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William wondered how anyone was supposed to battle slavery. After all, King George III and the Church of England both had large amounts of money invested in trade with the West Indies. And a large number of bishops sat in the House of Lords. William shook his head. This was a much bigger fight than he felt capable of taking on. For two hundred years, British slave ships p William wondered how anyone was supposed to battle slavery. After all, King George III and the Church of England both had large amounts of money invested in trade with the West Indies. And a large number of bishops sat in the House of Lords. William shook his head. This was a much bigger fight than he felt capable of taking on. For two hundred years, British slave ships plied the Middle Passage, taking African men, women, and children to their doom. Ending slavery in the mighty British Empire seemed like an impossible dream, but once William Wilberforce resolved to represent the abolitionists in Parliament, he would fight to the bitter end-for nearly half a century-to achieve that goal. Together with a community of dynamic reformers, Wilberforce struggled to rid his nation of evil and to give dignity and freedom to all people-slave and slave trader, poor and powerful. His example continues to inspire others to use their gifts and influence to do good against the odds. (1759-1833).


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William wondered how anyone was supposed to battle slavery. After all, King George III and the Church of England both had large amounts of money invested in trade with the West Indies. And a large number of bishops sat in the House of Lords. William shook his head. This was a much bigger fight than he felt capable of taking on. For two hundred years, British slave ships p William wondered how anyone was supposed to battle slavery. After all, King George III and the Church of England both had large amounts of money invested in trade with the West Indies. And a large number of bishops sat in the House of Lords. William shook his head. This was a much bigger fight than he felt capable of taking on. For two hundred years, British slave ships plied the Middle Passage, taking African men, women, and children to their doom. Ending slavery in the mighty British Empire seemed like an impossible dream, but once William Wilberforce resolved to represent the abolitionists in Parliament, he would fight to the bitter end-for nearly half a century-to achieve that goal. Together with a community of dynamic reformers, Wilberforce struggled to rid his nation of evil and to give dignity and freedom to all people-slave and slave trader, poor and powerful. His example continues to inspire others to use their gifts and influence to do good against the odds. (1759-1833).

30 review for William Wilberforce Audiobook: Take Up the Fight

  1. 5 out of 5

    Clare

    I really love this series; we've listened to three of them now on Audible in the car. This has been my least favourite of the three though - I personally found it interesting and it's obviously a fantastic and important story, but this retelling is a bit long and I'm pretty sure my children didn't appreciate the depth it goes into about the inner workings of the English Parliament in the 18th century! If you're interested in Wilberforce and your children are studying him elsewhere then this woul I really love this series; we've listened to three of them now on Audible in the car. This has been my least favourite of the three though - I personally found it interesting and it's obviously a fantastic and important story, but this retelling is a bit long and I'm pretty sure my children didn't appreciate the depth it goes into about the inner workings of the English Parliament in the 18th century! If you're interested in Wilberforce and your children are studying him elsewhere then this would be a great resource. For a "just because" read I would probably recommend one of the other biographies.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Ruthe Turner

    The writing team of Janet and Geoff Benge have written another winning book about a winning person, William Wilberforce. Here we read of a man of privilege who didn't really make a difference in his world until Jesus Christ came into his life. Then his ideas, values and habits turned him into a man whose influence became great and still influences our cultures today around the world. He is most remembered for his role in the abolition of slavery, but he did a lot of things for the good of people The writing team of Janet and Geoff Benge have written another winning book about a winning person, William Wilberforce. Here we read of a man of privilege who didn't really make a difference in his world until Jesus Christ came into his life. Then his ideas, values and habits turned him into a man whose influence became great and still influences our cultures today around the world. He is most remembered for his role in the abolition of slavery, but he did a lot of things for the good of people. He is an inspiration and a person all young people should know about and emulate.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Summer Moeller

    I love the story of William Wilberforce and many of the books in this series. This book, however, was a little bit harder for us to follow than other books in the series. There were so many political characters, friends and historical events that made it hard for my younger children to follow. It was interesting to see how many significant events and people were intertwined with Wilberforce's story (Newton, Napolean, Carey, etc.); it just wasn't as gripping of a book as others in the series. I love the story of William Wilberforce and many of the books in this series. This book, however, was a little bit harder for us to follow than other books in the series. There were so many political characters, friends and historical events that made it hard for my younger children to follow. It was interesting to see how many significant events and people were intertwined with Wilberforce's story (Newton, Napolean, Carey, etc.); it just wasn't as gripping of a book as others in the series.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Janet Purser

    William Wilberforce spent most of his adult life fighting for the abolition of slavery in the United Kingdom. His transformation from a self-centered young college student to a crusader for this great cause is a story worth reading (or listening to as I did.) This was my first "Heroes of History" book. It will not be my last. William Wilberforce spent most of his adult life fighting for the abolition of slavery in the United Kingdom. His transformation from a self-centered young college student to a crusader for this great cause is a story worth reading (or listening to as I did.) This was my first "Heroes of History" book. It will not be my last.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lady Safari

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Audiobook Review I really enjoyed listing to the story of William Wilberforce’s life. It absolutely astounds me that he endured and persevered for 26 years to see the end of slavery! Thank you to both the authors and the narrator for sharing this story!

  6. 5 out of 5

    megan perez

    Informative and so enjoyable to read This book was so well written. I love the details about Wilberforce’s life and the time period he lived in. The authors also did an excellent job of explaining the way in which government functioned at that time in Britain.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Ana

    I really enjoyed hearing about William's part in ending slavery in Britain. I really enjoyed hearing about William's part in ending slavery in Britain.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kelley

    I liked how this showed how God can use anything- wealth, connections, sheer tenacity to accomplish great things.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mary Sasala

    Listened to these with my kids on our road trip. I knew fairly little of Wilberforce, so this was very good. Certainly a hero for my kids to learn about.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Lea Berryreadinbooks

    Not the best of this collection

  11. 5 out of 5

    Heidi Dages

    I really enjoyed this book! It is a must-read for anyone interested in Willaim Wilberforce! It thoroughly covered his life from boyhood to old age. It covers a lot about parliament and great men who were alive during that time (especially Willaim Pitt) This is a very good clean Christian book.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Nathaniel

    It was ok. He got rid of slavery in England.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Charlotte

    I didn't know much about William Wilberforce so it was interesting to learn about him. It was hard to keep all the people straight though. There are a lot of people in this book! I didn't know much about William Wilberforce so it was interesting to learn about him. It was hard to keep all the people straight though. There are a lot of people in this book!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Caleb

    I liked it. He's the guy who ended slavery in Great Britain. He was really rich at the start of his life, but then he went poor at the end. I liked it. He's the guy who ended slavery in Great Britain. He was really rich at the start of his life, but then he went poor at the end.

  15. 5 out of 5

    S.A.C.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Rees Hovland

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jack Chen

  18. 5 out of 5

    Cate

  19. 4 out of 5

    Katie

  20. 5 out of 5

    George Curtis

  21. 4 out of 5

    Lorijscott

  22. 5 out of 5

    Cedric Dukes

    Great book - His life changed over the years with his concern about England and the slave trade. His life started about himself but he became dedicated and used his influence to eradicate the evils of slavery.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Reeco Butcher

  24. 4 out of 5

    Mallory

  25. 5 out of 5

    Auna Bearup

  26. 5 out of 5

    Sandy Wingate

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sam

  28. 5 out of 5

    Meghan Posey

  29. 5 out of 5

    Stacia

  30. 4 out of 5

    Misty

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