Subject: John Calvin
Retail Price: US$11.95
This Was John Calvin
by Thea B. Van Halsema
John Calvin comes alive as the author brings imagination as well as research to bear upon her subject. Her portrayal of the Genevan reformer is both appealing and honest.
From this account, Calvin no longer is seen merely as "carved like a monument in the panorama of human history," but has become vivid, lifelike, and real. This is biography at its best.
This Was John Calvin has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Chinese, Indonesian, and Japanese. This is its fifth printing.
||"The most lively and readable biography of Calvin available in English."|
|— Roger Nicole|
||"Though it reads as smoothly as a well written novel, it is crammed with important facts. It is scholarly and popular at the same time. The book will hold the interest of the young but will also bring new information to the well informed. . . . This book recognizes the true greatness of the man without falling into distortions of the truth to protect that greatness."|