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