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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For throughout his long and influential public life , the outstanding features of
Newton's private character were faith , humility and gratitude . The faith was his
certainty of God's faithfulness . The humility was his genuine sense of a sinner's ...
It came to him unexpectedly as a result of going to a party in the port of
Basseterre where he met a welleducated Scotsman who was destined to make
an enormous impact on his Christian faith and fellowship . This Scotsman was
It is difficult to come to faith on one's own without good teachers . Newton found
this out for himself . His studies during his long shipboard voyages between 1749
and 1754 , when he devoted so much time to solitary prayer and Bible reading ...
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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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