©2007 Jonathan Aitken; (P)2009 Crossway Audio
"Only God could take a vile slave trader and turn him into a useful instrument in abolishing the slave trade and igniting a gospel revival, the flames of which are burning still. The story of Newton's life inspires all who seek to follow the path of Jesus today." (Timothy George, Executive Editor, Christianity Today)
I really enjoyed listening about the life of John Newton. He has a powerful story and a very interesting life. I learned a lot about him through this audiobook, though there were a few times where it felt a little drawn out (especially near the middle once he became a pastor).
College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.
A wonderful complementary piece to Metaxas' Amazing Grace, the story of William Wilberforce, the major opponent to the British slave trade who almost single-handedly turned the tide away from the evils of slavery toward human compassion in Great Britian, and eventually, in America as well. John Newton was an influence on the young Methodist-minded Wilberforce, as Newton had been a former slave ship caption, converted to Christianity and turned to the ministry, so he could relate the horrible truths of what happened during the hideous and infamous "middle passage." Read this along with Metaxas' book. The two books are a great lesson in history and how compassion can change the human heart.
It is one of the finest that I have heard.
It has the depth of Jonathan Edwards by Marsden, but the intrigue of the story of the Apostle Paul in the book of Acts.
Obviously, John Newton.
Yes, if possible, but being such a long book, it was not possible.
This book is an inspiration to a young clergyman - Newton's life could serve as a godly pattern for any servant of the Lord wanting to make a difference in other individual's lives as well as in the world.
I heartily recommend this to anyone.. A great book, easy to listen to.
Lots of historic characters with lots of researched detail on how they interacted.
Thank you John Aitken!
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