Most autobiographies I've read cover the writer's conversion in chapter one or two and the rest of the book is dedicated to sharing how their life was changed and how they served the Lord until their death. "Out of the Depths" is truly different in that regard.
Yet, it makes sense considering what I've previously read and noted in my journal about Newton through my summer read of "Roots of Endurance" by John Piper:
"Even at the end of his life he was still marveling that he was saved and called to preach the gospel of grace. This was one of the deepest roots of his habitual tenderness. He could not get over the wonder of his own rescue by sheer, triumphant grace."
At age 72, Newton said the following: "Such a wretch should not only be spared and pardoned, but reserved to the honor of preaching thy Gospel, which he had blasphemed and renounced...this is wonderful indeed! The more Thou hast exalted me, the more I ought to abase myself."
I hope and pray that if I am still alive at 72, that I am still amazed by grace like Newton!