Item description for To Live Free - William Wilberforce by Barbour Publishing...
Overview What can one committed Christian accomplish in the world? William Wilberforce was a member of Parliament who fought to abolish slavery in England decades before the American Civil War. This easy to read, novelized biography of Wilberforce shows readers what dedication to God and His Word can accomplish.
What can one committed Christian accomplish in a dark, dangerous world? The life of William Wilberforce provides a glowing example. The subject of a major motion picture in 2007, Wilberforce was a member of Parliament who fought to abolish slavery in England decades before the American Civil War. He also wrote, penning a best-selling book promoting Real Christianity. This easy-to-read, novelized biography of Wilberforce shows readers what dedication to God and His Word can accomplish, while topically - arranged excerpts from his Real Christianity will challenge readers in their faith.
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Studio: Barbour Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7" Width: 4.4" Height: 1" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2007
Publisher Barbour Books
ISBN 1597896888 ISBN13 9781597896887
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Since the company began as "Book Bargains" in 1981, much has happened to bring this company from a small remainder seller into a prominent Christian publisher. When Hugh Barbour began buying and reselling other publishers' excess stock, he was introducing a new concept to Christian bookstores. Soon, though, the new company began publishing its own titles, beginning with the classic allegory The Pilgrim's Progress in 1984.
With a new name, Barbour & Company, publishing operations continued with two books that Hugh Barbour says "really put us on the map" — Oswald Chambers's beloved devotional My Utmost for His Highest, and Barbour's first original title, The Bible Promise Book. Each found a ready market and, millions of copies later, remain on Barbour's best-selling backlist. Barbour & Company had found its niche: publishing Christian classics at value prices.
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In 1998, Barbour Publishing entered into a trade distribution agreement with Discovery House Publishers, the publishing arm of the Grand Rapids-based Radio Bible Class Ministries. Since DHP is the publisher of the updated edition of My Utmost for His Highest, the agreement brought a unified approach to the distribution of both the classic and updated editions of this powerful book.
After a remarkable forty-seven year career in Christian publishing (a career honored by the 1999 Lifetime Achievement Award of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association), Hugh Barbour decided to retire. The company he had built into a thriving business was acquired by its president & CEO Tim Martins, the man he'd been grooming for leadership for several years preceding.
Today, Barbour's frontlist releases number more than 150 titles per year. That, coupled with nearly one thousand stock titles, allows Barbour to provide retailers around the globe with affordable and accessible Christian products for everyone. In its brief history, Barbour has shipped over one hundred million books.
It's fourteen million books sharing the message of Christ!
Faithfulness to the Bible and Jesus Christ are the bedrock values behind every book Barbour's staff produces from its 115,000-square foot facilities in Uhrichsville, Ohio. When the company's unit sales reached fourteen million in a fiscal year, Martins commented, "I'm really excited about that figure. That's fourteen million Christian books - not fourteen million hamburgers, or fourteen million cars, or fourteen million computers. It's fourteen million books sharing the message of Christ!"
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An easy-to-read analogy of some of the key events of his involvement in the abolition of English slavery Jul 30, 2007
Reviewed by Lori Plach for Reader Views (7/07)
Martin Luther King was very instrumental in freeing slaves, right? Or was it Abraham Lincoln who is credited with abolishing slavery? Have you ever heard of the man who did all he could to abolish slavery in England? His name is William Wilberforce.
Surely slavery has played in the increasing wealth and ease in the day-to-day lives of the wealthy of the 18th and 19th centuries. We don't participate in slavery and oppression today, or, do we? Two-hundred years ago, William Wilberforce becomes a member of the English parliament. He uses his political influence and position to achieve his goal of setting people free -- freedom for the slaves from being sold and being held as property. Slaves made English life possible in that time period. Were you aware that even the Church of England owned slaves and had the word "Society" burned onto the slaves' chests? This book brings this and much more to light of what had really happened at this time.
"To Live Free" provides an easy-to-read analogy of some of the key events of his involvement in the abolition of English slavery. His work, with his main objective of setting free, is truly an inspiration. There are many sections in this book which tell of Wilberforce's thoughts on pride, pleasing God, patriotism and sympathy. There are charts of world events in the 1780's included in this book.
It is definitely one thing to say you have faith and another to put your faith into action. This is what Wilberforce does throughout his time as a prominent Member of Parliament. Despite his being ridiculed for his position against slavery, he continues on. Shouldn't we all continue on to our goal rather than, at the first sign of a problem, abandon what we truly believe in.
Lon Fendall has written a biography on this hero for the slaves. William Wilberforce is a little-known man, but he was a man with a definite mission. "To Live Free" is sure to inspire readers to see an opportunity to make other people's lives better and to seek to achieve your goals. Just as the slaves of long ago are now living free so are we through Christ we are not slaves to our sin. The price of slavery has not come cheaply and our debt is truly been paid in full.