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Amazing Grace [Kindle Edition]

Eric Metaxas
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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 twenty-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.

To mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade, HarperSanFrancisco and Bristol Bay Productions have joined together to commemorate the life of William Wilberforce with the feature-length film Amazing Grace and this companion biography, which provides a fuller account of the amazing life of this great man than can be captured on film.

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



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About the Author

Metaxas is a witty, prolific and much feted author in the US, where he writes for the New York Times and Atlantic Monthly as well as Christianity Today. He has authored more than 20 children's books and innumerable articles. A writer for Chuck Colson, and equally well known in secular and Christian markets, he is described by Os Guinness as "supremely gifted, irrepressibly creative, and astonishingly versatile".

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 732 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (13 Oct. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000RO9VH2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #175,496 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brillian Brief Bio of Wm Wilberforce 22 Jun. 2008
By PWS
Format:Paperback
This is the remarkable story of Wm Wilberforce and his supporters who were determined to see an end to the slave trade (and eventually slavery) in Britain and its possessions. The writing is excellent and not pedantic. It is not a comprehensive bio, but for a broad overview, it is excellent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 1 April 2009
Format:Paperback
I don't often give 5 stars but this book deserves them.I defy anyone to read this book and not see the connection with the problems of our times and possibly a way of addressing them.The people mentioned in this book were moral giants and Wilberforce was only one of them.Inspirational and frightening at the same time-would but our leaders would but I had 1/10th of their vision,courage and integrity.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A really good read! 5 July 2013
By Mr. Stephen Redman VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Metaxas has a great writing style and researches his works well. This volume gives real insight into the great British hero of the long game and is easily digestible even though it adds seriously to the amount of biography out there.
In light of the excellent moving 'Amazing Grace' this book will give you a background and answer any questions that remained in your mind.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT 28 Sept. 2007
Format:Paperback
A BOOK THAT IS EASY TO READ, BRILLIANTLY WRITTEN. THE LOOKS STUNNING SHOWING STILLS FROM THE FILM. A GREAT BOOK ON A FASCINATING SUBJECT. HIGHLY RECCOMMENDED
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