Author Archives: Karen Swallow Prior

Fierce Convictions and Amazing Grace

Fierce Convictions and Amazing Grace

In 1780, during the height of her high-society years in London, [Hannah] More read a book that changed her life. Cardiphonia, sometimes translated by publishers as The Utterance of the Heart or Voice of the Heart, was a collection of letters penned by John Newton, author of the hymn “Amazing Grace.” As was common, Newton’s

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