Amazing Grace by Eric Metaxas audiobook

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

By Eric Metaxas
Read by Johnny Heller

Tantor Audio 9780061173882
10.07 Hours Unabridged
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Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British 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 center 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 wrong. After Wilberforce, most societies in the world came to see it as a great moral wrong. To mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade, HarperSanFrancisco and Bristol Bay Productions have joined together to commemorate the life of William Wilberforce with the feature-length film Amazing Grace and this companion biography, which provides a fuller account of the amazing life of this great man than can be captured on film. 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.

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

To mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade, HarperSanFrancisco and Bristol Bay Productions have joined together to commemorate the life of William Wilberforce with the feature-length film Amazing Grace and this companion biography, which provides a fuller account of the amazing life of this great man than can be captured on film.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Johnny Heller takes full advantage of the author's humor, rich language, and clever ways of saying things.... The audiobook is a worthwhile prequel to the American Civil War and a jewel of biography beyond black and white. AudioFile
“The little-known story of the lifelong struggle of a member of Parliament to abolish slavery in the British Empire.” USA Today
“A fine and important book.” Chicago Sun-Times

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Author Bio: Eric Metaxas

Author Bio: Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas is a New York Times bestselling author whose biographies, children’s books, and works of popular apologetics have been translated into multiple languages around the world. He was awarded the Canterbury Medal in 2011 by the Becket Fund for Religious Freedom. He has been a frequent cultural commentator on CNN and the Fox News Channel and has been featured on many radio programs, including NPR’s Morning Edition and Talk of the Nation.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 10.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English