The inspiring biography of the man who lived and penned Amazing Grace!
-Poignant letters and vignettes from John Newton's own memoirs
-his life as a despairing beggar, slave ship captain, and finally, a tireless man of God
-His lifelong search for theological knowledge, and his mentoring of young ministers
-Meticulous reproduction from the 1831 original biography.
A mother who believed her beloved son would be a minister. The angry son who chose a different path - one of disobedience until he became transformed into an influential minister and hymnist.
Such is the life of John Newton - a man who fled the face of God until so hardened of heart that a life for Christ seemed an impossibility. A near death experience upon the seas set him on a journey to re-discover the God of his childhood. He would continue to grow in the faith until he fulfilled a dream of ministry. Learn more about the man who's own heart cried out the words of "Amazing Grace" and who's voice always spoke of God's limitless mercy and forgiveness.
The ASSU, now called the American Missionary Fellowship (AMF), has been associated with some of America's most prominent citizens and religious leaders. ASSU missionaries carried books published by the mission in saddlebags to leave with the fledgling Sunday schools they had started, promoting literacy, education, and the very best in Christian moral values. Though it stopped publishing books in 1968, AMF continues its missionary work in the United States,
extending beyond Sunday school work to include church planting, church camps, and numerous other programs.