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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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February 18, 1546: German reformer Martin Luther dies in Eisleben. In one of his pockets he had placed the beginning of a projected manuscript against Roman Catholics. In another pocket was a slip of paper reminding him, "We are beggars, that's the truth" (see issue 39: Luther's Later Years).

February 18, 1564: Michelangelo Buonarroti, the Italian Renaissance artist whose works include the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, dies.

February 18, 1678: Puritan preacher John Bunyan publishes The Pilgrim's ...

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