John Newton on film?
Newton had many very narrow escapes from death, and was overwhelmed by the realization that his survival must have meant that God had some special plan for him. He later estimated that an Englishman in the slave trade was very lucky if he managed to remain alive for five years. Even in his youth Newton had many narrow escapes.
Reading about the horrors of the slave trade, one realizes how brutally the Devil fights. For example, few writers other than Newton explained that when the slave ships were crammed full, slaves not put aboard were killed in full view of the slave ship crews.
Someone should make a film based on the life of John Newton. Shucks, one could make several films!
WINFIELD MASSIE Spring, Texas
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|Title Annotation:||Letters To The Editor|
|Publication:||The New American|
|Article Type:||Letter to the Editor|
|Date:||Sep 20, 2004|
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