cover art

Letter to the American Church

Written by: Eric Metaxas
Narrated by: Eric Metaxas
Try for $0.00

$14.95 per month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy Now for $32.42

Buy Now for $32.42

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Tax where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

In an earnest and searing wake-up call, the author of the bestseller Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy warns of the haunting similarities between today’s American church and the German church of the 1930s. Echoing Bonhoeffer’s prophetic call, Eric Metaxas exhorts his fellow Christians to repent of their silence in the face of evil before it is too late.

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. God will not hold us guiltless.”

Turning the other cheek does not mean standing by while the enemies of God dismantle Christian civilization and brainwash our children. Decrying the cowardice that masquerades as meekness, Eric Metaxas summons the Church to battle.

An attenuated and unbiblical “faith” based on what Bonhoeffer called “cheap grace” has sapped the spiritual vitality of millions of Americans. Paying lip service to an insipid “evangelism,” they shrink from combating the evils of our time. Metaxas refutes the pernicious lie that fighting evil politicizes Christianity. As Bonhoeffer and other heroes of the faith insisted, the Church has an irreplaceable role in the culture of a nation. It is our duty to fight the powers of darkness, especially on behalf of the weak and vulnerable.

Silence is not an option. God calls us to defend the unborn, to confront the lies of cultural Marxism, and to battle the globalist tyranny that crushes human freedom. Confident that this is His fight, the Church must overcome fear and enter the fray, armed with the spiritual weapons of prayer, self-sacrifice, and love.

©2022 Eric Metaxas (P)2022 Blackstone Publishing

What listeners say about Letter to the American Church

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    28
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    26
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    25
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Metaxas is the Bonhoeffer of our Day

As I completed my first listen through of Metaxas “Letter to the ‘North’ American Church” I must say how moved and inspired I have been by this excellent treatise. Yes, I have slightly amended the title as I believe it addresses the need of Christian churches in Canada as well. Sadly though I believe that we will experience great silence from our church leaders on many issues facing our nations today. So I have only one choice … that is to fall to my knees in prayer and humility before God and ask “how then shall I live?” Like Luther, Wilberforce, Bonhoeffer, Colson and Metaxas, it is up to me to choose to do my part and to raise my voice as best I can. May I faithfully do so with the earnestness of the Apostle Paul and through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A must-read for all Christians who love.

This is necessary reading for all Christians who love their neighbors and desire to be the salt of their nation and communities.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

extremely pertinent

extremely pertinent to the world today and the issues we face. as the generation that once said "never again!" passes on, her children begin to make the same mistakes.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A must read...stop being silent

Great and timley book. We need to take his message seriously. Well written. well thought through

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Will we learn from history?

Pastors have been jailed here in Canada. Many closed doors and watched. Many people are back but looking for leadership. Are we to repeat history on a worldwide scale?
Thanks Eric for calling me up!

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Excellent book!

Excellent & timely message. I found it encouraging as I feel like I’ve witnessed much of what is being addressed in this book.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Speak out

Stand up in love for what is right and what you believe in. The book was good encouragement to love people and encourage truth.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Every person who is a believer needs to hear this message!

So timely! I wish I’d found it sooner! Every person who calls themselves a believer in Jesus Christ needs to hear this message. It gives you confidence in knowing how and when to speak truth and courage to know that you absolutely need to speak out and stand up for what is good & against evil. Thank you for writing this book! God Bless you !

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Take action and follow Jesus

Clearly stated need for those who follow Christ to act decisively and take action socially and politically. Pro life, sanctity of marriage, sanctity of life and more.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Must read.

Great book, an absolute must read. Especially for those who do not recognize the parallels of history with what is going on today.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!