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John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace

John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace

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Most Christians know John Newton as the slave ship captain who famously converted to Christ on the high seas and then penned one of the greatest hymns of the faith: "Amazing Grace." Less well-known is Newton's significance in his own day as an evangelical icon, great preacher and theologian, and important influence on abolitionist William Wilberforce. In this fascinating biography, Jonathan Aitken explores many facets of Newton's eventful life story, helping readers better understand his remarkable conversion and passionate fight to end the slave trade. The first modern account to draw on Newton's unpublished diaries and correspondence, this colorful and historically significant portrait provides fresh insights into the life and legacy of one of the most important Christians of the 18th century. Now available in paperback.



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Most Christians know John Newton as the slave ship captain who famously converted to Christ on the high seas and then penned one of the greatest hymns of the faith: "Amazing Grace." Less well-known is Newton's significance in his own day as an evangelical icon, great preacher and theologian, and important influence on abolitionist William Wilberforce. In this fascinating biography, Jonathan Aitken explores many facets of Newton's eventful life story, helping readers better understand his remarkable conversion and passionate fight to end the slave trade. The first modern account to draw on Newton's unpublished diaries and correspondence, this colorful and historically significant portrait provides fresh insights into the life and legacy of one of the most important Christians of the 18th century. Now available in paperback.


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Jonathan Aitken

JONATHAN AITKEN, an Oxford graduate in both law and theology, is the author of the award-winning biography "Nixon: A Life," A former British M.P. and cabinet member, his political career ended in 1999 when he served a seven-month prison term for perjury in a civil case. He is now a lecturer, author, columnist, and broadcaster.

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  • Catalogue Code 143354
  • Product Code 9781433541810
  • ISBN 1433541815
  • EAN 9781433541810
  • Pages 400
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Crossway
  • Publication Date May 2013
  • Sales Rank #13382
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.001kg

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