John Newton was a rich and princely teacher, a sensitive and caring pastor, and a straight, outspoken guide. His whole ministry bore the marks so evident in his hymns: it was consistently biblical (to share the Word of God), spiritual (to promote walking with God), simple (to make biblical truth and principles plain) and practical (to inculcate personal holiness and sound relationships in church and society). In this collection, every day bears these marks, so useful to every believer, and so instructive for those called to minister.
Praise for the Print Edition
John Newton in his day, for all his colorful past, was among those early evangelical clergy whom Sir James Stephen, in a famous phrase, called ‘the second founders of the Church of England.’ Here, from the ripeness of his ministry, his hymns, diaries, letters, sermons, and other writings, Marylynn Rouse offers us a scriptural meditation for every day of the year. No one could have done it better; and no reader who will approach the book with a receptive heart will not be drawn closer to God by the warmth of John Newton's practical Christian counsel and pastoral exposition.
—Bishop Timothy Dudley-Smith
- Title: 365 Days with Newton
- Author: Marylynn K. Rouse
- Series: Day One Christian Biography Collection
- Publisher: Day One Publications
- Publication Date: 2006
- Pages: 384
About Marylynn Rouse
Marylynn Rouse has for many years done extensive research into the life and work of John Newton. She is presently working on the publication of The Complete Works of John Newton through The John Newton Project, a charity of which she is executive researcher. She has published an annotated edition of the original biography of Newton and The Searcher of Hearts, Newton's sermon notes on Romans 8.