The Amazing Works of John Newton
John Newton, the author of "Amazing Grace," was one of the most prolific letter writers, preachers, and hymn writers of all times. His writings are filled with great theology and pastoral reflections, and his sermons delve deeply into the Scriptures. The readers of this book will be stirred and inspired by Newton, and they will be able to apply his teachings to their hearts and lives.
Newton shows us that God is always watching overt His children, protecting them, nurturing them, picking them up, cleansing them, sanctifying them, and pouring His amazing grace upon them. This Pure Gold Classic includes an audio-excerpts CD with an inspiring rendition of "Amazing Grace"; a definitive biography of Newton: "Out of the Depths"—Newton's own account of his spiritual journey, letters of encouragement, pastoral letters from Olney, selected sermons based on Handel's Messiah, and selected Olney hymns.
John Newton's works are amazing because they still speak to the hearts of believers and help us understand what it means to be a true Christian—the "salt of the earth."
Book contains a URL link to an audio download of selected excerpts.
John Henry Newton (July 24, 1725 - December 21, 1807) was an Englishman, an Anglican clergyman, and former slave-ship captain. He was co-author with poet William Cowper of many hymns, the most famous of which is "Amazing Grace." Newton is well-known for encouraging William Wilberforce to work for the abolition of slavery in Great Britain. The town of Newton in Sierra Leone was named after this great man.