For John Newton, one of Christendom's greatest hymn writers and writer of "Amazing Grace," God's matchless grace was intensely personal. Saved from a life of slave trading, John Newton was fully aware of the "depths from which he was pulled."
In this autobiography, revised and updated for today's readers by Dennis Hillman, Newton relates the events that led him from unimaginable sin and spiritual bondage to a life of ministry and renewal—transformed by God's amazing and inexhaustible grace.
Discover the timeless story of John Newton's conversion and the true meaning of the familiar words, "Amazing grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now am found; was blind, but now I see."
Table of Contents:
1. Reasons for Writing
2. Youthful Days
3. Early Life as a Sailor
4. Voyage to Africa
5. Trials in West Africa
6. A New Master
7. Dangers and Deliverances
8. Voyage Homeward
9. Religious Awakenings
10. Adventures as a Slave Dealer
11. Marriage and Command of a Ship
12. Seafaring Life
13. Leaving the Seafaring Life
14. A Student of Scripture
Appendix 1: A Further Account of Newton’s Life
Appendix 2: Some Remarks by Newton in Familiar Conversation