This is a history book for children on the life of the famous British abolitionist and Minister John Newton. John Newton is best known for writing the hymn "Amazing Grace". He was once a slave ship captain but repented of that life and dedicated himself to the cause of abolishing slavery. A great inspirational book for children. One of the few books written for children about John Newton. In simple text children become familiarized with life in the 1700's, the slave trade, and the abolition movement. Decorated with colorful illustrations and photos.