Eric Metaxas is the New York Times bestselling author of Bonhoeffer: Prophet, Martyr, Spy and Amazing Grace and William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery. He is also a writer for Veggie Tales, a children’s book and TV series that is both funny and grounded in themes of faith.

What can we say, the man has range.

His credits also include head writer for Rabbit Ears Productions, essays in the New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, a cultural commentator on CNN, NPR’s Talk of the Nation and Morning Edition, a blurb from Moby who referred to him as, “one of the funniest people I know,” the list goes on. Again, that range thing.

And tonight, August 26, add to the list speaker at the Federated Church in Edgartown.

The lecture begins at 7 p.m. and will highlight Mr. Metaxas’ more scholarly side. His talk is entitled Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Man Who Defeated Adolf Hitler. Mr. Bonhoeffer was a German minister who organized a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler for which he was eventually captured and executed.

The Federated Church is located at 45 South Summer street in Edgartown. The event is free.