Newton & Polly (Hardback)Jody Hedlund (author)
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that saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now am found
Now remembered as the author of the world s most famous hymn, in the mid-eighteenth century as England and France stand on the brink of war, John Newton is a young sailor wandering aimlessly through life. His only duty is to report to his ship and avoid disgracing his father until the night he hears Polly Catlett s enchanting voice, caroling. He s immediately smitten and determined to win her affection.
An intense connection quickly forms between the two, but John s reckless spirit and disregard for the Christian life are concerns for the responsible, devout Polly. When an ill-fated stop at a tavern leaves John imprisoned and bound, Polly must choose to either stand by his side or walk out of his life forever. Will she forfeit her future for the man she loves?
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."
Publisher: Cengage Learning, Inc
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 218 x 142 x 30 mm
Edition: Large type / large print edition
Julie Lessman, award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, and Heart of San Francisco series
A powerfully moving account of one man s epic journey from doubt and despair into a world of radiant faith. Newton and Polly is impeccably researched and punctuated with glints of genuine humor I loved it!
Elizabeth Camden, RITA(r) and Christy award-winning author
A sweeping tale rife with adventure, love, and God s relentless pursuit of his own. With her signature depth and detail, Jody Hedlund plunges her readers into a fascinating and powerful story that has gone untold until now. Set sail with Newton and Polly and become anchored in amazing grace.
Jocelyn Green, award-winning author of the Heroines Behind the Lines Civil War series
In this story of the lives of John Newton and Polly Catlett, author Jody Hedlund skillfully weaves together the history, romance, and Christian faith that inspired the world s best-loved hymn. Evocative and illuminating.
Dorothy Love, author of Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray: A Novel
Jody Hedlund s historical detail is immaculate, and her storytelling will bring you to tears. Newton s conversion was truly remarkable, sparking a legacy that has impacted millions of lives. Newton and Polly invites readers into that powerful experience.
Sigmund Brouwer, award-winning author of Thief of Glory
Praise for the Christy and ECPA Novel of the Year
Luther and Katharina
Jody Hedlund s Luther and Katharina is an absorbing and deeply researched look into the life and ministry of a figure in church history I d previously known only from a few dusty facts. Jody breathes life into those facts with this fascinating and intimate portrayal of Martin Luther s life. Luther and Katharina is a compelling tale of tested faith, tumultuous church history, and incredible courage against daunting odds and one of the most unique love stories I ve read in ages.
Lori Benton, author of The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn and The Wood s Edge
Complex and emotionally rich, Luther and Katharina gripped me from the very start and never let go. Not even when the final page was turned. The history, the love story, the depth of faith in this novel is masterfully woven by Jody Hedlund.
Tamera Alexander, USA Today best-selling author of To Win Her Favor and A Lasting Impression"