Travel with John Calvin

Ken BrownellSKU: TWJC1313 ISBN: 9781846251313



There are some people who make a mark on history that simply can't be erased. John Calvin was one of them. Naturally scholarly and with a brilliant mind, Calvin's ambition was to devote himself to study. But God touched his life in what he called his 'sudden conversion'. Forced to leave his native France, he eventually settled in Geneva where, with one short break, he devoted himself to reforming the church and pastoring its people. But in his lifetime through friendships, letters, books and training his influence spread throughout Europe and in time throughout the world. What we know as Reformed Christianity or Calvinism was his theological and ecclesiastical legacy. But his ideas on the Christian life, civil government and the independence of the church have also influenced the development of western democratic society. Under God much that we value in Protestant Christianity and the world today is due to John Calvin.

About the Author:

Kevin Brownell is the minister of East London Tabernacle Baptist Church in London. Born and raised in the US he has a BA from Harvard University and a PhD in modern history from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Dr Brownell trained for the ministry at the London Theological Seminary where he now teaches modern church history. He is married to Alison, a physician and they have 2 children.


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The book is a mixture between travel guide and Calvin’s life story. The author is a Baptist minister and also a professor of church history. This mixture is obvious in his writing as well. His point of view is faith, but his background is that of an educated theologian. If you are looking for interesting information about John Calvin, you probably feel the desire for a journey in his footsteps after you read the book. The combination of both typical touristic information and basic knowledge about John Calvin and his becoming one of the architects of the protestant reformation is intriguing. All in all it’s certainly worth its cost. GoodBookStall Review - Steffi Reuther - 03/05/10

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