The Story of John Newton and his most popular hymn, written for young children.
Authors and Illustrator:
Brian and Sarah Najapfour have been married since 2011 and have four children. Brian (ThM, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary) has been a minister of the gospel since 2001. He is the author of numerous books including The Gospel-Driven Tongue. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Biblical Spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His areas of research include hymnology. Sarah (BA in English Literature, University of the Fraser Valley) is a stay-at-home mom. She taught at Cascade Christian School in Chilliwack, British Columbia, and Plymouth Christian High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Mar Golez Calipara (BS in Information Technology, Quezon City Polytechnic University) is a husband, father, and graphic designer.
“What a fabulous introduction for young children to an amazing man and, even more, the amazing God of grace!”
Dr. Michael Haykin, Professor of Church History, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“Why hasn’t this book been written before? If you want your children to grow in God’s grace, you will want them to hear this simple story of how grace saved a sinner just like them. I highly recommend this great book.”
Rev. William Boekestein, pastor of Immanuel Fellowship Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan
“I found this book to be beautifully written for pre-kindergarten students. I read it to my class, and we had great discussions throughout the book. The book is simple enough for children who are three to five years old to understand and for the beginner reader to read.”
Karen Westrate, pre-kindergarten instructor, Plymouth Christian Elementary School