Amazing grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now am found.
Now remembered as the author of the world's most famous hymn, in the mid-18th century, as England and France stand on the brink of war, John Newton was a young sailor wandering aimlessly through life. His only duty was to report to his ship and avoid disgracing his father - until the night he heard Polly Catlett's enchanting voice caroling. He was immediately smitten and determined to win her affection.
An intense connection quickly formed between the two, but John's reckless spirit and disregard for the Christian life were concerns for the responsible, devout Polly. When an ill-fated stop at a tavern left John imprisoned and bound, Polly had to choose to either stand by his side or walk out of his life forever. Would she forfeit her future for the man she loved?
Step back through history to uncover the true love story behind a song that continues to stir the hearts and ignite the faith of millions around the globe.
©2016 Jody Hedlund (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
This book was so splendidly wonderful I literally could not stop listening! I love this author she is so very enthralling. She gets my mind so interested in these characters that I seriously cannot get anything done at my house! My husband is going crazy because all I want to do is listen to her book! The characters of John and Polly are so sweet and so riveting that it was hard to stop thinking about them while I had to go to work. I love that this author is so true to history. Give it a try he won't want to stop.
I'm not a romance reader so I was reluctant to try this book, and reluctant to keep listening when it took that path. But this book is so much more, an incredible story of love and grace, terror and heartbreak - well researched and brings to light the story of this man which I probably never would have known otherwise. A must read / listen for 2017! This is a book I would listen to again and again.
Absolutely wonderful story of love and overcoming the worst storms in your life
I don't think I've read a book that would compare.
She has such a wonderful voice and so easy to listen to.
nothing love the name
powerful story I recommend for everyone.
the narration was excellent the story was excellent and because it's based on true events there is no plot contrivances. And what a delight to see into the back ground of John Newton the author of Amazing Grace. Excellent fictionalization. Highly recommended.
This story of John Newton & Polly was a step back in history for me. It showed how the providential hand of God works behind the scene in lives that He has His hand upon. It was encouraging to see how as a couple Polly & John were arranged by God to to orchestrate a song that transcends time & touches hearts to know God's amazing grace. Thank you for all your efforts to produce this amazing story for all to see what transpired to bring this beloved hymn to generations of seekers who long to know God's amazing grace. 🙏🏻💕
The voice used for the audible voice was hard to understand not being use to listening to the English dialect. I can understand why that was chosen to help put the story in its context. There was too much time/dialog spent on the romance scenes. The story dragged.
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