John Newton Books
John Newton lived a tumultuous life on land and sea. His faith-filled mother died when he was a young boy and his sea captain father began taking him on voyages when he was just eleven. For the next two decades, he endured the rigorous life of a sailor. He ultimately deserted that life before the mast, but was captured, press-ganged onto a navy ship and flogged. He then joined the slave traffic industry and suffered a stroke. During a tremendous storm at sea, though, his divine purpose rose up and he recognized his need for the “Almighty Saviour.” He began working as a tide-surveyor, where he heard great evangelists speak and he turned to preaching. Letters of John Newton have been published, and The Works of John Newton is available as a four-volume set. Other John Newton books include Jewels from John Newton, Select Letters of John Newton and more.
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Daily Readings from the Works of John Newton
Endorsements ‘Some men are known for the hymns they write. John Newton is one— “Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound” being his most famous. And some are known as preachers. John Newton was also one. But a very small number of men are known for the profound wisdom to be found in their personal letters. […]
4 Volume Set
EndorsementsRead More ↓ ‘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 ‘What thousands have derived repeated profit and pleasure from the perusal of these utterances of the heart! Nor ever will […]
Practical letters on a wide variety of subjects, from ‘the letter writer par excellence of the Evangelical Revival.’ 240pp.
John Newton's Letters to John Ryland, Jr.
In these letters from John Newton (1725–1807) to John Ryland Jr. (1753–1825) we find not only mature and wise counsel, but a wholesome emphasis on true Christian experience, a great breadth of Christian sympathy, and a strong confidence in the power of the grace of God. 432pp.
With Biographical Sketches and Notes from Josiah Bull
This selection by Newton’s biographer covers a wide variety of subjects and aims ‘to conform the believer to Christ.’ Includes biographical sketches and historical notes by the editor. 432pp.
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