Life of John Newton

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Weight 0.84 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.4 × 0.75 in
ISBN 9780851519678




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Oct 1, 2007


Pastoral Biography

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This is the moving story of God’s redeeming and restoring grace to one who wrote the following epitaph for himself:

John Newton, Clerk, once an infidel and libertine, a servant of slaves in Africa, was, by the rich mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, preserved, restored, pardoned, and appointed to preach the faith he had long labored to destroy.

Formerly published as But Now I See, this biography contains much valuable first-hand material from Newton himself. Indeed, considerable use is made of his Diary and Letters. His pre-conversion days, his call to the Christian ministry, and his time at Olney and St. Mary Woolnoth are all covered. This is no arid record of the past. Besides being a worthy memorial to the life and work of John Newton, this biography will also encourage those who love the gospel to consecrate themselves to the Master’s service as Newton did.

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Preface vii
Part One - Early Life, and Residence at Liverpool
1 From the Birth of Mr Newton to His Marriage (1725–50) 3
2 From His Marriage to the time he quitted the sea (1750–4) 23
3 From his quitting the sea to the time of his first thoughts of the ministry (1755–7) 50
4 From his first thoughts of the ministry to his settlement at Olney (1757–64) 77
Part Two - Curate of Olney
5 Olney (1764–6) 109
6 Olney — continued (1767–9) 131
7 Olney — continued (1770–3) 146
8 Olney — continued (1773–5) 165
9 Olney — continued (1776–9) 186
Part Three - Rector of St Mary Woolnoth
10 London (1780–2) 211
11 London — continued (1783–5) 226
12 London — continued (1786–9) 244
13 London — continued (1790–2) 259
14 London — continued (1793–7) 275
15 London — continued (1798–1807) 293
16 concluding chapter – general review 312


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