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Abolition!: Newton, The Ex-slave Trader, and Wilberforce, The Little Liberator
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Abolition!: Newton, The Ex-slave Trader, and Wilberforce, The Little Liberator

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Day One 2007

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Overview

A small boy aged ten was playing in the grounds of his uncle’s rural villa on the edge of Wimbledon Common in the summer of 1769 when the family carriage arrived at the door. The carriage contained the boy’s uncle and a clergyman in his forties. The boy was the young William Wilberforce, and the clergyman was John Newton. No one in 1769 would have foreseen that these two men would be the key characters in the abolition of the slave trade in 1807. Here, John Pollock tells the story of how they came from different backgrounds and amazingly different earlier lives to build a strong friendship and partnership in the gospel.

Praise for the Print Edition

I have read many books on Wilberforce and Newton, but this one is probably the most readable, and the most moving of them all. To think of such great men turns my heart in praise and thankfulness to God for giving them to the world.

—Rev. Mick Swales, a trustee of the John Newton Project

Product Details

  • Title: Abolition!: Newton, The Ex-slave Trader, and Wilberforce, The Little Liberator
  • Author: John Pollock
  • Series: Day One Christian Biography Collection
  • Publisher: Day One Publications
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 107

About John Pollock

John Pollock has for thirty years been the leading authority on Wilberforce. His full-length biography, first published in 1977, has never been out of print. He followed it with Amazing Grace: John Newton’s Story. In Abolition!, he uses manuscript material not previously available. He is a board member of the John Newton Project and is the author of many other biographies including Hudson Taylor, John Wesley, Lord Shaftesbury, Gordon of Khartoum and Lord Kitchener. He is the official biographer of Billy Graham. He lives in Devon, England.