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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The reference to the need to acquire ' experience in business ' had a direct
connection with Newton's ardour for Polly Catlett . He knew he needed to secure '
good prospects ' before he could propose marriage to her . The most sensible
Fourthly , Newton was sufficiently experienced in the ways of the eighteenth -
century English Establishment , both Church and State , to know that a promising
young Member of Parliament who was leaning towards the Methodist form of ...
It has touched millions of hearts because it came from an individual heart with
first - hand experience of God's mercy . Because the words of Amazing Grace are
the embodiment of Newton's life story , the hymn has made his personal
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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
A Spiritual Upbringing
First Steps in Love and Seafaring
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