Out of Slavery

Out of Slavery

The Journey to Amazing Grace

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The story of slavery, a man, and the world's most beloved hymn.

John Newton led a rich life. He was a God-fearing man and a successful seafaring trader; his cargo was a lucrative business, for his wares were human beings. In 1748, Newton's ship, the Greyhound, sailed the triangular trade route from Liverpool to Africa and on to Antigua as it had many times before. But on one journey, at the height of the slave trade, a storm raged. Feeling all was lost, Newton prayed that if he were spared, he would leave the cruel world of slave trading behind forever. That night, Newton's prayers were answered, and true to his word, he turned his back on the slave trade. In fact, he went on to become an ardent abolitionist. Among Newton's many achievements, his greatest legacy would be the most beloved hymn of all: "Amazing Grace."

Out of Slavery: The Journey to Amazing Grace is the story of slavery as well as the man and the hymn.
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, c2009
ISBN: 9780887769153
0887769152
Branch Call Number: J 264.23092 Newto -G 3558jv 1
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,ill. (chiefly col.)
Additional Contributors: Wilson, Janet 1952-
Granfield, Linda

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