Sunday, October 9, 2016

Newton and Polly: A Novel of Amazing GraceNewton and Polly: A Novel of Amazing Grace by Jody Hedlund
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Newton and Polly is written by Jody Hedlund

Jody writes about John Newton and his time of being a sailor but also a time when his faith was not that strong, almost non-existent. John cared about himself to the extent of leaving his father and others wondering how he could just walk off and not be responsible.
When he first heard the caroling of Polly and her friends -He became smitten and wanting to know more about this girl not caring if he did not report back to his ship on time or not.
His actions made him,be picked up and bound to a ship as a sailor for several years.
Many times he would leave with an alloted time to come back and he would not, he drank excessively and gambled with the shipmates. His work was shoddy and he knew it.
When He and Polly met , she too liked this young man but knew she could not become involved with a non christian.  Her heart was torn.

Step back through the pages of history, to uncover the true love story behind a song that continues to stir the hearts and ignite the faith of millions around the globe, "Amazing Grace".

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