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Amazing Grace Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce's extraordinary role as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament.

At the center of this heroic life was a passionate 20-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, a battle Wilberforce won in 1807, as well as efforts to abolish slavery itself in the British colonies, a victory achieved just three days before his death in 1833.

Metaxas discovers in this unsung hero a man of whom it can truly be said, "He changed the world." Before Wilberforce, few thought slavery was wrong. After Wilberforce, most societies in the world came to see it as a great moral wrong.

This account of Wilberforce's life will help many to become acquainted with an exceptional man who was a hero to Abraham Lincoln and an inspiration to the anti-slavery movement in America.

©2007 Eric Metaxas; (P)2007 Tantor Media Inc.

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    Anthony J. Cappoferri Hartford, WI USA 03-10-16
    Anthony J. Cappoferri Hartford, WI USA 03-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    This book was simply fantastic. One of the best biographies I have read. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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    Ira 01-15-16
    Ira 01-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Christians can live their faith in any place"

    Wonderful story of faith put into practice even in politics. Shows that living for Christ makes the difference, not other things like politics

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    Richard Taylor 11-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Amazing Grace to be better than the print version?

    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.


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    Petr New York, NY, United States 11-08-15
    Petr New York, NY, United States 11-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Deeply inspiring! Great legacy!"
    Where does Amazing Grace rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best and most inspiring Bios I have ever listen to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Amazing Grace?

    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.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    E.G. Wilberforce reciting Bible verses during his journey from parliament to his home.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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!

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    Bob P. Paffile 10-27-15
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    "Good stuff"
    Would you listen to Amazing Grace again? Why?

    Yes, so my wife and daughters could learn about what a Hero does.


    What other book might you compare Amazing Grace to and why?

    The Iliad, because I like to sound intelligent.


    What about Johnny Heller’s performance did you like?

    He is an emotive speaker that holds my attention like a boss.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The part about the Abolution of the slave trade was neat.


    Any additional comments?

    No.

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    Richard 09-25-15
    Richard 09-25-15 Member Since 2013
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    "For Each of Us"

    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.

    R.T. Honderick

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    Paul Carrington NC, USA 09-14-15
    Paul Carrington NC, USA 09-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Where is Wilberforce today?"

    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.

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    Bonnie O'Neil 09-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Engaging book"

    I really felt I knew him. Story came alive. Wonderful book for audible. Very inspiring, proving that one life can influence the world.

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    Iustina 07-26-15
    Iustina 07-26-15
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    "Well worth your time"

    A very good, edifying account of a forgotten personality of 18th century. Very good naration.

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    Linda S. Imel 06-09-15 Member Since 2016

    I love reading history, Isabel & Ferdinand, Columbus, or Mary Queen of Scots - fascinating, rich lives woven into a tension filled narrative

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    "Wonderful - inspiring - well worth my time!"
    Where does Amazing Grace rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Metaxas is talented and artful, weaving information and narrative into textured, interesting storytelling. This is one of my favorite books, I will read it again and again.


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