Amazing Grace is the story of John Newton (involved with slave ships before writing the famous hymn) and William Wilberforce working together to abolish slavery in 18th Century Great Britain. A story of profound Christian themes.
This is an incredible movie I had the privilege to see during a sneak preview. (Thanks, Larry, for your connections!)
It makes me wonder if I missed the day in school they taught about Wilberforce…or if they didn’t teach it at all. Oh, they should have. What a story of a changed life…and changed lives. Doing the hard thing when the world, it seems, (sans a cute girl and John Newton, in this case) is against you.
It opens tonight, and is a must-see. Take your friends. Go to coffee afterwards. Mull it all over.