Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace
By Eric Metaxas

Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the 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 centre 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 unjust.  After Wilberforce, most societies in the world came to see it as a great moral wrong.

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