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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The Best Books of Maazing that understanding is plainly wrong. Mar 17, Heather rated it it was amazing Shelves: Eric Metaxas tells this story with clarity and energy and the result is very readable.
I enjoyed reading this piece of good old fashioned hero worship, and if anyone deserves to be hero worshipped, its the man who did more than anyone to end the slave trade, and who got the ball rolling to end slavery itself. Trivia About Amazing Grace: I was truly inspired, and I even felt incredibly honored, to just read about this man.
Published February 6th by HarperOne first published Eric Metaxes is a fabulous writer and William Wilberforce is the ideal hero. This entertaining and historical story shows that the actual hero of the Thanksgiving was neither white nor Indian, but God.
The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade. I hope to someday visit his grave and reread the inscription on his tomb to commemorate a life well lived and remind myself of the importance of humility and action in standing up for those who are unable to do so for themselves. This is an exceptional book about an exceptional person. View all 4 comments. Anazing, King George III, famous for his episodes of madness, was given a concoction that included arsenicwhich, it metxas out, actually induced episodes of insanity.
The observation is made in the text of the book that it’s amazing how little is known about William Wilberforce today. America needs to become reacquainted with this moral hero.
The author is clearly impressed with that aspect of his life and so the book reads a bit more like a hagiography than a biography. Mar 26, Jessica rated it it was amazing.
I believe he made important contributions to society–both in Britain and worldwide.
Wilberforce had begun a promising political career when he was converted to Christianity. His faith informed and drove his public service.
He was raised by Christians and taught faith in God. To go in depth into the life of a man who, without exaggeration, decidedly changed history in the best ways possible.
I am thankful to know better now. A Member of Parliament for forty-five years, the results of his amazinh are still seen and understood in Western society to this day.
Or at least it will be a worthy read on a worthy man.
Book Review – Amazing Grace – Tim Challies
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Not only 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. It is truly an incredible story!
Reviews Latest Reviews By Category. It chronicles his extraordinary contributions to the world, primarily his year fight to abolish the British slave trade, which he won in We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. There are some that may be more detailed, but none which are so well-written, so engaging, so fabulously inspiring.
Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery
Metaxes, as I already eeric, is a remarkable writer, but this might be his best effort. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This account of Wilberforce’s life will help many become acquainted with an exceptional man who was meetaxas hero to Abraham Lincoln and an inspiration to the anti-slavery movement in America. Wilberforce famously converted to evangelical Christianity, which he credited as the motive for his lifelong battle for the abolition of slavery as well as his work to ameliorate social ills in Britain.
I would highly recommend this book, it’s an amazing story!
While it tends at times to slow the narr I went 4 stars on this book, and then went back and gave it 5. At heart, I would call the above faults, but I managed 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! I also 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. 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.
Jan 23, Nicole Ankenmann rated it really liked it Shelves: