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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (73 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Newton Narrator: William Sutherland Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9781455175291
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“Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me…” So begins one of the most beloved hymns of all time. This is the autobiography of the man who penned those words. John Newton, the self-proclaimed “wretch,” was an active slave trader for several years until, on a homeward voyage through a violent storm, he experienced what he was later to refer to as his “great deliverance.” He tells of the events that led him from sin and bondage to a life transformed by God’s amazing grace.

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  • Out of the Depths provides a beautiful picture of the ‘amazing grace’ Newton so eloquently described in his famous song.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sassa | 6/28/2013

    " Wonderful! This book had important life lessons. Very inspirational. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tori | 4/24/2013

    " John Newton's most famous hymn takes on special meaning when you know the story of his life. Amazing grace indeed! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 12/6/2012

    " the autobiography of the writer of "Amazing Grace" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mom | 12/2/2012

    " I loved the story in this book, but not necessarily how it was written. I didn't like how the story jumped around, but I love reading about brave people and what they have endured. It's humbling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dad Bowers | 8/18/2012

    " Consists of 14 moving letters of Rev. Newton to a Rev Haweis accounting his early life and conversion while a slave trader. Additional notes added by a Rev Cecil recounting his final years till 1807. He shows well why God's "Amazing Grace" is so amazing to him. Great for quotes! "

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About the Author
Author John Newton

John Newton (1725–1807) was born in London and at age eleven went to sea with his father, a shipmaster on the Mediterranean. Disregarding his mother’s prayer that he enter the ministry, he engaged in the lucrative but brutal African slave trade for a number of years. After his conversion he served in the Church of England as curate of Olney parish and later rector of St. Mary Woolnoth church in London. In addition to the words of “Amazing Grace,” he was a prolific songwriter whose other well-known hymns include “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken” and “How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds.”