Newton Book

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Now available for pre-order in Amazon here.

John Newton is famous for his conversion (a crude slave trader turned Christian) and for his hymns (like “Amazing Grace”). However, many Christians remain unfamiliar with John Newton’s forty years of pastoral labor in England as a “heart doctor” among people with great spiritual needs. As one of the greatest letter writers in Church history, Newton used his wit, wisdom and experiences of grace to help others pursue Christ-centered lives. In the latest addition to Crossway’s Theologians on the Christian Life series, Tony Reinke introduces readers to Newton’s pastoral care by leading them through the life-changing sermons, hymns, and letters Newton wrote to address the most pressing questions of life. Over this sweeping synthesis of Newton’s wisdom on the Christian life, J.I. Packer simply writes, “Here is mastery!”


Soon this page will be loaded with free John Newton goodies related to my book. Most of the books listed here can be found online for free or were digitally scanned by me. I primarily used free editions in my book research to make it easy for you to get from my book into Newton’s specific letters for yourself. I’ll collect links to these titles as my release date draws nigh.

Newton’s Works

W, 1; John Newton, The Works of John Newton, volume one (London; 1824).

W, 2; John Newton, The Works of John Newton, volume two (London; 1824).

W, 3; John Newton, The Works of John Newton, volume three (London; 1824).

W, 4; John Newton, The Works of John Newton, volume four (London; 1824).

W, 5; John Newton, The Works of John Newton, volume five (London; 1824).

W, 6; John Newton, The Works of John Newton, volume six (London; 1824).

Newton’s Letters

Letters (Barlass); Sermons on Practical Subjects by William Barlass, Minister of the Gospel, With the Correspondence Between the Author and the Rev. John Newton (New York; 1818).

Letters (Bull); One Hundred and Twenty Nine Letters from the Rev. John Newton to Josiah Bull (London; 1847).

Letters (Bull ed.); Letters of John Newton (Banner of Truth; 1869, 2007). Previously published as Letters of the Rev. John Newton of Olney and St. Mary Woolnoth, Including Several Never Before Published, By the Rev. Josiah Bull, M.A. (London; 1869).

Letters (Campbell); Letters and Conversational Remarks, By the Late Rev. John Newton (New York; 1811).

Letters (Clunie); The Christian Correspondent: Or a Series of Religious Letters Written By the Rev. John Newton (Hull; 1790).

Letters (Coffin); Sixty-Six Letters from the Rev. John Newton to a Clergyman and His Family (London; 1844).

Letters (Dartmouth); Historical Manuscripts Commission. XV Report, Appendix, Part 1, The Manuscripts of the Earl of Dartmouth, volume three (London; 1896).

Letters (Dawson); The Life and Writings of Mrs. Dawson of Lancaster: With Nine Unpublished Letters from the Rev. John Newton (Kirkby Lonsdale; 1828).

Letters (Jay); The Autobiography of the Rev. William Jay (New York; 1855).

Letters (Jones); Twenty-Five Letters Hitherto Unpublished, of the Rev. John Newton (Edinburgh; 1847).

Letters (More); Memoirs of the Life and Correspondence of Mrs. Hannah More, volume three (London; 1835).

Letters (Palmer); The Correspondence of the Late Rev. John Newton with a Dissenting Minister [Samuel Palmer] on Various Subjects and Occasions (1809).

Letters (Ryland); Wise Counsel: John Newton’s Letters to John Ryland, Jr. (Banner of Truth; 2009).

Letters (Scott); The Force of Truth: An Authentic Narrative By Rev. Thomas Scott, To Which are Added Eight Letters to Dr. Scott by Rev. John Newton (Philadelphia; 1841).

Letters (Taylor); The Aged Pilgrim’s Triumph Over Sin and the Grace, Illustrated in a Series of Letters, Never Before Published, By the Rev. John Newton (New York; 1825).

Letters (Wilberforce); The Correspondence of William Wilberforce, volume one (Philadelphia; 1846).

Biography

Aitken; Jonathan Aitken, John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace (Crossway; 2007).

Authentic; John Newton, An Authentic Narrative, as published in The Life and Spirituality of John Newton (Regent College; 1998).

Bull; Josiah Bull, The Life of John Newton (Edinburgh; 1868, 2007).

Cecil; Richard Cecil and Marylynne Rouse, John Newton (Christian Focus; 2000).

Piper; John Newton: The Tough Roots of His Habitual Tenderness (January 20, 2001).

Miscellaneous

Eclectic; Josiah Pratt, editor, Eclectic Notes: Or Notes of Discussions on Religious Topics at the Meetings of the Eclectic Society. London. During the Years 1798–1814 (London; 1856).

  1. Wow. This is incredible, Tony. What a great resource this will be. Well done on all your work. Only wish the book weren’t two years away.

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