Crossway: John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace

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.


One Response

  1. Just finished listening to the autible. Very good. John Newton was an amazing man.

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