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Newton responded to thousands of requests for spiritual counsel with letters advising the lowly and the great.
His was a tale of two lives, with God at the pivot point.
Interesting and unusual facts about John Newton's life and times
How Amazing Grace went from ignored in Britain to acclaimed in America
Newton joined those who laid the groundwork for British evangelicalism—from within the Established Church.
The tempest-tossed friendship of John Newton and William Cowper
The evangelical underground plotted England's and the world's salvation at a London pub.
TURNING POINT
After a crushing political defeat, William Wilberforce nearly gave up his fight to abolish the slave trade. But a life-changing letter from John Newton sent this Daniel back into the lion's den.
Before his conversion John Newton lived—by Amazing Grace.
Reformed slave trader
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