John Newton is famous for his legendary hymn “Amazing Grace.” Many have celebrated his dramatic conversion from a life within the slave trade to his eventual work to finish it. But incessantly overpassed are Newton’s forty years as a pastor ministering to parishioners and friends unsettled by the rigors, doubts, and fears of life.
Newton is possibly the best pastoral letter author within the history of the church. He took up his pen every day to assist others fix their eyes on Christ, which, he writes, is the underlying battle of the Christian life. Through a careful study of scores of letters, Tony Reinke brings together Newton’s brilliant vision of the Christian life in one accessible place.