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All articles & reviews tagged with john-newton

News

October 2016
News

Ministry – John Newton Project news

Simon Manchester, senior minister at St Thomas’ Anglican Church, North Sydney, led the main Bible studies at the first week of the Keswick convention this year. Mr Manchester spoke from Deuteronomy and encouraged those attending to ‘take a great interest in the wisdom of John Newton’. According to the latest newsletter from the John…

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Review

October 2016
Reviews > Book

Jewels from John Newton

I feel indebted to Miller Ferrie. You might do too by the end of this review. Why? Because she has carefully, thoughtfully and prayerfully compiled a series of daily readings, drawn from the works of that trophy of grace, John Newton. It ranges far and wide across Newton’s letters, thoughts about the nation and…

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September 2016
Reviews > Book

A great blessing to me — John Newton encounters George Whitefield

This is a delightful study of a fruitful friendship between two evangelical leaders of the eighteenth century. George Whitefield was probably England’s greatest preacher. John Newton was a pastor, spiritual counsellor and hymn writer. Both men deserve to be better known. Whitefield’s ministry shows us what God can do in desolate times. It should…

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Historical

November 2013
Articles > Historical

John Newton’s dream

The free and easy relationship young John Newton enjoyed with his mother stands in marked contrast with the dreadful, distant relationship he endured with his father. As soon as Captain Newton landed in Wapping after a sea voyage, he would be seen striding through the streets and into the door of his house on…

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September 2013
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Bitesize Biography – John Newton

John Newton John Crotts EP Books, 144 pages, £6.99 ISBN: 978-0-85234-908-3 Star rating : 4 This is another in EP’s Bitesize Biographies series, which served our church well last year, when ‘book month’ promoted the reading of Christian books. This series introduced people such as John Knox, John Chrysostom and Martyn Lloyd-Jones to folk…

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Historical

January 2009
Articles > Historical

John Newton

John Newton   Marylynn Rouse of the John Newton Project has compiled these thoughts from John Newton on following Christ in 2009   Preaching on Isaiah 40:4, John Newton said: ‘[Our Lord] came to preach the gospel to the poor, to fill the hungry with good things, to save the chief of sinners, to…

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Review

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John Newton: from Disgrace to Amazing Grace

Having grown up with Brian Edwards’ classic biography of Newton, I opened this book with a mixture of curiosity and caution. The author’s name brought back news-flashes of politicians in disgrace. As I started reading, my curiosity increased and my caution evaporated. Well before the end, I was conscious that I was reading another…

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