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Overview Through well-researched details, "Hero for Humanity" tells of how William Wilberforce salvaged his country from the turmoil of war, bolstered the cause of human dignity, and impacted the lives of millions across the globe.
Publishers Description Dramatized in the major motion picture Amazing Grace, the story of William Wilberforce is the remarkable account of how one man's vision, courage, and relentless pursuit of justice brought freedom to thousands and changed the course of history.'That the greatest and most successful reformer in all history is almost unknown today is a crying shame. Kevin Belmonte puts this right with his inspiring study of an inspiring life.'---Dr. Os Guinness, author of Unspeakable: Facing Up to the Challenge of Evil'An excellently researched and insightfully written biography ... I applaud its sound scholarship and commend its perceptive insights into a great life.'---Brian Sibley, author of C. S. Lewis: Through the ShadowlandsWilliam Wilberforce: A Hero for Humanity is the definitive biography of the English statesman who overcame incredible odds to bring about the end of slavery and slave trade. Called 'the wittiest man in England' by philosopher and novelist Madame de Stael, praised by Abraham Lincoln, and renowned for his oratorical genius, Wilberforce worked tirelessly to accomplish his goal.Whether you are an avid student of history, a pupil of prominent leaders of the past, or simply someone who reads for pleasure, you will love award-winning biographer Kevin Belmonte's vivid account of the life of William Wilberforce.
Community Description Discover how British statesman and reformer William Wilberforce overcame political and personal obstacles to bring an end to the slave trade in the United Kingdom! Written by a historian for the blockbuster film, this inspiring biography is a definitive example of how one man's faith in God changed his life, his country---and the world. 352 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2007
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310274885 ISBN13 9780310274889 UPC 025986274887
Availability 0 units.
More About Kevin Belmonte
KEVIN BELMONTE holds a B.A. in English from Gordon College, an M.A. in Church History from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a second Master's Degree in American and New England Studies from the University of Southern Maine. He has twice been a Finalist for the John Pollock Award for Christian Biography, and in 2003, his book, William Wilberforce: A Hero for Humanity, won that award. For five years, his biography of William Wilberforce has been taught as part of a course on leadership and character formation at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. On several occasions, he has served as a script consultant for the BBC, and also for the PBS documentary, The Better Hour. For six years, he was the lead script and historical consultant for the critically acclaimed film, Amazing Grace. Kevin resides in a seaside village in Maine with his wife, Kelly, and their seven-year-old son, Sam.