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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He kept a record of them in a hitherto unpublished journal which he called
Miscellaneous Thoughts and Enquiries Upon An Important Subject ( 1758 ) . It is
difficult not to be impressed by Newton's thoroughness , maturity and humility as
he put ...
Amidst the unspoilt beauties of nature in a county which was proud to be called
the garden of England , Newton said he could point to ' many a place where I
remember to have earnestly sought or happily found the Lord's comfortable ...
Sunday January 24th : A very alarming turn roused us from our beds and called
us to Orchard Side at four in the morning . I stayed there till eight by which time
the threatening appearance went entirely off and now things remain much as
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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
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