Roger Nicole: “The most lively and readable biography of Calvin available in English.” J.H. Kromminga: “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.” This Was John Calvin has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Chinese, Indonesian, and Japanese. This is its fifth printing in English.