If you're super interested in William and/or slavery, then this is probably worth reading. As a biography in general though, it's underwhelming. The book does not give a particularly nuanced picture of him (possibly because of a lack of letters/documentation/resources) in that it portrays him as basically perfect. The book devotes no time to any sort of "dark side" except that he was perhaps too hard on himself (if that even counts as a personality flaw.) In contrast, the book goes of lf on several tangential monologues about how much character it took to stand up against slavery. Granted, it DID take a lot of guts, but I would've liked a more balanced portrayal of a man who must have had some failings. In short, the author's bias for his subject shows through.
Wonderful story of faith put into practice even in politics. Shows that living for Christ makes the difference, not other things like politics
A part of human history which most people do not know. The author began by highlighting the conditions in England at that time and told the story how one man changed it. Much more than a book about slavery.
One of the best and most inspiring Bios I have ever listen to.
Wilberforce taking his old friend professor of physics to coach to travel to France and although, he found discussing reason for living and God inconvenient at first during the journey coming back to Christ.
E.G. Wilberforce reciting Bible verses during his journey from parliament to his home.
Sort of, but probably too long to grasp it in one sitting, but I have been so joyful about the story and so inspired by it, I have finished it twice.
Highly recommended. Mr. Wilberforce legacy is still at work. Just last year book by famous whistle blower has been published by his foundation, nobody else was so bold to let it be printed!
Yes, so my wife and daughters could learn about what a Hero does.
The Iliad, because I like to sound intelligent.
He is an emotive speaker that holds my attention like a boss.
The part about the Abolution of the slave trade was neat.
Wilberforce reminds one of the GOLDEN RULE LIVED. Not that
each of us are to become great and recognized, but that we can live a life
Worth Living and encourage others to
consider for themselves.
Wilberforce in his pursuit of truth found
that one could find a Source that would
give direction and shelter, energy and wisdom, rich relationships, and values
to guide oneself.
Eric Metaxas does again. What an accomplished writer and historian.
A moving, phenomenal account of a singular life. It only makes me wonder - with the same weapons at large today in terms of dehumanization, then with slavery, now with abortion - if God will see to it that another man of this relentless, faithful spirit will arise.
A great bit of writing.