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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However , the book , even in its truncated form , is important in the life of John
Newton for three reasons . Firstly , it makes clear the author's personal
commitment to evangelical Christianity and shows that his theology was focused
on the belief ...
I deem it the most valuable and important publication of the present age , ' he told
Wilberforce in one letter . ' Every family must have one , ' he wrote in another .
Even though a great many of those higher and middle - class families deemed by
The procrastinations and equivocations of various Church of England prelates
must have seemed unfair to him , but they helped him to learn that for true
servants of the Lord , patience , forbearance and godly trust are more important
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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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