The Life of John Newton
This is the moving story of God’s redeeming and restoring grace to one who wrote the following epitaph for himself:
John Newton, Clerk, once an infidel and libertine, a servant of slaves in Africa, was, by the rich mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, preserved, restored, pardoned, and appointed to preach the faith he had long labored to destroy.
The cruel slave trader became a tender shepherd of souls and a compassionate counselor! Formerly published under the title But Now I See, this biography contains much valuable first-hand material from Newton himself. Lengthy materials and quotes from Newton’s own Diary and Letters are included. His pre-conversion days, his call to the Christian ministry, and his time at Olney and St. Mary Woolnoth are all covered.
The Life of John Newton is no dry record of the past. Besides being a worthy memorial to the life and work of John Newton, this biography will also encourage those who love the gospel to consecrate themselves to the Master’s service as Newton did.