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The story of John Newton (1725-1805). Currently out of print.
200 pages with full index. Illustrated. First published 1975. Third impression 1994. Evangelical Press.
Revised and enlarged in 2001 with 367 pages with full index. Reprinted 2005
Also available in Spanish 1981, Portuguese 1988 and French 1992.
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From a blasphemous and drunken life as a midshipman in His Majesty’s navy and then as a slave trading sea captain, Newton was dramatically converted during a violent Atlantic storm. After a period as a customs officer in the heyday of smuggling he became a minister in the Church of England. As friend of George Whitfield, and pastor of England’s national poet, William Cowper, John Newton’s effective evangelical preaching at Olney in Buckinghamshire and his prodigious letter writing soon earned him national recognition. He wrote some of our finest Christian hymns. He finally became minister at St Mary Woolnoth in the city of London where he greatly influenced, among many others, William Wilberforce and Hannah More. The story of his life introduces us to the eighteenth century in England and the urgent need for spiritual revival.
William Tyndale - England's greatest Bible translator
The story of William Tyndale (1494-1536) and the first printed English New Testament.
128 pages. Illustrated. First published 2009. DayOne Publications. In the Travel Guide series.
Also available in German 1981 and Norwegian 1989.
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As a young graduate from Oxford University, Tyndale embraced the doctrines of the Reformation and made it his ambition to provide even the ploughboy with a Bible he could read in his own language. Forbidden to translate the Bible in England, in 1525 Tyndale fled to Belgium where, until his death at the stake eleven years later, he spent his time in hiding to complete his work. At times with as many as five government agents searching the Low Countries for him, this farmer’s son from Gloucestershire wrote many valuable ‘tracts’ and gave his country of birth the first printed New Testament in English. Finally betrayed, his prayer at the stake was ‘Lord, open the King of England’s eyes’. In the same year Henry VIII ordered that a copy of the New Testament should be made freely available. Tyndale’s story provides an introduction to the issues of the Protestant Reformation through the life and death of one of the greatest English Reformers.