The Amazing Grace of Freedom: The Inspiring Faith of William Wilberforce / Edition 2

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A visionary and principled man of his time; a classic and enduring hero for ours.

William Wilberforce was a man of principles whose faith helped him lead the fight to abolish slavery in Great Britain. The story of this remarkable man, recently highlighted in the feature film Amazing Grace, is truly extraordinary and his 30-year fight to end slavery is a faith-strengthening and inspiring tale for those who would effect change in today’s society. This fascinating book includes:

* A comprehensive collection of essays and commentary from ministry leaders and scholars such as Chuck Colson, D. James Kennedy, John Piper, Alveda King, and many more

* An exclusive interview with Amazing Grace producer Ken Wales on his six-year journey of faith to see the movie come to life

* Historic paintings, engravings, and documents are highlighted on every page

* Go on location in historic England with movie photos and backstage info from the exciting production of Amazing Grace.

Ted Baehr of MOVIEGUIDE® has teamed with acclaimed filmmaker Ken Wales and author Susan Wales to create this unique book about the enduring legacy and powerful faith of Wilberforce. Representing an influential and growing presence of faith-honoring entertainment professionals in Hollywood, this book is an important and educational extension of the William Wilberforce story, and will be a treasured addition to any home, school, or university library.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892216734
  • Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

=970 01Foreword   Ken Wales     6
Understanding the Importance of the Movie Amazing Grace: The Incredible Talent behind Amazing Grace and How the Movie Can Impact Today's Culture     8
My Journey with the Film - Amazing Grace   Ken Wales     10
More than Conquerors   Dr. Ted Baehr     26
Understanding the Relevance of William Wilberforce: How One Person Plus God Can Make a Difference by Redeeming the Culture: Including the Circumstances for Conditions of His Life & Times     30
Inspiration   Dr. Ted Baehr     32
Sidebar: Little-Known or Remarkable Facts about William Wilberforce   Richard V. Pierard     38
The Best of Times, the Worst of Times   Dr. Ted Baehr     40
How Great Awakenings Happen   Herbert Schlossherg     44
Sidebar: William Wilberforce & His Age: History Timeline     52
A Profitable Little Business   Mark Galli     56
Boarding a Slave-Ship   Olaudah Equiano     60
The Abuse of Slaves in the West Indies   Olaudah Equiano     64
Faith in Action - Insights into the Biography and Character of William Wilberforce and into His Contemporaries: Men and Women of Faith and Values Who Reformed England and the World     70
A True Christian Statesman:William Wilberforce   D.James Kennedy     72
The Early Years of William Wilberforce   Ken Wales     76
The Perseverance of William Wilberforce   John Piper     80
Marriage to Barbara Ann Spooner: Beloved Wife of William Wilberforce   Susan Wales     88
Making Goodness Fashionable   Dr. Clifford Hill     90
Aristocratic Activists   Bruce Hindmarsh     93
The Legacy of William Pitt the Younger   Andrew Parker     98
John Newton: Mentor to William Wilberforce   Marylynn Rouse     101
Charles James Fox: Champion of Liberty   Susan Wales     107
William, Duke of Clarence: Foe of Abolition   Susan Wales     109
The Giant With One Idea: Thomas Clarkson, and the Call To End Slavery   Andrew Parker     111
An Inspiring Look At the Influence of William Wilberforce on Lives and Ministries Today     114
Living Monuments   Chuck Colson     116
Silence Is Not Golden: Wilberforce and His Impact Today   Jeffrey Wright   Lakita Wright   Evangeline Carey     121
Saving Britain the Wilberforce Way: The Impact of William Wilberforce Today   Dr. Clifford Hill      123
Lessons from the Life of William Wilberforce, a Man of Faith   Dr. Alveda C. King     126
Sidebar: Timeline and Slavery Facts and Figures by Churches Together in England     128
Another Legacy   Mark Looy     132
Called to New Beginnings with Reflections by William Wilberforce   Dr. Ted Baehr     134
Sidebar: Westminster Abbey     140
Sidebar: More Information     142
Sibebar: About the Authors     143
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