Sunday, February 25, 2007

Biography of William Wiberforce as a follow up to "Amazing Grace"

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 in the feature film, Amazing Grace, and in a companion biography, Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, written by Eric Metaxas. Eric is the author of Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God (but were afraid to ask). He is founder and host of "Socrates in the City" in New York City, where he lives with his wife and daughter. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Washington Post, Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Mars Hill Review, and First Things. He has written for Veggie Tales and Rabbit Ears Productions, earning three Grammy nominations for Best Children's Recording.

2 comments:

Elizabeth B said...

You can read his biography online (The Life of William Wilberforce by Robert Wilberforce, C. Morris, and S. Wilberforce) at Google Books, and also his inspirational "Practical Christianity.":

http://books.google.com/books?vid=OCLC02313807&id=EiZFsgJkqoMC&dq=william+wilberforce

http://books.google.com/books?vid=OCLC17335538&id=-usOAAAAIAAJ&dq=william+wilberforce

Edie said...

Well said.