Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Book Review: Amazing Grace by Eric Metaxas

Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slaveryis very obviously the story of William Wilberforce...and the heroic campaign to end slavery in England. William's early life and the events that lead to his conversion to Christianity are told in a way that make it obvious that he was led to fight against slavery. It chronicles his successes and many failures all while touching on the beautiful life he led.

After watching the amazing (pun intended) movie, I found myself really fascinated with Wilberforce. This book only fed that interest, as I realized what an awesome person he really was - in so many ways even beyond his attempts to end slavery in England. He was a highly moral person (after his conversion) and tried to make England a better place, not only for slaves but for all people! The biography is really well-written as well, making it easier to feel like you are getting to know him. READ IT! (Or at the very least, watch the movie.)

s-factor: !

(Maybe a few here and there).

mrg-factor: none

v-factor: ->
There may have been some slave-related events, but I don't recall them.

Overall rating: *****


  1. I adore this movie! I've seen the book around but didn't think it would top the movie, but after reading your review, I'll have to track it down. :)

    By the way, Ioan Gruffudd is a brilliant actor.

  2. I really loved both equally, though obviously the movie moves a lot faster. The actor is quite excellent :)


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