I Once Was Lost: The Story of John Newton and Amazing Grace

ABOUT Roger Dowis

Roger Dowis
I grew up in New Mexico, but joined LAPD after the Marine Corps Reserve. I love writing. I spend my spare time working with ex-felons who are now Christians.



The story of John Newton, a wretch. Angry at God, he fought him at every turn, doubting his existence, even though his life was miraculously saved three times. He was a slave trader, tricked into becoming a "slave of slaves." Yet God transformed his life, making his a celebrated minister, who led the fight against slavery, found the secret to peace of mind and wrote the "Amazing Grace."