William Wilberforce and Amazing Grace

I am grateful for the York Sunday News for allowing me to be a guest columnist from time to time, and my first piece of the new year was on William Wilberforce. You may have seen my February 9th blog posting about the fine new book about him by Eric Metaxas. Check back to get the overview of that one, Amazing Grace and another very important book, Not for Sale by David Batstone about the contemporary abolition movement.
Here, though, you can read my essay about the need for heroes, William Wilberforce’s tenacious campaign against slavery, singing Amazing Grace at Jubilee and the fabulous new film that we need to support this weekend. Enjoy.
See the film trailer, here.