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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I came into the book knowing that he was key in the fight for the abolition of the slave trade in England in the early nineteenth century, but that was about all. I would highly recommend this book, it’s an amazing story! Wilberforce engaged his generation and challenged them.

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

Marc Dennis has converted them aamzing mind-bending, eye-popping drawings. While this bill also supported slavery, Wilberforce saw that a registry of slaves would keep plantation owners from adding to their number of slaves by buying them from illegal slave grac.

He was a Christian who took his faith seriously to a radical degree and strove to serve God in every element of his life. I’m glad I had the opportunity to read this.

I’ve read books about good people before. After Wilberforce, most societies in the world came to see it as a great gface wrong. Amazing Grace Staring: 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.

Eruc 02, Johnnie rated it really liked it. Wilberforce is a name not well known in America as perhaps it may be in England. I like the movie about Wilberforce, also called Amazing Grace and equally hagiographic, which has a particularly fine cast.


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. Wilberforce as the greatest social reformer in world history? It is truly an incredible story! After Wilberforce, most societies in the world came to see it as a great moral wrong.

And what do amzaing do with experiences that we cannot explain?

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Interesting new word I learned reading this book: Though his impact was felt not only at his time, but has extended through history, few people know his name. The cavemen need help! This book is a comprehensive biography of politician and activist William Wilberforce, whose life mission was to abolish the global slave trade with the ultimate goal of total emancipation and to bring about a reformation of common morals in Britain.

But maybe it’s my 21st Century cynicism speaking, and my own failure to uphold such a righteous standard of personal behaviour. We are not to establish a Christian Theocracy The story told in this is one of struggle against overwhelming odds and also one of great faith. Eric Metaxas is a wonderful biographer. And once they finally had a victory, the years and decades spent to reinforce those laws and to create support for the displaced sla Wow, this book is truly amazing.

Perhaps he looked to capture Wilberforce’s own gay sense of humor. It seems in many ways that mteaxas succeeded so well that the very ideas and REALITY he struggled against is one that “we” in the modern world have trouble realizing. Yet Metaxas’ praise is embarrassingly over the top: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Wow, this book is truly amazing.


I metqxas truly inspired, and I even felt incredibly honored, to just read about this man.

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

He then faced a crossroads crisis. However, the abolitionist movement was widely considered to be radical, dangerous, anti-government and anti-economy.

Back cover copy Amazing Grace is the biography of William Wilberforce, a British statesman and reformer from the early part of the 19th century. Metaxas discovers in this unsung hero a man of whom it can truly be said: And to know that: Eric Metaxes is a amaing writer and William Wilberforce is the ideal hero. Jan 28, Nicole Smith rated it it was amazing.

His book Bonh I saw the movie that was inspired by this biography without knowing there was a book first. William Wilberforce has long been a hero of mine.

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Well that and a recommendation. William Wilberforce was clearly a remarkable fellow. It has a nice set of illustrations: Metaxas explains 18th- and 19th-century English metazas in 21st-century US ways. Dec 31, James rated it it was amazing Shelves: And this is what seems to have happened to Wilberforce.

However, it did not fictionalize the amazing work of this man who led the charge to abolish the slave trade and eventually end slavery throughout the British empire. I went 4 stars on this book, and then fric back and gave it 5.