This is a short, informative biography about John Newton, slave ship captain and writer of "Amazing Grace." We learn about his childhood, the many times his life was miraculously spared, and about his ministry. The author points out lessons we can learn from his life. The chapters focusing on the many hymns and letters he wrote are especially interesting as they explore the topics he focused on.
Even though John Newton wrote one of my favorite hymns, "Amazing Grace," I barely knew anything about him. I liked learning about his interactions with other famous preachers of the day, such as John Wesley and George Whitefield. I learned a lot about his life and influence. I'm glad I read this and found out what an amazing life he led!
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