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Amazing Grace, a sweeping historical drama from Samuel Goldwyn Films, is one of the first explicitly Christian films of 2007. It is based on the real-life story of William Wilberforce, who led the fight to end slavery in 18th-century England. The 25-year-old Wilberforce, inspired by the ex-slave trader John Newton (who wrote the lyrics to the hymn "Amazing Grace"), converts from a life of debauchery and leads a group of Christians who tirelessly work year after year to get the English Parliament to abolish slavery.

"Since The Passion of the Christ, there has not been a movie with such strong Christian testimony," says Movieguide. "Best of all, the testimony is on the side of freeing the captives, feeding the hungry, taking care of the needy, and having a practical, deep Christianity that involves faith in action. It deserves four stars and deserves commendation."
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Title Annotation:CULTURE WAR
Author:Jasper, William F.
Publication:The New American
Date:Apr 2, 2007
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