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Real Christianity is a call to Christians to know what they believe, and then live accordingly. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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He believed that slavery was wrong; and with his classic book, Real Christianity, William Wilberforce set out to describe for people an authentic expression of the Christian faith. In doing so, he changed the course of a nation—and the world. In this modern paraphrase of a contemporary classic, Bob Beltz introduces you to a set of principles critical in living an authentic Christian life. As you read his passionate words, you’ll find that Wilberforce’s examination of what it means to have authentic faith in a time of cultural Christianity resonates strongly, even today. Discover how the concepts of sin, evil and depravity have been watered-down. Find out how the essential beliefs of authentic Christianity have been distorted. Learn how to maintain a biblical lifestyle. Although written more than 200 years ago, the timeless truths in this book will speak to you in fresh ways. It will also serve as a litmus test of the authenticity of your own spiritual values.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Regal; Rev Upd edition (December 19, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0830743111
  • ISBN-13: 978-0830743117
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #708,092 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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49 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Rose Grant on January 27, 2008
Format: Paperback
While it is my own fault for not examining the fine print, I was disappointed to find that this book was not the one written by Wilberforce. Rather it is a paraphrased version, containing a number of inappropriate word substitutes that alter the meaning dramatically.
I read "A Practical View of Real Christianity" by Wilberforce many years ago. This book is not that book. I should have been more cautious when attempting to purchase it again. Certainly the publisher could have been straightforward about who the author of this book is.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Philip S Roeda on March 25, 2007
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William Wilberforce makes clear his intended audience are readers who perceive themselves to be Christians, people who attend church on a regular basis. Remember this book was first published in the early nineteenth century when the majority in Great Britain felt peer pressure to attend church on a regular basis. The book is a call for introspection: How will you face God after you leave this earth. The author makes distinction between the cultural Christian and to what he considers an authentic Christian. What constitutes authentic religion and authentic faith? Expresses a desire that Christians should have desire to know the scripture and have the ability to defend their Faith. Does one have a desire to be well educated over having a godly knowledge of the bible? Does one's desire for a place in society determines behavior and thought or does one's desire to grow closer to God? Wilberforce is critical of Christians who call Faith a private matter. As if it is something to be kept to oneself and not for public declaration. Does the individual feel this way because he is insecure in his knowledge of the bible, insecurity about his ability to defend his thoughts, or lack of faith in his stated belief? The author makes a distinction between being a moral person and a Christian, A moral person tries to do good things and avoid doing bad things. A standard set up by man not God.

Wilberforce argues that many a Christian have a misperception about the nature of God and the nature of sin, therefore they do not perceive oneself correctly before God. Christians do not take Satan serious and do not take sin serious. One finds oneself belittle their own guilt and not acknowledging the importance of the cross.
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28 of 36 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 27, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Statesman and reformer William Wilberforce (1759-1833), best known for leading the 20-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, cared deeply about re-introducing classic works by Christian writers to new audiences. On one occasion he wrote of the "Practical Writings" of the celebrated 17th century divine Richard Baxter:
"With [Baxter's] controversial pieces I am little acquainted: but his Practical Writings, in four massy folios, are a treasury of Christian wisdom...[I]t would be a most valuable service to mankind to revise them, and perhaps to abridge them, so as to render them more suited to the taste of modern readers."
Editor Ellyn Sanna has done just this for Wilberforce's "Real Christianity." Her abridgements are judicious, and the revisions in language allow modern readers to derive the greatest benefit from Wilberforce's timeless call to embrace biblical Christianity and let it inform their lives. Thus, this new edition of "Real Christianity" does much to perpetuate a proper understanding and appreciation of Wilberforce's life and achievements. I have profited from, and will continue to profit from this valuable new edition. I regret, however, the omission of an index in this book, which would have been a helpful addition. Happily, this is the only detraction (and a small one at that) from this new edition.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By S. J. Robertson on May 31, 2007
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This book is one I highly recommend for anyone who is interested in evaluating life; and if we are standing for the values in which we believe, both personally and as a nation. It certainly has made me take a serious look at my own life. After accidentally leaving the book in the airport and did not realize it until it was too late, I ordered another copy. I hope the person who found my book will read it and value it. I shall be more careful with my new copy. S. Robertson
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Aristotle "Sam" on December 24, 2007
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It is an excellent book. Many who preach christianity should read this book to know what it really means to be a Christian - to walk by the teachings of Christ. As Gandhi said, if the Christians imitated the ways of Christ, there will be no need for another religion!!
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote, “When Christ calls a man he bides him come and die.” This sums up the life of William Wilberforce. William Wilberforce was born in Hull, England, on August 24, 1759 to an upper-middle class family. William was a sharp young man. Within months of graduating from Cambridge University he secured a seat in the House of Commons, just days before turning 21. At the age of 24 he was elected to Parliament for one of the most powerful seats in the House of Commons. Wilberforce served his nation honorably for 45 years.

William’s life forever changed when he toured the countryside with a friend. During their tour, Isaac - his friend, shared with William his evangelical faith. When they returned to London, William was having a crisis of faith. He couldn’t shake the news of the gospel that Isaac had shared with him. He would describe this as his “Great Change.”

What is a high profile political figure to do when they are born-again? Do they leave the office? Are politics a place for religion? Can a person do both? William believed so, and I believe he was right. “On October 28, 1787 William wrote in his diary that God had given him two great objectives: the suppression of the slave trade and the work of moral reform” (pg.11). He fought for 20 years to end the slave trade in England. And just three days before his death was pleased to learn that Parliament would pass the resolution he so tirelessly worked to promote.

Once Christ captivated his soul he dedicated his life to bring an end to slavery and promote moral reform within London. William believed that, “all of us have the obligation to do whatever we are able to do to promote the welfare of our fellowman.
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