Jody Hedlund hit it out of the park with this new book called Newton & Polly. This book is about John Newton who wrote the beautiful song - AMAZING GRACE.
John just had a glimpse of Polly and fell in love with her immediately. She was beautiful. He later discovered that she was as beautiful in the inside as well. Polly felt something towards John but John made it difficult for anything to develop between them. To John's despair, Polly's father forbid him to see her. He felt that all he needed was to obtain wealth and her father would allow him to court Polly.
John was his own worse enemy. He was in turmoil. He had difficulty with every one. He hurt his father, his friends and his family. He didn't know what way to turn until that one night where he finally got down on his knees and prayed to the Almighty Father. With that one simple act, John saw what God has been willing to offer him all along. John found forgiveness, redemption and grace.
Polly never gave up that John could be the man that we born to be.
This was a very hard book to read at times as it hurt to see John in so much pain. He was his own worst enemy.
Thank you, Ms. Hedlund, for putting this story down on paper for all of us to read and learn from.
I highly recommend this to all my friends and family.