John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace
Continuum, 2007 - 308 páginas
John Newton is one of the most important and influential men of the 18th century. His famous conversion during a storm at sea lead to his new role as a social reformer and key figure in the abolition of slavery. In this book, Jonathan Aitken discovers the man, his motivation and beliefs.
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Newton was an energetic and productive author : he completed his 35,000word
Authentic Narrative less than a month after Haweis had first proposed the idea to
him . Although the material in the book was indeed authentic , the style in which ...
Containing a true and faithful narrative of all robberies that he has committed ...
written by himself ( 1756 ) ; News from the dead , or a faithful and genuine
narrative of an extraordinary combat between life and death exemplified in the
case of ...
Yet the narrative thunders along with such momentum that the reader is swept up
in the author's inward and outward struggles . At its deepest level , the story is
one of alienation from God changing into peace with God . It is the descriptive ...
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LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - Paul_Brunning - LibraryThing
John Newton is best known as the author of Amazing Grace but this brilliant new biography shows how he led one of the most colourful and influential lives of the 18th century.Using a wealth of ... Ler crítica na íntegra
LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - deferredreward - LibraryThing
What I got most from this book was the gracefulness that saving grace gave to John Newton. In an age of fracture among English Protestants he managed to keep himself (barely) within the church of ... Ler crítica na íntegra
A Spiritual Upbringing
First Steps in Love and Seafaring
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