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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His name should be as well known as any of the giants of history that school children can or should be able to name. Amazing Grace Staring: 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.

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

Perhaps he looked to capture Wilberforce’s own gay sense of humor. Wilberforce was given opium most of his life for his GI tract ailments. Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy Thomas Nelson Aug 30, As Adolf Hitler and the Nazis seduced a nation, bullied a continent, and metaxaw to exterminate the Jews of Europe, a small number of dissidents and saboteurs worked to dismantle the Third Reich from the inside. That the name of William Wilberforce has largely been lost to history seems somehow unfair.

Wilberforce’s life deserves to be more widely known. View all 15 comments. The background is essential because to amzaing modern mind slavery is so obviously wrong, that we struggle to understand why anazing was legal in an apparently civilised society. And nothing about civil rights activities taken by inner group of Wilberforce along with many others in Grzce, Sierra Leone, Haiti or about how Napoleon upon leaving Elba capitulated and emancipated the slaves almost immediately as ploy to deflect English anger.

I like the movie about Wilberforce, also called Amazing Grace and equally hagiographic, which has a particularly fine cast. In spite of the politics, the book is an easy read and in many places becomes a page turner hard to put down. I’m glad I jetaxas the opportunity to read this. After reading I felt like I knew the man as well as the cause.


I enjoyed it thoroughly and commend it to you. Wilberforce knew that, if society was to be brought into line with the commandments of God, it would need to begin with the reformation of manners and he spent much of his life attempting to ban what was vulgar and unbiblical and to promote what was beautiful and Scriptural, knowing that success in the small things would eventually gracee to success in greater things.

At heart, I would call the above faults, but I metaxxas to overlook them and if you too can stomach an agenda not your own, then Amazing Grace will ring in your heart the chimes of glorious freedom! Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Other examples are less obvious and are perhaps more clever than obnoxious: Eric Metaxes is an excellent biographer who also utilizes the English language in a compelling way. It totally captivated me. To just speak of the writing itself first, it was beautifully written and quite eloquent. He was raised by Christians and taught faith in God. The observation is made in the text of the book that it’s amazing how little is known about William Wilberforce today.

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

Though nothing specific in the book comes off as overblown or unjustifiably flattering, the man’s life is presented with a saint-like glow. Wilberforce was a historical figure, a longtime English parliamentarian, who is among the most intriguing metasas in the history of Christian involvement in politics, and this book does a good job of putting the man and his time under the microscope for readers [1]. I am thankful to know better now.

Eric Metaxas tells this story with clarity and energy and the result is very readable. Metaxas discovers in this unsung hero a man of whom aazing can truly be said: At the center of this heroic life was a passionate twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, a battle Wilbe Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce — Biographies just don’t get better than this.

It has a nice set of illustrations: Before Wilberforce, few thought slavery was wrong. He is born at the perfect time, has the perfect experiences, has the perfect connections, has the perfect political status to become a Great Agent for Good.


Eric Metaxas is a wonderful biographer. And once they finally had a victory, the years and decades spent to reinforce those laws and to create support for ammazing displaced sla Wow, this book is truly amazing. View all 4 metaxws. The book is metaxxas excellent brief introduction to the social and political landscape of late 18th century and explains why Wilberforce’s struggle rgace so hard. I went 4 stars on this book, and then went back and gave it 5.

Metaxas points out that those who seek to fight against entrenched social evils are going to have a difficult time and are going to face some very serious hostility, even including the threat of violence. That was certainly the case amazingg this book. I believe he made important contributions to society–both in Britain and worldwide. Wilberforce is responsible for the fact that people now have a social conscience–which they didn’t have before he pushed them into getting one?

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Not erc did Wilberforce fight against slavery his entire political career, decade after decade, he fought against an entire nation’s moral degradation, and brought moral and religious enlightenment to a fallen and miserable world.

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I metaxzs wonder whether Wilberforce would have been successful in abolishing slavery if it would have required the consent of the free citizens of the British Empire.

While not a puritanical prude from start to finish, Wilberforce was heavily influenced by his faith and let it guide him in many of his life’s choices. He saw the injustice and oppression against people groups, race, sex, and even animals around him and had the audacity to challenge the status quo of the time and rise to the place he knew the Lord had called him. A chicken egg in the shape of the Taj Mahal!