Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce’s. Eric Metaxas (Goodreads Author). · Rating details · 4, ratings · reviews. Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist. In Amazing Grace, Eric Metaxas’ new biography of Wilberforce, which was timed to coincide with the release of a film by the same title (which.

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It metaxws describes and analyzes the life of a great Christian man who can and should serve as an inspiration even today. That swamps integrity in my book.

The author makes a biography of Wilberforce that focuses on two elements: May 13, Hannah Steenhoven rated it it was amazing. It is truly an incredible story! Eric Metaxes hrace a fabulous writer and William Wilberforce is the ideal hero. Human trafficking is by no means gone, but we presuppose it wrong. Hardcoverpages.

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

meetaxas Both of these are well worth covering. Gace, I thought that moment came a little less than 18 centuries previously Eric Metaxas’ Amazing Grace does an admirable job in reminding us who deserves the credit in passing the laws that put an end to the legalized trade in human lives. From the Blog Mar 7, I saw the movie that was inspired by this biography without knowing there was a book first. Something similar and more successfully would be done in Haiti.

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Either way, it’s worth your while.

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

It is a noble subject, but Metaxas actually uses sarcasm and like humor nearly through out and, while funny at times, it’s off-putting in a biography.

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Yet that understanding is plainly wrong. But maybe it’s my 21st Century cynicism speaking, and my own failure to uphold such a righteous standard of personal behaviour. Or at least it erkc be a worthy read on a worthy man. It has a nice set of illustrations: His name should be as well known as any of the giants of history that school children can or should be able to name. After reading I felt like I knew the man as well as the cause.

I’ve read books about good people before. Frace Wilberforce was such a man, and Eric Metaxas captured his story beautifully. He writes with an obvious bias. Jul 24, Steve rated it liked it. The passion and fervor he brought to his many fights against the many injustices of the time is something not to be equaled. Available at You Tube [image error]. Because I revere the memory of Wilberforce, I’m stopping now and moving on down my crowded reading list. But more than that, he has a solid grasp of theology of English–Anglicans and Methodists and a solid grasp on the Dignity of Mankind.


If you would like to write a letter to the editor, you can do so here. S is for Samson, whose hair held his strength, provided it grew to a certain length.

A masterful reintroduction to Wilberforce for our generation.

The slight and frail English gentleman William Wilberforce Metaxas has a fun writing style, including a great sense of humor. Aug 29, Toni rated it really liked it.

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There are a lot of worthwhile aspects to this book that are unexpected and highly relevant in our own times. Throughout history there have been times when Christians have had to confront evils so grqce that they could not turn away.

The story itself plays to the wonderful writing as well. Maybe if you really tailor your definition of social reformer to give it an early nineteenth-century denotation.

We have many parallels today. This is probably one of the best books I have read in awhile!