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Sunday Snippet: William Wilberforce Se7en Resources and a GiveAway!!!

April 19th, 2009 · 18 Comments

I am so excited I could just about die – Welcome to our first ever giveaway!!!

This past week one of the days on our list of calendar was “Abolition of Slavery Day” and so I thought it would be appropriate to do a post on William Wilberforce…

Now William Wilberforce was born in 1759 and died in 1833. He made the Abolition of Slavery his life work and just three days before he died the law for the Abolition of Slavery was passed. He could rest peace.

Hood #2 recently learnt all about William Wilberforce for school, so here are se7en resources we used (before you let your kids loose on some of them you may want to check them out yourself, since some kids will be more sensitive to the harsh realities of slavery than others):

And here is the Giveaway – with special thanks to our local Christian Book Store: Christian Book Discounters, who gave us these books to give to you – How cool is that!!!! They are a great store for sourcing christian books if you can’t find a book they will find it for you, which is quite handy at the bottom end of the world! Also their kids selection gets better and better and I can’t complain about that! All the books in this giveaway were published by Day One, so you know they are great quality books.


  • This is a biographical travel book. Brilliant if you want to know all sorts of details about Wilberforce’s life! Not to mention it is fabulous for the armchair traveler… With this book you just step into William Wilberforce’s shoes and walk the route of his life.
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  • This book isn’t written for kids specifically but my boys loved it… It shows the link between John Newton, who started out as a slave trader and ended up being a hymn writer, and how he worked with William Wilberforce to abolish the slave trade. I think what appealed was the format, it looks like it is written on old parchment it is filled with photographs and spins a great story.
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  • Last but definitely not least: this one is the the spirit of my Sunday Snippet from a couple of weeks ago helping your kids to read worthy books that weren’t fluffy, often missionary books are all about being perfect and they can be somewhat wishy-washy… Here’s a real book describing the exciting lives of: William Tyndale, John Newton, David Brainerd and Eric Liddell.

All you have to do is comment on this post before the end of Friday, 24 April 2009 and we will randomly choose one of you and post the winner in our Sunday Snippet next week… We will send your pack of three great books to you wherever you are in the world… Have Fun and Good Luck!

And thanks again to Christian Book Discounters for their support!

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18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Beth // Apr 20, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Hi! I’ve been wanting to comment for quite a while on how much I ADORE this blog and all the super stuff you post about! Your great giveaway has finally got me in gear. You are such an inspiration! I’ve recommended your blog to many, many people these past few month’s! Thanks for all your great insights and ideas. My wonderful DH and I HS our only daughter who is 9 in NC in the USA! Keep up the great posts! 🙂

  • 2 thesleepyknitter // Apr 20, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Se7en, CBD is a great outlet! We love to buy books through them. One of my English students just did an excellent in-class presentation on Wilberforce. Fascinating man. Blessings to you and the hoods. –Sleepy

  • 3 Heather // Apr 20, 2009 at 3:38 am

    They sound great. Congrats on your first giveaway! Love your ideas

  • 4 kim v // Apr 20, 2009 at 3:47 am

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 5 Sharon Fairclough // Apr 20, 2009 at 6:15 am

    Sounds like some really good books, I am a history buff. Thanks for the giveaway

    sharr1226 at yahoo dot com

  • 6 Helen // Apr 20, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    I can’t resist a comment, but of course i’m not eligible…I do love the Day One travel guides though!!

  • 7 lisa // Apr 20, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Thanks for the great resources, and the giveaway.

  • 8 Kate // Apr 20, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    What a great idea, and thanks to CBD! Would love to have these books for the kids and myself! 🙂 Thanks for the blog!

  • 9 Linda B // Apr 20, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    I love your blog and especially the Sunday Snippit. I am on the Missions committee at our church and your links to resources for teaching kids about missions have been great!

  • 10 mamalion // Apr 21, 2009 at 1:08 am

    Love the blog, and the books look interesting! You are far more adventurous than I am with our 6!

  • 11 Katy // Apr 21, 2009 at 2:04 am

    Wow what a great thing to giveaway! As an English family who have emigrated to Australia we have lots of friends from South Africa and it would be great to learn more about their country. I have been fortunate enough to have visited Cape Town twice now! So beautiful! Thanks for the lovely blog, you give us lots of inspiration.

  • 12 Mia // Apr 22, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    I can envision the se7en hoods reading these books. I can see them drawing pictures of boats carrying slaves. I can even see hood #4 dressing up or making a paper doll to fit the occasion! 🙂 And I wish I could read it with them.

  • 13 Sue // Apr 23, 2009 at 10:45 am

    I caught up on your blog this morning and then went to feed my baby. Into her bottle I carefully counted se7en scoops of formula instead of the necessary six. I wonder why?!!

  • 14 Jessica // Apr 23, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Hello! I have only recently found your site and have been faithfully visiting ever since! Thank you for this giveaway. You have a beautiful family!


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