Bitesize Biography - JOHN NEWTON
Author: John Crotts
The people who know John Newton's name often only know one or two things about him. They recognize that he authored one of the most popular hymns of all time, 'Amazing Grace'. They possibly know that he was a slaveship captain before he wrote that hymn - even in this introduction to the life and ministry of John Newton, we learn there was so much more!
'These pages provide a memorable and powerful portrait of the epic life, the epic romance and the epic salvation and ministry of the author of ‘‘Amazing Grace’’, John Newton (preacher, evangelist, abolitionist and poet). Enthralling! And there is more. The author’s expositions of Newton’s greatest hymns will elevate the heart and worship of every reader. A superb introduction to an amazing life for this generation. Highly recommended.’ R. Kent Hughes, Senior Pastor Emeritus, College Church in Wheaton, Illinois.
‘This book is a very useful introduction to John Newton’s life and ministry. It is as fast-paced and exciting as Newton’s Narrative, and captures the essence of the man and his grace-affected heart.’ Marylynn Rouse, John Newton Project.
John Crotts has been the pastor of Faith Bible Church, Sharpsburg, Georgia, since 1995. He graduated from Liberty University and The Master’s Seminary. He serves as a board member of F.I.R.E. (The Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals). His other works include Men: The Starter’s Guide to Leading your Family; Craftsmen: Christ-Centered Proverbs for Men; Tying the Knot Tighter and Upsetting the World: Following Paul’s Example of Frontline Evangelism married to Lynn and they have four children.