Brilliantly told, Jonathan Aitken’s magnificent biography of John Newton has all the pace of a novel and unfolds the substantial drama of a man rescued from all kinds of excesses, including being the captain of a slave ship with all its associated evils.
Robin Parry particularly highlights our lack of Trinitarian worship in that he discovers that our focus is often narrow, self-centred and perhaps lacking the kind of depth that many traditional hymns have formerly provided.
This excellent book provides eye-opening background to Jewish, Greek and Roman slavery and provides strong arguments for our re-thinking the word ‘servant’ in most modern Bibles where the word ‘slave’ should be used.
A thoroughly helpful overview and introduction to the New Testament which will really serve pastors and Bible-teachers who need a reliable guide to the New Testament.
When it first arrived on my desk I had to ask Janis, my secretary, to take it away from me because I couldn’t put it down! Rather like a bag of delicious sweets, you are tempted to keep returning for another of the Doctor’s magnificent gems.