David Wood tells his powerful story of how he became a Christian. Here’s his video explaining why he left atheism and dedicated his life to Jesus. Length: 35min
David Wood (born April 7, 1976) is an American evangelical missionary, Christian apologist and polemicist. He is currently head of the Acts 17 Apologetics Ministry. He is a member of the Society of Christian Philosophers and the Evangelical Philosophical Society. Wood has stated that he was an atheist in his youth, during which he had run-ins with the law by breaking into homes and later going as far as attempting to take his father’s life at the age of 18, claiming a belief that morality was merely societal rules that were beneath him.
Eric Metaxas (born 1963) is an American author, speaker, and radio host. He is known for three biographies, Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery about William Wilberforce  and Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy about Dietrich Bonhoeffer . “Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World” about Martin Luther . He has also written humor, children’s books, and scripts for VeggieTales. Metaxas is the founder and host of the NYC-based event series, “Socrates in the City: Conversations on the Examined Life” and the host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Eric Metaxas Show.
On the small planet where elite chess players dwell, very few people worship Jesus Christ. If anyone discovers that you’re one of those “superstitious,” “narrow-minded idiots,” you’re likely to see nasty comments accumulate on your Facebook fan page. On a regular basis, I receive emails from strangers lecturing me about the dangers of following Jesus. Out of pity or disgust, they wonder how I, the world’s second-ranked chess player, can be so “weak-minded.”