This short, popular biography of England's heroic abolitionist commemorates the 200th anniversary of the defeat of slavery and will be the official tie-in book for a movie of the same name by Walden Media.
Hero to Abraham Lincoln and an inspiration to the anti-slavery movement in America, Wilberforce worked tirelessly for the cessation of slavery in England. In this magisterial biography, Metaxas chronicles Wilberforce's conversion to evangelical Christianity and his 20-year battle to abolish the slave trade in the British empire. An extraordinary portrait of a true Christian statesman.
224 pages, hardcover from HarperSanFrancisco.