William Wilberforce (1759-1833) led the twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave trade. He championed medical aid for the poor, prison rehabilitation, education for the deaf and restrictions on child labour. Wilberforce found 'nothing more effectual than private prayer, and the serious perusal of the New Testament.' He maintained: 'All may be done through prayer, almighty prayer.' He insisted that 'in the calmness of the morning, before the mind is heated and wearied by the turmoil of the day, you have a season of unusual importance for communing with God and with yourself.' He seized upon such opportunities, believing: 'God will prosper me better if I wait on him.'
365 Days with Wilberforce is a collection unlike any other. Drawing directly from Wilberforce's writings, the selections in this book illustrate how God sustained and guided him. Those who seek to walk their pilgrim's progress aright will find much to ponder, pray over and treasure.
Kevin Belmonte was the principal historical consultant for Amazing Grace, a feature film on the life of Wilberforce produced by Walden Media. His book, Hero for Humanity: A Biography of William Wilberforce, is the winner of the John Pollock Award