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  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Banner of Truth (April 20, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0851519512
  • ISBN-13: 978-0851519517
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #245,715 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have enjoyed the letters John Newton wrote to his friend.
Nana McGregor
It's like having a personal mentor discipling the reader on the struggles and joys of the Christian life.
Encompassed Runner
My own book is well-marked and I re-read it about every other year.
Aunt Denise

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Encompassed Runner on April 8, 2006
Format: Paperback
Reading 18th century John Newton's letters is like cozying up to a warm fire for an intimate one-on-one with a Christian grandfather passing on his life-lessons. It's like listening to John Bunyon's Pilgrim, but instead of allegory, these are the words of a real person who knew well of the sufferings and "amazing grace" of Christ, who having been comforted of God is able to comfort others. It's like having a personal mentor discipling the reader on the struggles and joys of the Christian life. It's a taste of heaven, a hint of that fellowship in the Spirit that connects all believers in the Body of Christ, transcending place and time. These letters are responsive, by which Newton as a Christian 'Dear Abby' warns, instructs, encourages, energizes, and, in tenderness, corrects. Today's reader can not only benefit by personal application, but also by noting Newton's words and tone as an example of how to relate to others, an example of interpersonal relations and brotherly, edifying counsel. This book enlarges the heart and magnifies the Lord who saves to the uttermost "wretches" like us. (For the new Christian who hasn't walked very far yet in the Christian journey, there may be a disconnect with this book, but it will make sense shortly, for despite difference in details, there is a commonality in the way God trains us up.)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Aimee Thor on June 2, 2007
Format: Paperback
What a wonderful collection of letters by this immortal saint who did so much wrong and cruelty and yet was saved and delivered by faith in Jesus. His letters are simple but extremely honest and endearing, touching the soul deeply with every word. I read and re-read them many times. Very, very beautiful and precious volume!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Aunt Denise on January 12, 2011
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This book is written in old-fashioned language and may be hard for some to follow. But if you can press in for the timeless nuggets of advice it is well worth it. I have purchased this book for many of my friends who are in ministry of some kind or another. Some have returned it to me unread. But many others have asked where they can order their own copy. My own book is well-marked and I re-read it about every other year. I highly recommend this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Moussecatcher on March 25, 2014
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Without sitting down and writing an advice book, John Newton did write personal letters to real people with Biblical exhortation applied to actual situations. The letters in this book share similarities with the minor epistles (written by Paul, John, Peter and Jude) - but not in a Canonical sense, mind you.
I wish I had heard about this book a long time ago - it's good stuff.
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By Jacques22 on July 3, 2014
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Great book in great shape. Came in very good time.
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