The people who know John Newton's name often only know one or two things about him. They recognise that he authored one of the most popular hymns of all time, Amazing Grace. The other thing they sometimes know is that he was a slave ship captain before he wrote that hymn. Those facts are true, but as this book will show you, there is a great deal more to his story!
"These pages provide a memorable and powerful portrait of the epic life, the epic romance and the epic salvation and ministry of the author of Amazing Grace, John Newton (preacher, evangelist, abolitionist and poet). Enthralling! And there is more. The author's expositions of Newton's greatest hymns will elevate the heart and worship of every reader. A superb introduction to an amazing life for this generation. Highly recommended."?
- R. Kent Hughes, Senior Pastor Emeritus, College Church in Wheaton