Many consider the abolition of the slave trade to be the greatest moment in William Wilberforce’s life. The distinguished historian G. M. Trevelyan called this achievement "one of the turning events in the history of the world." From Wilberforce’s perspective, however, the supreme event of his life was his Great Change, or embrace of Christianity. He believed that "God’s good providence had checked and turned him through a miracle of mercy." This transformation redirected the course of his life, and without it he would not have become the reformer he was.
—Kevin Belmonte, William Wilberforce: A Hero for Humanity
Are you planning on seeing the film Amazing Grace, opening in theaters this Friday?