Amazing Grace by Eric Metaxas

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Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce's extraordinary role as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament.

At the center of this heroic life was a passionate twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, a battle Wilberforce won in 1807, as well as efforts to abolish slavery itself in the British colonies, a victory achieved just three days before his death in 1833.

Metaxas discovers in this unsung hero a man of whom it can truly be said: he changed the world. Before Wilberforce, few thought slavery was wrong. After Wilberforce, most societies in the world came to see it as a great moral wrong.

To mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade, HarperSanFrancisco and Bristol Bay Productions have joined together to commemorate the life of William Wilberforce with the feature-length film Amazing Grace and this companion biography, which provides a fuller account of the amazing life of this great man than can be captured on film.

This account of Wilberforce's life will help many become acquainted with an exceptional man who was a hero to Abraham Lincoln and an inspiration to the anti-slavery movement in America.


About Eric Metaxas

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Eric Metaxas es autor de más de 30 libros, entre ellos los éxitos editoriales Amazing Grace y Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God (But Were Afraid to Ask).
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Religion & Spirituality, Travel, Political & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, War. Non-fiction

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Just in time for the cinematic release of the same name, Eric Metaxas brings the dynamic but little-known story of British slave trade reformer William Wilberforce to life in this engrossing inspirational biography, AMAZING GRACE.

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National Review Online

But Newton’s greatest achievement — greater than writing that world-famous hymn — may have been when he advised the newly converted Wilberforce not to leave politics, but to stay there so that God could use him there.

Feb 23 2007 | Read Full Review of Amazing Grace

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed William Wilberforce (1759 - 1833) has been called one of the greatest social reformers of all time.

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