Book Reviews

Out of the Depths by John Newton


Amazing Grace is probably the best known hymn. It was written by John Newton. Out of the Depths is his autobiography, though the focus is on his spiritual journey. Once a man who railed against faith, Newton became a devout Christian and lover of Jesus Christ. His story is one of adventure on the high seas, and a life spared to be an example of God’s grace and mercy.

This edition of Newton’s autobiography has been updated to a more modern language, but in such a way that it has not lost Newton’s style. The changes are explained in the preface by Dennis Hillman, who did the revisions.

Newton’s story is one that every Christian should read. It’s a story of extreme circumstances that most of us will never encounter, but it’s because of their extreme nature that God’s provision shines all the more. Newton is an inspiration for all believers, and a hope for unbelievers.

1) Is it understandable = 5
2) Presentation of Information = 5
3) Quality of Writing = 5
4) Overall Enjoyability = 5

Average score of 5 out of 5

Where to buy the book: CBD | Amazon | B&N

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