George Whitefield, regarded as the preaching wonder of his day, and John Newton, one of the leading spiritual guides of the movement that Whitefield had a significant hand in creating, Evangelicalism, are perennially interesting figures.
These lives, intertwined as this study of a portion of those lives reveals, speak across the centuries to our day. These two marvelous characters have much to teach contemporary Christians. A great read for both the professional historian and the thoughtful Christian.
Praise for A Great Blessing to Me:
“George Whitefield and John Newton were two of the titans of eighteenth-century British evangelicalism. But for too long, the precise nature of their mutual influence has remained unclear. Grant Gordon’s much-needed book rectifies that problem with its treasure trove of illuminating research.”
-Thomas S. Kidd, Distinguished Professor of History, Baylor University, and author of George Whitefield: America’s Spiritual Founding Father
“Grant Gordon’s careful research has uncovered an important story, both for fleshing out the early history of modern evangelicalism and offering an encouraging picture of that evangelicalism at its best.”
-Mark A. Noll, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
About the Author:
Grant Gordon, who resides in Ontario, Canada, is a respected specialist in 18th-century evangelical church history, especially in the UK and editor of Wise Counsel: John Newton’s Letters to John Ryland Jr.
Where to Buy:
A Great Blessing to Me: John Newton Encounters George Whitefield is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below: