Thursday, May 7, 2015

John Newton

Newton on the Christian Life: To Live Is Christ (Theologians on the Christian Life)Newton on the Christian Life: To Live Is Christ by Tony Reinke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is another great book in a great series.  Theologians on the Christian Life has fast become a go to series for me.  If you have any interest in history and the Christian faith, these are some nice non-biographies.  I have read a couple and they have consistently been quite good.  Newton would be the theologian I am least familiar with that I have read about in this series, so I was pretty interested to get started with it.

Reinke does a great job of outlining Newton’s thought, primarily through his letters, and really encouraging the reader to dig deeper to learn more about this interesting life.  I always enjoy how Reinke writes and this subject matter.  My one criticism would be that I thought it was a bit long.  Not that the last chapters should have been cut, but I think the whole could have been condensed a bit.  This work in 180-200 pages would have been my ideal.  That being said, this is a great volume that the reader will not regret investing time and money in.

I received a review copy from the publisher.      

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