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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Eric Metaxas’ Amazing Grace does an admirable job in reminding us who deserves the credit in passing the laws that put an end to the legalized trade in human lives. Wilberforce acts as a Force for Loving Kindness, yes. Previously slaves had been laid in rows on benches, chained on their sides with the front of one pressed against the back of the next. Though the bill implicitly and explicitly supported the continuance of slavery, Wilberforce saw it as a step in the right direction and was willing to support it.

I particularly appreciated how Wilberforce was not concerned with what others had to say about him — that he was striving to do what he felt was right at all times, despite how it might look for him or for those he cared about.

Though his impact was felt not only at his time, but has extended through history, few people know his name. Wilberforce’s life deserves to be more widely known.

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

Well that and a recommendation. Our customer reviews This book tells the story of William Wilberforce, the Gracd member of parliament, who spent nearly his entire parliamentary career trying to make slavery illegal in England. But God had plans for Squanto.


It seems in many ways that he succeeded so well that the very ideas and REALITY he struggled against is one that “we” in the modern world have trouble realizing. Whatever the reason, it didn’t always set well with this reader. The passion and fervor he brought to his many fights against the many injustices of the time is something not to be equaled.

To view it, click here. By this account, Wilberforce was a deeply compassionate and fiercely ambitious man, utterly convinced that slavery was abhorrently wrong, and determined to fight until the institution was legally crushed. Apparently Wilberforce was one of the first to devote himself seriously to religion and then make that the basis of political action and social reforming rather than a traditional life in the church.

Everyone needs to read this description of a true hero whose life work truly did change the world.

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

Kindle Deals for Christians. End of Quote Why do we not remember him?

Personally, I thought that moment [Disclaimer: Metaxas explains 18th- and 19th-century English thought in 21st-century US ways. As Wilberforce approaches adulthood, the Age of Democracy quickly arrives. After Wilberforce, most societies in the world came to see it as a great moral wrong. One afternoon, the Duchess of Kent asked for Wilberforce to call.

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

I am grateful for the example of people, like Wilberforce, that give me concrete examples of how I can be more like our Savior Jesus Christ in whatever our chosen profession and given circumstances. It is a book I treasure and will share with my friends.

The author is clearly impressed with that aspect of his life and so the book reads a bit more like a hagiography than a biography.

When receiving general educations, we are often led to appreciate of the Victorian Age with Victoria being assisted by her committed and somewhat empowered husband Prince Albert. Metaxes, as I already knew, is a remarkable writer, but this might be his best effort.


Book Review – Amazing Grace – Tim Challies

This entertaining and historical story shows that the actual hero of the Thanksgiving was neither white nor Indian, but God. Metaxas offers seven exquisitely crafted portraits of widely known—but not well understood—great men from history.

May 29, meaxas ann christensen rated it it was amazing. Eric Metaxas mettaxas combed the far corners of the known and the unknown world to assemble this book chock full of startling, uncanny, and often seriously frightening phenomena.

Also, King George III, famous for his episodes of madness, was given a concoction that included arsenicwhich, it turns out, actually induced episodes of insanity. William Wilberforce is one of the great heroes of history, and the story of his fight and that of his allies against slavery is truly inspiring. Of course, slavery continues to this day.

Wilberforce is unabashedly presented as a Christian hero. Incremental changes may lead to greater and more profound changes.

To mark the th 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.

Again that’s in readability. America needs to become reacquainted with this moral hero. He was a hero to Abraham Lincoln and an inspiration to the anti-slavery movement in America.