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Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce’s. Eric Metaxas (Goodreads Author). · Rating details · 4, ratings · reviews. Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist. In Amazing Grace, Eric Metaxas’ new biography of Wilberforce, which was timed to coincide with the release of a film by the same title (which.

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Amazing Grace : William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery

Interesting new word I learned reading this book: He saw the injustice and oppression against people groups, race, sex, and even animals around him and had the audacity to challenge the status quo of the time and rise to the place he knew the Lord had called him.

Metaxas discovers in this unsung hero a man of whom it can truly be said: Here on the miniature plain of the carpet in a prophetic tableau of domestic happiness is the child who would lend the future era her name met the man who give it its character.

Jan 11, Noah Goats rated it really liked it. Things slowed up frace bit toward the end, as life usually does, but I mostly did not want to put it down. It is truly an incredible story! To just speak of the writing itself first, it was beautifully written and quite eloquent.

Jan 23, Nicole Ankenmann rated it really liked it Shelves: Aside from being a well-written, meyaxas book, this is an important book. First, I have seen the value of persistence.


The last 50 to pages were tough for me, not because of th I’ve read books about good people before. I particularly appreciated One way I know I love a book is that I feel a compulsive need to share it with someone as soon as I’m done reading it.

America emtaxas to become reacquainted with this moral hero.

The background is essential because to the modern mind slavery is so obviously wrong, that we struggle to understand why it was legal in an apparently civilised society.

He is not here. Maybe if you really tailor your definition of social reformer to give it an early nineteenth-century denotation. 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.

InEnglish traders came to Massachusetts and captured a year old Indian, Squanto, and sold him into slavery. He was a Christian who took his faith seriously to a radical degree and strove to serve God in every element of his life.

Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery by Eric Metaxas

View all 15 comments. This book was as thorough as a history and as intimate as a diary. The film became a favorite that I have watched many, many times. Jan 28, Nicole Smith rated it it was amazing.

After Wilberforce, most societies in the world came to see it as a jetaxas moral wrong. Perhaps he looked to capture Wilberforce’s own gay sense of humor.

Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery

There are some that may be more detailed, but none which are so well-written, so engaging, so fabulously inspiring. If you would like to write a letter to the editor, mwtaxas can do so here. I first learned of Wilberforce by watching movie Amazing Grace. Though those of us who remember Wilberforce know him primarily as the leader of the fight to abolish the slave trade, the truth is that he fought to great battles, the first against slavery and the second for the reformation of manners which is to say a kind of social reform against rampant immorality and vice.


Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery | Eric Metaxas

It chronicles his extraordinary contributions to the world, primarily his year fight to abolish the British slave trade, which he won in Wilberforce’s life deserves to be more widely known.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Eric Metaxas is a wonderful biographer. Jul 24, Steve rated it liked it. Previously slaves had been laid in rows on benches, grce on their sides with the front of one pressed against the back of the next.

Review quote “The little-known story of the lifelong struggle of a member of Parliament to abolish slavery in the British Empire. It was also thought to be the purview of “religious fanatics”. Wilberforce wrestles with mdtaxas it means to be a Christian and then comes to the realization that to live his religion to the fullest, he must abolish the slave trade in England.

Wilberforce not only abolished slavery but also changed the way of thinking of his generation and helped to transform the church.