Another great offering from Crossway:
This week’s Trackback Thursday features John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace by Jonathan Aitkin.
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. Here is a fascinating and historically significant portrait of slave-trader-turned-Christ-follower.
A reminder of how Trackback Thursday works: Simply link to the blog post from your blog, leave a comment on Crossway’s Facebook Page, or re-tweet Trackback Thursday on Twitter @Crosswaybooks. Winners are picked on Friday morning.
The Kindle edition of John Newton can also be downloaded for free during the month of February 2010.