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Letters of John Newton

With a Biographical Introduction by Andrew Bonar

Author

John Newton

Category
Letters of John Newton
Look Inside Price £16.50
Weight 0.62 kg
Dimensions 22.35 x 14.61 x 2.79 cm
binding

Cloth-bound

format

Book

isbn

9780851519517

Original Pub Date

1869

topic

Life Issues, Encouragement

page-count

416

Banner Pub Date

Apr 20, 2007

ENDORSEMENTS

‘In few writers are christian doctrine, experience and practice more happily balanced than in the author of these Letters, and few write with more simplicity, piety and force.’ — C.H. SPURGEON

‘When thousands have derived repeated profit and pleAsure from the perusal of these utterances of the heart! Nor ever will they cease to be found means of grace whilst God has a church on earth.’ –WILLIAM JAY

Book Description

John Newton converted slave-trader, preacher, and hymn-writer, was one of the most colourful figures in the Evangelical Awakening of the eighteenth century. ‘Once an infidel and libertine, a servant of slaves in Africa,’ he wrote for this epitaph, ‘by rich mercy of Jesus Christ, preserved, restored, pardoned, and appointed to preach the faith he had long laboured to destroy.’

It was through his prolific correspondence that Newton fulfilled his distinctive word as ‘the letter-writer parexcellence of the Evangelical Revival‘. His grasp of Scripture and deep personal experience of the ‘amazing grace’ of God, his many friends (among them, Whitefield, Cowper and Wilberforce), his manifold trials, his country pastorate, his strong, clear, idiomatic style- all these factors combined to prepare the author of How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds, for the exercise of his special gift.

These letters, selected by his biographer, Josiah Bull, bear the practical imprint of all of Newton’s writings; they cover a wide variety of subjects and aim ‘to conform the believer to Christ’. Among them are several that were not previously published in earlier collections of his correspondence. Of particular value and interest are the biographical sketches and historical notes supplied by the editor.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

  THE REV. FRANCIS OKELEY 17
  MR. JOHN CATLETT 22
  THE REV. MR. WHITFORD 38
  MISS MEDHURST 46
  CAPTAIN ALEXANDER CLUNIE 57
  MRS. WILBERFOROE 68
  THE EARL OF DARTMOUTH. 87
  THE REV. THOMAS JONES 112
  THE REV. THOMAS BOWMAN. 119
  DANIEL WEST, ESQ. 126
  CAPTAIN SCOTT 140
  WILLIAM COWPER, ESQ 150
  THE REV. JOSHUA SYMONDS 167
  THE REV. MATTHEW POWLEY. 179
  MISS DELAFIELD (AFTERWARDS MRS. CARDALE) 187
  THE REV. WILLIAM HOWELL 192
  THE REV. JOHN RYLAND, JUN. 204
  JOSEPH FOSTER BARHAM, ESQ. 209
  MISS MARY BARHAM 217
  MRS. TALBOT 223
  MRS. PLACE 234
  THE REV. THOMAS SCOTT 240
  MRS. THORNTON 272
  MRS. GARDINER 282
  THE REV. WILLIAM ROSE 289
  THE REV. WILLIAM BULL 298
  THE REV. W. BARLASS 317
  MISS FLOWER (AFTERWARDS MRS, DAWSON) 326
  MRS. HANNAH MORE 346
  THE REV. JOHN OAMPBELL 362
  THE REV. JAMES COFFIN AND MRS. COFFIN 379
  THOMAS RING, ESQ., M.D., AND MRS. RING 399
  THE HON. AND REV. W. B. OADOGAN 410

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