He signed a copy of his latest book, which he co-authored with his wife, Susan, and Ted Baehr. There are numerous photos from the film and a great shot of Wales and Ioan Gruffudd, who played William Wilberforce in Wales' film, Amazing Grace. The film opened on February 23 and is still in the top 25. Wales told me that because of the limited release its opening at 10th place doesn't point out that it was #2 in a per theatre breakdown. Wales said it won't be in theatres too much longer, so get out soon. To find out where it's playing, visit AmazingGraceMovie.com.
The book also includes a copy of the letter John Wesley wrote on his deathbed to Wilberforce. My friend Roger Nelson includes the letter in his one-man play The Man from Aldersgate, about Wesley. He performed the play alongside my Beyond the Chariots Off-Broadway last spring.
|The Amazing Grace of Freedom: The Inspiring Faith of William Wilberforce, the Slaves' Champion|
By Ted Baehr, Susan Wales & Ken Wales, comps. / New Leaf Press
* Meet the man God used to eliminate slavery in England! This lavishly illustrated companion book to the motion picture celebrates the powerful legacy of Christian abolitionist William Wilberforce. Behind-the-scenes stories about the film's production plus in-depth essays from respected scholars demonstrate Wilberforce's far-reaching impact on his time---and ours. 140 pages, hardcover from New Leaf.