This is not simply a book for lovers of church history; all Christian people will benefit from it spiritually. For those unfamiliar with the two men, this will make an excellent introduction. For others, new light will be shed on a delightful Christian friendship. It is warmly recommended.
... an invaluable contribution to new understanding of the shared theology and history of these two great servants of the Lord. I could not recommend it more.
Jonathan Aitken , Former Politician and well-respected biographer
... gave me fresh insights into the ministries of those special men, and a fresh appreciation for the grace of God that enabled them. This is history worth reading and pondering.
Stanley K. Fowler, Professor of Theological Studies, Heritage College & Seminary, Cambridge, Ontario
... a beautifully written book which brings Whitefield and Newton alive for a new generation.
Peter J. Morden, Vice Principal, Spurgeon?s College, London; author of The Life and Thought of Andrew Fuller, 1754-1815 (Paternoster)
Grant Gordon's careful research has uncovered an important story, both for fleshing out the early history of modern evangelicalism and offering an encouraging picture of that evangelicalism at its best.
Mark A. Noll, Author of ‘America’s Book: The Rise and Decline of a Bible Civilization, 1794–1911’
George Whitefield and John Newton were two of the titans of eighteenth-century British evangelicalism. But for too long, the precise nature of their mutual influence has remained unclear. Grant Gordon's much-needed book rectifies that problem with its treasure trove of illuminating research.
Thomas S. Kidd, Distinguished Professor of History, Baylor University, and author of George Whitefield: America?s Spiritual Founding Father
Grant Gordon has written a full and careful study of their relations which reveals something of the calibre of the two men as devoted Christian leaders.
David Bebbington, Professor of History, University of Stirling, Stirling
Reading of the interaction between these two men of such significant influence, when our church today so badly neds a similar evangelical revival, is likely to be 'a great blessing' to you!
Marylynn Rouse, Director, John Newton Project
... spiritually delightful and historically valuable study of the precious relational dynamic between two of the greatest Anglican evangelicals of the eighteenth century.