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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (63 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kevin Belmonte Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9780310869146
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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 Shadowlands William 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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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 Shadowlands

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim Sheppard | 7/11/2013

    " Really impressed with Wilberforce the man, but this author had me feeling like I was stuck in a long chore... I guess after reading Bonhoeffer by Metaxas, nothing can quite compare. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 annie m. | 3/31/2013

    " One of the most inspiring biographies I've ever read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 2/14/2013

    " I don't love reading non-fiction much. However, I decided to read this book after watching the movie Amazing Grace about this man, William Wilberforce, who ended the British slave trade. He was a fascinating man who was definitely led by the hand of the Lord. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Rogers | 11/11/2012

    " A well-written, readable biography of an inspiring and remarkable man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susanne | 9/18/2012

    " Great insight into the life of a real hero of mine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicholas Francis | 9/11/2012

    " Awesome life to read. Great history, but tends to drag in some parts "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John H.D. Lucy | 9/11/2011

    " This isn't the greatest biography ever written, but the subject matter is worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 6/14/2011

    " this book is a little thick, especially at the beginning, but I loved learning about Wilberforce's life and found all the details fascinating. he was a great man, and the book tells you about more than just his fight for the end of the slave trade. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Moneta | 5/16/2011

    " I love the subject matter-- William Wilberforce is a remarkable man. However, it was not the most well written biography. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 5/13/2011

    " The author is obviously infatuated with his subject so at times this reads more like an advertisement than a biography. That said, the book does seem well-researched and it is usually enjoyable to read. Wilberforce is a person worth learning more about. "

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About the Author

Kevin Belmonte holds a BA in English from Gordon College, an MA in church history from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a second MA 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. He resides in a seaside village in Maine with his wife and son.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.