John Newton’s life was full of adventure, danger, travels, exotic places, and romance. Young readers will encounter each of these things in Simonetta Carr’s carefully narrated and charmingly illustrated book. But more importantly, readers will come to appreciate the way Newton’s life was changed for good, even when he was attempting to run as far as possible from God. In spite of Newton’s rebellion and sin, God’s grace finally won—a grace that Newton recognized as amazing, invincible, and completely undeserved.
Author and Illustrator
SIMONETTA CARR was born in Italy and has lived and worked in different cultures. A former elementary school teacher, she home-schooled her eight children for many years. She has written for newspapers and magazines around the world and has translated the works of several Christian authors into Italian. Presently, she lives in San Diego with her husband, Thomas, and family. She is a member and Sunday school teacher at Christ United Reformed Church, Santee, California.
AMAL, a native of Baltimore, is published in traditional and educational children’s books and magazines with work in international collections and museums. She is an MFA graduate from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, and teaches at the Art League of Long Island. She lives in the pleasantly strange village of Port Jefferson with her husband, daughter, and a thousand giant mushrooms.