Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Life of John Newton

life-of-john-newtonThe Life of John Newton
Published at Attic Books (New Leaf Publishing Group)

About the Book

What about the life of an 18th century human trafficker could inspire you?

John Newton found himself the captain of a ship transporting slaves from Africa to England. On each journey, he mercilessly subjected hundreds to inhumane conditions only to be sold if they survived. But in a life-threatening storm, he cried out to God for help. Saved from imminent death, Newton soon realized he had also been saved from himself. Twenty years into his journey of knowing the grace and mercy of God, Newton penned Amazing Grace, unforgettable hymn of redemption.

The Life of John Newton is a biography that will inspire every man, woman and child. His spiritual transformation highlights the unstoppable force of God's love and unlimited grace regardless of one’s own wretched history.

This Christian Classic was originally published in 1831 ASSU (American Sunday School Union). Attic Books , an imprint of New Leaf Publishing Group, meticulously reproduced each page. With tattered edged pages and a vintage cover, Life of John Newton is now an affordable, timeless classic is for a new generation interested in the foundations of our Christian heritage. It is one of Attic Books “Life of” series featuring biographies of heroes from the 18th century and beyond.

My Thoughts

This small little book is a gem in itself as it recall the life of one of the greatest inspiring Christian.   John Newton wasn’t always a Christian.   He had to learn the hard way and when he finally cried out to God to be saved, he realized the importance of living for Him.    His story is amazing and will help you understand the powerful words behind the hymn that everyone knows – Amazing Grace – which is sang in every churches throughout the world.

See this little video about the book.

The book is easy to bring with you to read on the bus or while waiting for an appointment.  It has the feel of an old book and contains some black and white drawings illustrating the life of John Newton.

Reading his story, opened up my eyes on the world of slavery back in the days.  Now I know that still today there are slavery and I pray that one day this will not exist anymore.  

This book could be a great reading assignment for high school student along with a paper to write on the life of John Newton.    I love learning more about people from the past especially about someone who has become an important example of the Christian faith like John Newton.  

If you want to learn more about John Newton and the slavery market from back then, this book will provide insights for you about the history of slavery as well as on the life of a great man.   

Life of John Newton is available at your favorite bookstore, even

Disclaimer: Thanks to New Leaf Publishing Group for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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