Released in the UK September 2021
Released in the US September 2021
Large trade hardback | 464 Pages
9781527106932 • £22.99 $29.99
BISAC – LCO015000
William Wilberforce (1759–1833) is best remembered as a leading figure in the movement to have the slave trade abolished throughout the British Empire. In these previously unpublished journals we have an honest record of Wilberforce’s spiritual life: the Scriptures and Christian books he read; people he met; people he witnessed to; his spiritual and physical struggles; and many other fascinating observations. Michael McMullen’s work gives an invaluable insight into the life and motivations of this great man.
William Wilberforce (1759 – 1833) was a British politician, philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade.
Michael D. McMullen
Dr. Michael D. McMullen is Professor of Church History at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City.
William Wilberforce, the leader of the campaign for the abolition of the slave trade, was a devoted Evangelical Christian. His spiritual journals between 1785 and 1833 open a window on the inward life of this public man.
Professor of History, University of Stirling, Stirling
The spiritual journals synthesized by Dr. McMullen provide timeless applications for the young men I work with who seek to impact their own culture.
Vice–chairman of the Georgia Public Service Commission, creator of TeenPact, co–founder of the Wilberforce Fellowship
William Wilberforce was a man marked by a wonderful integrity between the private and the public. Now more than ever, integrity amongst all who bear the name of Jesus is needed. William Wilberforce has so much to teach the church today, and Michael McMullen has performed a significant task in making this possible by transcribing and explaining Wilberforce’s journals. As the rector of the church where Wilberforce once worshipped, I am deeply grateful for Michael’s work.
Rector of Holy Trinity Clapham, London
Michael McMullen’s detailed labour of love for the first time makes widely accessible the inspiring and fascinating inner spiritual life of one of the greatest public figures of the later Hanoverian era.
Professor of Religious History, The Open University