John Newton, English pastor for 40 years- also the hymn writer of the famous hymn "Amazing Grace" In the 1700's Newton penned 21 letters to his adopted daughter Elizabeth Catlett. A man who was a wretched sea captain of slave ships was transformed into a compassionate, loving man of God. He later became a parent with him wife Polly of their 2 orphaned nieces. His lovely letters to Elizabeth can be read in the book "Letters and Reflections to My Adopted Daughters" compiled by Jody Moreen and published by Pleasant Word a division of Wine Press Publishing- 2005.The book is great for any Christian parents. Book can be viewed on and, and other online bookstores.

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