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Trade Paperback
128 pages
Mar 2006
Day One Publications

Travel With William Wilberforce

by Kevin Belmonte

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A special and satisfying book, enhanced by beautiful colored photos, eye-catching sidebars, and helpful maps – Travel With William Wilberforce is a feast for your eyes and mind, and, with its compact size and smooth shiny cover, a delight to hold in your hands.

Having recently read several of the narratives of American slaves, their lives in bondage, escapes, and adventures into freedom, my interest and imagination were greatly piqued by this unique biography/travelogue of the great English Christian politician and emancipator of slaves. Born in 1759, beginning his political career in 1780, William Wilberforce’s ‘Great Change’ – his acceptance of Christ as Lord and Savior – came in 1786. Salvation became a burning fire that ignited not only Wilberforce, but ultimately the whole world. His statement, ‘God Almighty has placed before me two great Objects – the suppression of the slave trade and the reformation of manners,’ has been declared by many to be one of the greatest mission statements of history. In 1807 the conflagration ignited through Wilberforce burnt through the English Parliament and slavery was abolished. Then, he turned his forces lose on slavery in the rest of England’s great empire.

If you visit England, Travel With William Wilberforce will make a fine companion. It is also wonderful for armchair travelers. Just imagine yourself with this lovely book in hand, sitting in your favorite chair, a cup of something nice to drink close by, and surrounded by maps, other relevant books, and maybe a globe to twirl. Luxury indeed, and also a wonderful learning and growing experience.

Can you tell I really enjoyed this book? You will, too. Travel With William Wilberforce will find favor with all inquiring minds and will be great for history buffs, Christians interested in the lives of ‘that great cloud of witnesses,’ school work, and libraries of all sorts. – Donna Eggett, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

A man often overlooked in history, Wilberforce fought a battle of some forty-six years to abolish slave trade and, ultimately, slavery itself in Britain. From his troubled youth and departure from Christianity to his reunion with evangelical faith and his destiny, this guide helps you to understand and experience the ups and downs this remarkable man experienced as he laboured to uphold the dignity of life.