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Amazing Grace

Eric Metaxas

Amazing Grace

Eric Metaxas

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This vivid biography tells afresh the life story of William Wilberforce (1759-1833), the statesman whose profound Christian convictions compelled him to campaign against the slave trade in Georgian Britain - a two decade struggle that led to the abolition of slavery in British territory.

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About "Amazing Grace"

This vivid biography tells afresh the life story of William Wilberforce (1759-1833), the statesman whose profound Christian convictions compelled him to campaign against the slave trade in Georgian Britain - a two decade struggle that led to the abolition of slavery in British territory.
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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 twentyyear 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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Meet the Author

Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas is a truly versatile and prolific writer, whose works have ranged from popular apologetics to meticulously researched biographies, from cutting edge articles in top periodicals to children's storybooks. Whether it's essays, reviews, satire, or even poetry, Eric is a master communicator with the written word. He has even worked on Veggie Tales! His works have been translated into over twenty languages.

Eric is extensively involved in broadcasting, hosting his own syndicated radio program The Eric Metaxas Show since 2015, featuring in-depth interviews with high profile guests. He has also appeared on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News as a cultural commentator. He is an in-demand speaker internationally, and has delivered addresses at the White House, West Point, and many universities; he has also moderated public debates involving such high profile - and controversial - figures as Bishop John Spong, Peter Singer; and Bart Ehrman.

Eric's New York Times bestseller titles include the acclaimed Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy (2011 ECPA Book of the Year); as well as Miracles; Seven Women; Seven Men; Amazing Grace, and If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty. He has written more than thirty children's books, including the bestsellers Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving and It's Time to Sleep, My Love, illustrated by Nancy Tillman.

Eric's writing was first published in Atlantic Monthly, and has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Regeneration Quarterly, Christianity Today, National Review Online, Beliefnet and First Things. The American Booksellers Association chose Metaxas's The Birthday ABC as a 1995 Pick of the List and Amazon.com honored his Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving with their Number One Bestseller Award for Thanksgiving 1999.

Eric is the founder and host of Socrates in the City: Conversations on the Examined Life, a monthly event in New York City featuring entertaining and thought provoking discussions involving such speakers as Sir John Polkinghorne, Dr Armand Nicholi, Os Guinness, Lauren F. Winner and Peter Kreeft.

Eric was born in Queens, New York City in 1963 and grew up in Danbury, Connecticut. His father is of Greek descent and his mother of German, and he was raised in a Greek Orthodox environment, though he now attends the evangelical St George's Episcopal Church in New York. He graduated from Yale University, where he edited the humour magazine and won prizes for fiction writing. Eric now lives in Manhattan with his wife Susanne and their daughter.

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Unputdownable
5 stars By Kay, Jan 30 2014
Metaxas once again delivers a biography of high literary quality and one which will have you absorbed in the life and times of William Wilberforce as if you were actually present during the time period in which he lived, and as though Wilberforce was actually a friend of yours. This account of his life and how he fought to abolish the detestable and horrifying practice of the slave trade in Britain, will have you feeling his pain in his defeats and rejoicing with him in his victories. His life, which came to be centred around a most authentic faith in God and revolved around his love of God and of his fellow humans remains to be a fine, fine example of how our faith in God should inform every aspect of our lives and shows how having a personal relationship with God can overflow into the world around us to make it a place where God's will is done on earth as it is in Heaven. 'Amazing Grace' will enthral you as the extraordinary life of William Wilberforce seeps of the pages and into your life. This is a book which I can truly say that I am certainly better off having read it. It has inspired me, especially in my faith and to see what a life given to God yet still remaining 'in the world and not of it' can achieve.
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  • Catalogue Code 386036
  • Product Code 9781780783048
  • ISBN 1780783043
  • EAN 9781780783048
  • Pages 344
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Authentic Media
  • Publication Date Nov 2013
  • Sales Rank #3031
  • Dimensions 216 x 140 x 23 mm
  • Weight 0.374kg
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