By John Piper
"John Piper's succinct and fantastically perceptive examine of William Wilberforce merits to develop into an acclaimed bestseller. It not just tells the tale of an excellent man's life-it additionally tells us easy methods to comprehend the final word resource of his greatness and happiness. additionally, that realizing is going some distance deeper than the abolitionist achievements for which Wilberforce is venerated, superb notwithstanding they have been. William Wilberforce's mystery, as published during this e-book, was once that he made the adventure from self-centeredness, achievement-centeredness, and political-centeredness to God-centeredness. And he made it with Christlike joy." -Jonathan Aitken opposed to nice hindrances William Wilberforce, an evangelical Christian and a member of Parliament, fought for the abolition of the African slave alternate and opposed to slavery itself till they have been either unlawful within the British Empire. Many are conscious of Wilberforce's position in bringing an finish to slavery in nice Britain, yet few have taken the time to ascertain the ideals and motivations that spurred him on for many years. In this concise quantity, John Piper tells the tale of ways Wilberforce was once reworked from an unbelieving, younger flesh presser right into a greatly God-centered Christian, and the way his deep spirituality helped to alter the ethical outlook of a country. As international leaders debate over tips on how to care for a number of social justice and humanitarian crises, a more in-depth examine Wilberforce's existence and religion serves as an encouragement and instance to all believers.
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91. 13 Thy country, Wilberforce, with just disdain Hears thee by cruel men and impious call’d Fanatic, for thy zeal to loose the enthrall’d From exile, public sale, and slavery’s chain. Friend of the poor, the wrong’d, the fetter-gall’d, Fear not lest labor such as thine be vain. Thou hast achieved a part: hast gained the ear Of Britain’s senate to thy glorious cause; Hope smiles, joy springs; and though cold Caution pause, And weave delay, the better hour is near That shall remunerate thy toils severe, By peace for Afric, fenced with British laws.
234. 22 “He was obliged to wear ‘a steel girdle cased in leather and an additional part to support the arms. . ’ He took a spare one (‘wrapped up for decency’s sake in a towel’) wherever he stayed; the fact that he lived in a steel frame for his last fifteen or eighteen years might have remained unknown had he not left behind at the Lord Calthorpe’s Suffolk home, Ampton Hall, the more comfortable of the two. , 233-34. qxd 12/6/06 1:59 PM Page 55 Extraordinary Endurance 55 raderie in the cause of righteousness.
119. , 205. , 258. , 235. qxd 44 12/6/06 1:59 PM Page 44 Amazing Grace in the Life of William Wilberforce enthralled the House . . ”9 The Englishman William Carey had to live in Serampore, a Danish enclave in India, until Wilberforce triumphed in 1813 when the prohibition of evangelism in British colonies in India was lifted by the East India Company Charter, which now guaranteed liberty to propagate the Christian Faith. ’”10 Even at this huge distance Wilberforce brought together evangelistic zeal and concern for social justice.