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’m a Christian if you’re not, please don’t tune out, no sermon coming or anything as such I’m aware that Jesus never intended the Christian Church to be a “civil egic body”. Our customer reviews This book tells the story of William Wilberforce, the English member of parliament, who spent nearly his entire parliamentary career trying to make slavery illegal in England.
Something similar and more successfully would be done in Haiti. The film became a favorite that I have watched many, many times. Following the legislation, improvements were made.
Wilberforce’s struggle in England and final success gave strength and encouragement to the struggle here. Things slowed up a bit toward the end, as life usually does, but I mostly did not want to put it down. God delivered a Thanksgiving miracle: Sep 09, Nathan Albright rated it it was amazing Shelves: He brings warmth and humor to his writing that makes it seem like you’re reading fiction.
I don’t think I can recommend this book too highly. After reading I felt like I knew the man as well as the cause.
A Member of Parliament for forty-five years, the results of his efforts are still seen and understood in Western society to this day. Wow, this book is truly amazing. This book was as thorough as a history and as intimate as a diary.
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It has a nice set of illustrations: 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. It totally captivated me. Yet Metaxas’ praise is embarrassingly over the top: Though nothing specific in the book comes off as overblown or unjustifiably flattering, the man’s gracee is presented with a saint-like glow.
That argument is strained well past the point of incredulity and ignores or distorts outright significant parts of the historical record. Cruelties and injustice still abound. Preview — Amazing Grace by Eric Metaaxas. Metaxas discovers in this unsung hero a man of whom it can truly be said: To ask other readers questions about Amazing Graceplease sign up.
He then faced a crossroads crisis. How shall we then live? Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. First, I have seen the value of persistence.
While it tends at times metaxws slow the narr I went 4 stars on this book, and then went back and gave it 5.
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Amazing Grace : William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery
At the center of this heroic life was a passionate twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, a battle Wilberforce won inas well as efforts to abolish slavery itself grxce the British colonies, a victory achieved just three days before his death in While this biography focuses primarily on the first of these battles, the second amazingg receive some attention as well.
He is born at the perfect time, has the perfect experiences, has the perfect connections, has the perfect political status to become a Great Agent for Good.
Refresh and try again. What is a man and what make a man great? William Wilberforce has long been a hero of mine.
Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery
amazzing Metaxes’ book on Bonhoeffer a little better. S is for Samson, whose hair held his strength, provided it grew to a certain length. Not only did Wilberforce fight against slavery his entire political career, decade after decade, he fought against an entire nation’s moral degradation, and brought moral and religious enlightenment to a fallen and miserable world.