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Servant of Slaves: A Biographical Novel of John Newton

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Hardcover, 437 pages
Published January 1st 1973 by William B. Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, MI
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Ria
Nov 30, 2009 Ria rated it really liked it
An excellent story written by a Canadian author. She does a wonderful job of researching his life. John Newton was a rebel for the first years of his life. God brought him into the depths of despair and hopelessness only to raise him up to be a mighty servant. Unfortunately the first 1/2 is so riveting and dramatic that the years following his conversion seem tame. Very suitable for pre - teens as well if you don't mind the occasional graphic violence.
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Dec 13, 2012 Gayle rated it liked it
The only thing I knew about John Newton prior to reading this is that he was a former slave trader who wrote "Amazing Grace". This novel filled in all the rest with action, adventure, romance and spiritual lessons. It's written in a style that can get kind of wordy, but I enjoyed it anyway. I especially enjoyed John and Mary's wonderful love story. It was better than fiction!
Jan
Oct 09, 2012 Jan rated it really liked it
I read this years ago and really enjoyed it. I don't remember now whether I would have given it 4 or 5 stars. I just ordered another copy so I can read it again. My previous copy was lost in my house fire 12 years ago. I read it a long time before that.
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Wonderful story of redemption and faith. I love Grace Irwin's writing style and the subject is compelling. Have read it 3 or 4 times and will likely again many times.
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