John Newton (Foreword by Philip Yancey): From Disgrace to Amazing Grace

John Newton (Foreword by Philip Yancey): From Disgrace to Amazing Grace

by Jonathan Aitken
     
 

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Most Christians know John Newton as a man who once captained a slave ship, was dramatically converted to Christ on the high seas, and later penned one of the greatest hymns of the faith, "Amazing Grace." But he also had a huge impact on his times as an icon of the evangelical movement, as a great preacher and theologian, and as a seminal influence on abolitionist

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Most Christians know John Newton as a man who once captained a slave ship, was dramatically converted to Christ on the high seas, and later penned one of the greatest hymns of the faith, "Amazing Grace." But he also had a huge impact on his times as an icon of the evangelical movement, as a great preacher and theologian, and as a seminal influence on abolitionist William Wilberforce. Newton's friendship with Wilberforce is portrayed in the major motion picture Amazing Grace.

Jonathan Aitken's new biography John Newton explores all these facets of Newton's life and character. It is the first biography to draw on Newton's unpublished diaries and correspondence, providing fresh insight into the life of this complex and memorable Christian. The result is a fascinating, colorful, and historically significant portrait of John Newton, a self-described "great sinner" redeemed by a great Savior through amazing grace.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433519581
Publisher:
Crossway
Publication date:
06/07/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
202,817
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Jonathan Aitken is a well-known British author
and former politician. He was a Member of Parliament for
twenty-three years, serving in the Cabinet as Chief Secretary to
the Treasury and also as Minister of State for Defense. His
political career ended when he pleaded guilty to charges of perjury
as a result of having told a lie on oath in a civil libel lawsuit.
During an eighteen-month prison stay, he converted to Christ. He is
president of Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a director of Prison
Fellowship International, and executive director of The Trinity
Forum in Europe. He is the author of twelve books, including the
award-winning Nixon: A Life and Charles W. Colson: A
Life Redeemed
.



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