Through Many Dangers: The Story of John Newton

Brian H. Edwards


Through Many Dangers: The Story of John Newton

Through Many Dangers: The Story of John Newton

  • Title: Through Many Dangers: The Story of John Newton
  • Author: Brian H. Edwards
  • ISBN: 9780852344903
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Paperback



A common sailor at the age of eleven and press ganged onto a man of war at nineteen, John Newton experienced the thrill of action against French warships, the cruel lash of navy discipline for desertion, the loose and blasphemous life of a freethinker, and the pain of an overwhelming love for a girl beyond his reach.Rejecting God and morality, Newton entered the slave tradA common sailor at the age of eleven and press ganged onto a man of war at nineteen, John Newton experienced the thrill of action against French warships, the cruel lash of navy discipline for desertion, the loose and blasphemous life of a freethinker, and the pain of an overwhelming love for a girl beyond his reach.Rejecting God and morality, Newton entered the slave trade, became a slave himself, and by the age of twenty three was little removed from the state of a wild animal.A violent Atlantic storm brought Newton to his knees and to his God With a changing life and growing faith there followed years as a slave captain and customs man, in the heyday of smuggling, before he entered the ministry.The author of Amazing Grace left hymns and letters that for over two hundred years have led people to Christ His story illustrates what God can do with one man preserved Through Many Dangers


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This book introduced John Newton as well as a number of other individuals of his day that in some way influenced his life or he theirs. His story is fascinating in itself how he went from seaman to slave to slave trader to minister to his writing having an influence on the abolition of slavery in England. What I also enjoyed was the look into a very different time. While he was at sea he taught himself Greek and Hebrew and Latin. While he was a slave, he learned geometry writing in the sand. Oth [...]


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