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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As this passage shows , Newton was sufficiently full of ' enthusiasm ' to make an
overtly emotional appeal to his congregation . In the early months of his ministry
he prepared even his most evocative words with meticulous care , possibly as a ...
the congregation because so many of them went away to their country houses in
hot weather . Newton himself suffered from occasional pangs of longing for the
countryside , as can be seen from one of his letters to a friend : Oh how I long ...
He won the confidence of his congregation by sound biblical preaching . He
reached out to the wider community by diligent pastoral work . He started special
instruction meetings for the children of the parish and created new prayer
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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
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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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