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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Its opening lines , as Watts originally wrote them , were : When I survey the
wondrous cross Where the young prince of glory died . The reason why these
words might have had a poignant meaning for six - yearold John Newton was
that his ...
... a love story and a spiritual story , woven together with extraordinary imagery .
The adventure story had all the ingredients of a popular best - seller . A
wellbrought - up boy kicks over the traces and becomes a wild young man . He is
so bad a ...
Newton's rapport with young people was an important factor in his continuing
influence . Through the Eclectic Society he kept in close touch with the growth of
gospel preaching by younger ministers and was much encouraged by the revival
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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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