A Christian drama about God’s amazing grace!
“Amazing Grace” is one of the most popular and recognized hymns in the 20th and 21st Centuries. God’s grace is what softens the hardest of hearts and heals the most broken of souls. We all need reminding that God intervenes in our lives, not because we deserve it, but because of his goodness!
My drama, Amazing Grace, tells the story of John Newton who went from ‘lost to found’. Though raised by a godly mother, John Newton was a rebellious, blaspheming wretch that ridiculed God and all those who called themselves a Christian. He was also involved in the most cruel, yet lucrative, business of the 18th Century – the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
In spite of all of this the Lord was answering the prayers of his mother and he survived ‘many dangers, toils and snares’ to finally encounter the goodness of God.
Newton eventually became an Anglican minister, hymn writer, a mentor to William Wilberforce and many other leading evangelicals, as well as one of many outspoken advocates against slavery. His story is told from the perspective of his wife, Mary, whose unconditional love and support would be a source of strength and great joy to him.
THEMES: GOD’S GRACE (HIS UNMERITED FAVOR AT WORK IN AND THROUGH US), SLAVERY THEN AND NOW, HOPE, ENCOURAGEMENT FOR PASTORS, BELIEVING GOD FOR OTHERS, IMPORTANCE OF PRAYER, GOD’S LOVE FOR ALL PEOPLE
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