In a moment of shameless self-promotion, a new TV documentary I produced and directed about William Wilberforce will air on public television beginning in February, 2008. DVD is available for ordering now. THE BETTER HOUR: The Legacy of William Wilberforce’ contains inspiring content and commentary about the character, faith, and leadership of William Wilberforce — the British Parliamentarian who fought for 20 years to end the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and
help establish 69 philanthropies for the betterment of society.
“Our world needs a new generation of people like Wilberforce,” writes Rick Warren in the foreword to a related study guide for small groups, ‘CREATING THE BETTER HOUR: Lessons from William Wilberforce’. “I hope Wilberforce’s example will compel you to work together with others to defeat the evil giants that loom over the twenty-first century,” writes Warren. This book, edited by Chuck Stetson, is available at www.thebetterhour.com.
“Now a new book and television documentary aspire to use the example of Wilberforce and his Clapham Circle to ignite a new generation of social activism!”
‘Publishers Weekly,’ Jan. 2, 2008.
Learn how to create a BETTER HOUR GATHERING, get discussion questions to host a screening, plus other resources at www.betterhourgatherings.org
For times and air dates, check your newspaper for public television listings; or go to http://www.pbs.org/tvschedules. insert your zip code and search for THE BETTER HOUR.
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