Saturday, November 24, 2007

Amazing Grace

If you haven't seen this movie, you need to! It was a wonderful movie about William Wilberforce, the English reformer trying to abolish slavery in early 19th century Great Britian.

His mentor is John Newton (the author of the song "Amazing Grace") and follows William's repeated failed attempts to convince Parliament to condemn something that would end Britian's liveliehood. I so enjoyed the movie, that I checked out the book from my local library (by Eric Metaxas). There is so much more detail about Wilberforce's life and especially his childhood. You get an amazing picture of who he was as a person and also a better understanding of his desire for spiritual contemplation.

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