John Newton is best known for his hymn Amazing Grace, which is a summary of his life. There are many other reasons why he is well-known, including his dramatic conversion in an Atlantic storm, his many years as a faithful preacher in Olney and London, his remarkable friendship with the depressed poet William Cowper, his numerous hymns, his wonderful marriage to Mary, his pastoral letters on ministerial issues, and his influence on Wilberforce. This biography by Brian Edwards has been updated and it includes numerous photographs and illustrations. Newton is one of the most attractive Christians one can read about and this biography tells his story very well.

Malcolm Maclean, Greyfriars Free Church, Inverness