In his spiritual autobiography, Thomas Scott (1747-1821) describes entering ministry in the Church of England under false pretenses. Through the unexpected friendship of John Newton (author of Amazing Grace) Scott becomes convicted of his sin and need for God's grace. As had John Wesley, Scott considers himself "snatched...as a brand from the burning". Unlike Wesley, Scott's new spiritual convictions are Calvinist. A best seller in its day, The Force of Truth went through 12 editions during Scott's life. This edition of 1841 includes a recommendatory letter by Presbyterian minister Samuel Miller, as well as an appendix of letters written by Newton to Scott.