Tomorrow marks the 286th birthday of John Newton, a blaspheming slave ship captain turned Christian, who would pastor for over 40 years, play a role in the abolition of the British slave trade, and of course author a little hymn we call “Amazing Grace.”
Newton’s life story is an amazing testimony of God’s grace from beginning to end and in my opinion there isn’t a better biography of that life than the one written in 2007 by Jonathan Aitken: John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace.
I highly recommend it.
This time I have 2 copies to give away to 2 random winners, all thanks to our generous friends at Crossway Books.
Here’s how to enter:
- This time you can enter only through a comment on this post. Leave a brief comment here and that’s it, you’re entered!
- Please include your email address in the form field on that comment (which will not be published).
- Entries will be received until 5 pm EST tomorrow (Sun). Winning entries will be randomly selected and I’ll announce winners at that time.
- The winning books can be shipped within the continental United States only.
Thanks for entering the contest!
And for an excellent introduction to Newton’s life and ministry, I highly recommend John Piper’s 90-minute biographical message which can be downloaded for free from the DG website here.