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John Newton: The Angry Sailor

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John Newton hated being a sailor. The ship's officers gave him all the worst jobs, whipped him if the tasks were not done perfectly, and practically starved him while they ate huge meals. John wondered how God could have let this happen to him. Everyday he got angrier and angrier with the other sailors and with God. He fought with everyone and stole whenever he got the ...more
Paperback, 125 pages
Published February 5th 1984 by Moody Publishers
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David Steele
Mar 29, 2013 David Steele rated it liked it
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Angry Sailor tells the tale of the 18th century British slave trader, John Newton. The story sets sail with Newton, an eleven year old boy aboard his father's ship. The author traces Newton's life from a simple sailor to a life of debauchery aboard a slave trading ship. It is well-known that Newton lived a life of sin for many years, hating God and hating mankind - until the sovereign hand of God rescued him by his grace. God not only delivered Newton from the horrible slave trade industry; more ...more
Aubrey Palabrica
Aug 17, 2012 Aubrey Palabrica rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian-books
I've read this book way back in HS... one of my favorites actually.

The life story of John Newton, by the way, He was the writer and composer of the AMAZING GRACE hymn. This book is highly recommended to be read not only by adults but also by kids who are able to understand what life is about.

John Newton underwent the most impossible struggles a teenage boy can ever survive, but by the grace of God, he did.
Oct 15, 2012 K rated it it was amazing
This is an incredible book that was read to me by my teacher in the 3rd or 4th grade. It's about the life of John Newton; the man who wrote Amazing Grace. I remember loving this book so much and being so riveted that when the chapters were finished we would beg her to read another. I am currently reading this to my four children and am thrilled that they are as excited about the story as I was then.
Oct 03, 2010 Shannon rated it it was amazing
Possibly my favorite book! Read it at least4 times throughout the years. Everytime it turns up,I read it!
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Good story for an adolescent or Teen -- and a good faith builder for an adult as well!
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Easy, somewhat child-like telling of John Newton's life. I enjoyed it.

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This is a powerful story about redemption, loved it!
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Kay Marshall Strom is the author of forty published books. Her writing credits also include numerous magazine articles, short stories, curriculum, stories for children, two prize-winning screenplays, and booklets for writers. Kay speaks at seminars, retreats, and special events throughout the country. She and her husband Dan Kline love to travel, and more and more Kay’s writing and speaking take ...more
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