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5.0 out of 5 stars Motivating force in Wilberforce
Jonathan Aitken writes a glowing apprciation of this book in his foreword but John Piper is the author of the book. If you want a brief biography of Wilberforce this is the one to read. It is short and easy to read and tells you what motivated the great reformer. It was his evangelical Christian faith which he evidenced in a joyful personality despite his long struggle to...
Published on 17 July 2007 by G. J. Weeks

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3.0 out of 5 stars Okay
This book is written about William. I think it would've been a clearer account if they included all the other individuals that were involved in the abolition, because this wasn't achieved by just one man. A good read by all accounts, but read other accounts also.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Motivating force in Wilberforce, 17 July 2007
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G. J. Weeks (London) - See all my reviews
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Jonathan Aitken writes a glowing apprciation of this book in his foreword but John Piper is the author of the book. If you want a brief biography of Wilberforce this is the one to read. It is short and easy to read and tells you what motivated the great reformer. It was his evangelical Christian faith which he evidenced in a joyful personality despite his long struggle to abolish the slave trade, his personal infirmities and problems with his errant eldest son. This was a man who was transformed by his Christian faith. He could probably have been prime minister, but he eschewed personal advancement. If I have one small criticism it is that Piper has produced something of an hagiography with no really critical evaluation of Wilberforce. For this one should read Tomkins. For the answers to Wilberforce's critics, read Hague.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A book about the motives of Wilberforce, 13 Feb. 2010
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Timothy Hilton (Leeds, UK) - See all my reviews
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This is the first biography of William Wilberforce I had read, and it is really an account of his motivation. Other areas of his life are mentioned in passing at most. This book does not really give an all-round picture of Wilberforce, but this does not seem to be Piper's intention. He intends to study Wilberforce's motives, and this he does well. It is an enjoyable book to read, and gives a good account of what made Wilberforce tick, but if you want to know more about his life in general buy another biography in addition to this one. Either way, this book is definitely worth your while.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not a full biography but inspiring, 12 Mar. 2014
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This is not really a full biography of Wilberforce. It does not give much detail on his fight for the abolition of the slave trade. However it does give a very good idea of his motivation and what drove him. A good starting point for understanding Wilberforce before reading a more complete biography such as those by Garth Lean or William Hague. An inspiring little book that is well worth reading.
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4.0 out of 5 stars This book increased my respect for the author, though I don't share his politic views!, 27 Oct. 2013
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I found it an excellent exposition of W.Wilberforces' campaign against slavery, though of course there was much to be done
after he died to bring about abolition and it is obvious that much remains to erradicate the practice of slavery in many forms
across this earth where we all live!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Okay, 17 Mar. 2014
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This book is written about William. I think it would've been a clearer account if they included all the other individuals that were involved in the abolition, because this wasn't achieved by just one man. A good read by all accounts, but read other accounts also.
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