2007 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of John Newton. This anniversary is a great opportunity for you to learn about a man who influenced this world greatly with the Gospel message. One of the best places to go to learn about Newton is the Beyond Amazing Grace website put together by Todd Murray. Todd is the pastor of Worship and Music at the Bible Church of Little Rock. Todd is an extremely gifted musician and pastor who became captivated with the ministry of John Newton. On his website you will find biographical material on Newton, as well as songs written by Newton and redone by Murray. Todd has recently released a biographical work on Newton, as well as a CD filled with some of Newtons lesser known hymns.
Through the written page, Newton has become both a mentor and a friend. I have been spiritually helped not only by his hymns, but also by his powerful sermons and tender letters of spiritual counsel as well from this often over-looked man of God. I pray that you will be as deeply comforted and challenged by Newton’s thoughts as I have been! Todd Murray