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 brought me a goat as a present , recorded Newton , “ but I was obliged to give
him twice the value and to salute him with 8 guns ... the King is now gone to look
out trade for me ? Another more difficult encounter took place on George Island ...
Newton's private devotions were well recorded in his diary . Its pages show that it
was Newton's practice to rise every morning at 5 a.m. and to spend at least the
first two hours of the day in Bible reading and prayer . “ The one is the fountain of
Enabled in some measure to put all into the Lord's hands , ' recorded Newton in
his diary . He also recorded his gratitude to Lord Dartmouth who had paid for the
renovations , writing to him on 24 October : We removed yesterday into the ...
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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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