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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While at sea he had to keep his letters to her piled up drawer in his cabin for up to
six weeks at a time , until he was able to find an England - bound ship on which
to send them home . Newton's letters to Polly , which contained references to ...
during those intense weeks at St Kitts became John Newton's prayer partner ,
mentor and spiritual director . Clunie taught Newton how to pray aloud in
company , how to engage in dialogue with fellow believers , how to study the
Bible , and ...
Newton's responsibilities as Tide Surveyor were heavy and light on alternate
weeks which , in effect , were separate shifts divided between him and his deputy
. In his busy week he went out to meet arriving ships ' on the tide ' in his official six
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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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