Ancient Voices: Learning from Pompeii (History Today) [eBook]
Learning from Pompeii
No one in 1769 would have foreseen that these two men would be the key characters in the abolition of the slave trade in 1807. Here, John Pollock tells the story of how they came from different backgrounds and amazingly different earlier lives to build a strong friendship and partnership in the gospel—and how God used them to achieve a great victory in the British Parliament and US Congress against the slave trade.
Ann Sloane works in a Special Needs Department of a local school. Is a long-standing member and Sunday school teacher at Tollgate Evangelical Church, near Redhill, Surrey, U.K. She lives in Surrey with her two children Rebecca and Nathan and is the co-author of “Silent Voices: Lessons from the Titanic”.
Ann Sloane has given us a brilliant account of the destruction of Pompeii, Herculaneum and other places near to Vesuvius. We are taken back to Roman Cities in the first century AD to a time when the New Testament was being written, and through the pages of this book you can walk through ancient streets, alive with people, noise and many different odours, some more exotic than others. Just like Sodom and Gomorrah of the Old Testament, you can appreciate something of the awful nature of destruction as it unfolded, and learn many powerful and searching lessons so relevant for life in the 21st century.’ Clive Anderson, Alton, Hampshire