Richard Newton, D.D. (1813-1887) Though he was born in Liverpool, England in 1813, Newton was educated at the University of Pennsylvania and then served as an Episcopal rector in Philadelphia for many years. In addition to thirty volumes of children's sermons, he wrote Illustrated Rambles in Bible Lands, Five-Minute Talks for the Young, Heroes of the Early Church, Heroes of the Reformation, and The Life of Jesus Christ.He also served as Editor of Periodicals from 1867-1877.
"Though intended for children, ministers will find it useful, for it teems with illustration, and brings up little points of conduct worth touching upon. DR. NEWTON IS THE PRINCE OF PREACHERS TO CHILDREN." C.H. Spurgeon, from "Commenting and Commentators"