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Select Letters of John Newton by John Newton (Paperback)

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Select Letters of John Newton by John Newton (Paperback)

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John Newton (1725-1807), sailor, preacher and hymnwriter, was one of the most colourful figures in the great Evangelical Revival of the 18th Century. ‘Once an infidel and libertine, a servant of slaves in Africa,’ he wrote for his own epitaph, ‘by the rich mercy of Jesus Christ, preserved, restored, pardoned, and appointed to preach the faith he had long laboured to destroy’.

It was through his correspondence that Newton fulfilled his distinctive work as ‘the letter writer par excellence of the Evangelical Revival’. His grasp of Scripture and deep personal experience, his many friends (among them, George Whitefield, William Cowper and William Wilberforce), his manifold trials, his country pastorate, his strong, clear, idiomatic style — all these factors combined to prepare the author of How sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds, for the exercise of his special gift.

These practical letters cover a wide variety of subjects and aim ‘to conform the believer to Christ’.

 

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John Newton, PhD, is Associate Professor of Organization Dynamics at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Melbourne, Australia, where he is the founding director of graduate programmes in Organizational Dynamics. A member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations, his work as an educator, consultant, and action researcher is characterized by his interest in learning from experience.
 
 
 
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This is my introduction to Newton and I have to say I'm impressed. There's a strong balance of Biblical truth, common sense, and heartfelt concern in these letters. They are a model of what faithful and genuine pastoring, or just friendship, can look like. Furthermore, although Newton is very clear in his theological principles he doesn't come off as dogmatic or rigid. Instead he has a strong balance of theology and practice. I've been very encouraged and challenged by these letters.

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