John Newton: The Angry Sailor

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Now, all I knew of John Newton before reading her book was that he composed "Amazing Grace." I had no idea he'd been a slave ship captain in his early "lost" years, nor that the harshness and deprivation of his early life was crucial to his coming to belief in later life. Reading of the desperate straits he endured, and the miserable deeds he sometimes committed because of them, gives a whole new meaning to the lines from the hymn which go, "Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once ...
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Now, all I knew of John Newton before reading her book was that he composed "Amazing Grace." I had no idea he'd been a slave ship captain in his early "lost" years, nor that the harshness and deprivation of his early life was crucial to his coming to belief in later life. Reading of the desperate straits he endured, and the miserable deeds he sometimes committed because of them, gives a whole new meaning to the lines from the hymn which go, "Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now am found, was blind, but now I see." This epitomizes the entire story, but an interested reader would still want to glean every detail Ms. Strom has so thrillingly and believably captured in just 84 pages. This is a story the entire family can enjoy.

A biography of an eighteenth-century English clergyman whose early life was spent as an adventurous seafarer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802403353
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/1/1984
  • Series: Preteen Biography Series
  • Pages: 125
  • Age range: 7 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.26 (w) x 6.97 (h) x 0.43 (d)

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KAY MARSHALL STROM is the author of forty published books. Her writing credits also include numerous magazine articles, two prize-winning screenplays, and devotionals several of the NIV Devotional Bibles. Kay speaks at seminars, retreats, and special events throughout the country, and more and more, around the world.Read more about her at: http://www.kaystrom.com.

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