“I intend to give my life…”
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
These lines are taken from America’s declaration of independence. They are the basic truths behind freedom. All men are made to be free. Men and women have lived and died for that truth. But what are we doing about it today?
I want to introduce you to Anna Ashwell. She’s a beautiful, young British girl who grew up in society in England in the 1800s.
Anna may not have read the Declaration of Independence, but she believed that hat freedom was not to be dictated by the color of your skin or the place that you were born. It was the same kind of truth that has driven the Abolition in every free nation that compelled her to embrace the cause of the slaves in England’s struggle.
That choice would cost her more than she could have realized. But it would also bring her the fulfillment of some of her dearest dreams.
You can read my review of The Abolitionist over on Kindred Grace. Or go to Amazon and grab your own copy so you can read Anna’s story of conflict and courage for yourself. If you remember Charity, and loved her stories, you’ll want to to meet Anna as well. If you haven’t read any of Elisabeth’s books, you should. Check out the resources at the bottom of the review for lots of handy links to her books, including a place that offers free international shipping!
I enjoyed Anna’s story. It was thought provoking and made me think about what I am using my influence towards. I hope you’ll enjoy it, too.