Item description for Amazing Grace: The Inspirational Stories of William Wilberforce, John Newton, and Olaudah Equiano (Radio Theatre) by Dave Arnold & Paul McCusker...
Overview The Radio Theatre production of "Amazing Grace" provides a prequel view to events featured in "Amazing Grace," the movie. It offers listeners a more in-depth story of each of the three men instrumental in overthrowing the slave trade--William Wilberforce (an evangelical Christian politician), John Newton (author of "Amazing Grace"), and Olaudah Equiano (slave turned Quaker merchant). 6 CDs.
Publishers Description The Radio Theatre production of Amazing Grace provides a prequel view to events featured in "Amazing Grace, " the movie. It offers listeners a more in-depth and personal story of each of the main characters--William Wilberforce (an evangelical Christian politician), John Newton (author of "Amazing Grace"), and Olaudah Equiano (slave turned quaker merchant)--three men instrumental in overthrowing the slave trade. The original Radio Theatre drama will bring out the essential spiritual elements in each story and show how the efforts of each man turned the tide of public opinion.
Awards and Recognitions Amazing Grace: The Inspirational Stories of William Wilberforce, John Newton, and Olaudah Equiano (Radio Theatre) by Dave Arnold & Paul McCusker has received the following awards and recognitions -
Audies - 2008 Finalist - Audio Drama category
Audies - 2008 Finalist - Production category
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Format: Audiobook, CD
Studio: Tyndale Entertainment
Running Time: 300.00 minutes
Record Label Tyndale Entertainment
Format Audiobook / CD
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.66" Width: 5.73" Height: 1.79" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2007
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
Series Focus on the Family Radio Theatre
ISBN 1589973933 ISBN13 9781589973930
Availability 0 units.
More About Dave Arnold & Paul McCusker
Dave Arnold is a food science writer, educator, and innovator. He hosts the radio show Cooking Issues, founded the Museum of Food and Drink, and runs the high-tech cocktail bar Booker & Dax, part of the Momofuku restaurant group.
Reviews - What do customers think about Amazing Grace: The Inspirational Stories of William Wilberforce, John Newton, and Olaudah Equiano (Radio Theatre)?
Hard-hitting audio dramas that appeal to both the head and the heart Jan 9, 2008
These three polished, visceral full-cast audio biographies present further details about the historical figures featured in the recent movie "Amazing Grace". Acting and production values are top notch, permitting one to painlessly learn about a little-discussed topic: the 18th century slave trade from the British point of view. I also gained a lot of respect for "Focus on the Family", the Christian production company that produced these dramas: the company could have played down Christian complicity in this truly evil business, but instead aimed a spotlight at the centuries-long willingness of obstensibly Christian men to allow, and actively profit from, the African slave trade. Two of the stories here revolve around men who eventually see that contradiction in themselves and start to do something about it, and the remaining story recounts the story of one particular slave and his efforts to attain freedom and prosperity. Though I usually am drawn to more secular fare when selecting audiobooks to listen to in the car, the stories featured in "Amazing Grace" absorbed me from first disc to last.
Great! Dec 29, 2007
When we picked this up I was thinking it would emphasize William Wilberforce but it actually contains three separate stories of three different men and their common passion to ban slavery from the British Empire (both in trade and practice). These are very well done and very powerful but can be graphic in their description of the horrid acts done to slaves and likely not for younger listeners. Still, I'd recommend it very highly for older listeners.
Inspirational, educational and entertaining! Mar 2, 2007
This 5 CD set from Focus on the Family Radio Theatre is an outstanding audio drama that I recommend to anyone wanting to know more about the lives of these great men of faith. Wilberforce and Newton are currently more popular following the release of the movie Amazing Grace and these CDs give greater insight into their lives before and after their miraculous conversion to Christianity. The other gentleman included in this set is Olaudah Equiano. Another substantial character in the Amazing Grace movie, Equiano was a former slave who was able to purchase his freedom while in America and then returned to England to join the abolitionist movement along side Wilberforce and Newton. Equiano's book was a best-seller and he was tremendously influential in the cause of freedom for others less fortunate then he.
The production quality of the CD audio drama is first rate -- absolutely outstanding. I would recommend this set to everyone and it is entirely appropriate and entertaining enough for a younger listener as well -- probably a young middle school aged student around ten or eleven could follow the events and find the stories educational and entertaining.