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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 $27.00 $24.30

193 in stock

Weight 1.36 lbs
Dimensions 8.8 x 5.75 x 1.1 in
isbn

9780851519517

binding

Cloth-bound

Format

Book

Original Pub Date

1869

Banner Pub Date

Apr 20, 2007

topic

Life Issues, Encouragement

page-count

416

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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