Newton’s Grace the Movie

A true-life Parable of the Prodigal Son, the story of John Newton is a story of redemption and grace — and a story that has never before been fully told on film.

A troubled young man, John Newton was actually sold into slavery for a time, and later became a slave ship captain.  Following a profound conversion experience at sea, his spiritual growth led him to become a pastor in the Church of England; he would write many hymns, including the beloved Amazing Grace, and become a leader in the movement to abolish the slave trade.

Comenius Foundation and the Christian History Institute have worked with Inspirata Fims to bring this story of faith and grace to the world.  Bringing together an award-winning team committed to the stories of faith and Christian history, the latest digital filmmaking technology, and an innovative approach to filming, we are proud to present this powerful story to the world.




John Wesley and his brother Charles are revered as the founders of the Methodist Church — but John’s personal spiritual struggle is often forgotten. Raised in a very religious home, his outward behavior was that of a man of deep faith — but he did not truly understand the grace of God. Appointed chaplain of the new settlement of Savannah in Georgia, a star-crossed romance and failure of his relationships brought him back to England in disgrace. It was only in defeat that he was able to find peace — with the help of a kind Moravian missionary who guided the two brothers to understand the grace of God.

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