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User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

Fascinating, really. Aren't all biographies? Biographies are difficult to rate when I don't have easy access, nor the time, to see the relevant information. Ie how can I judge Bruce Gordon's account ... Read full review

Review: Calvin

User Review  - Jonathan Huggins - Goodreads

helpful for understanding the connections between the various Reformers, but not a very positive portrayal of Calvin himself. Read full review

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User Review  - Jim Crigler - Goodreads

Published to coincide with the 500th anniversary of John Calvin's 1509 birth (not that he had any others), this biography is at once informative and absorbing. I am reviewing the Kindle edition of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jacob Stubbs - Goodreads

Dr. Gordon - the professor of the class in which I read this - writes an excellent biography of Calvin that is both measured and portrays Calvin in a very human light. Much like Alister McGrath's bio ... Read full review

Review: Calvin

User Review  - Jacob O'connor - Goodreads

This was a decent bio. It was fair without being too hard or too easy on John Calvin. You get plenty of (maybe too many) details, and the book moves along fine for a beefy 400 pages. Read full review

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User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

This was my first lengthy introduction to Calvin. It was amazing how influential he was/is throughout Europe. A good book, but with so many new people and places to track it took me a little longer ... Read full review

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User Review  - Omar - Goodreads

I really enjoyed getting to learn about a man who has had such a profound impact on how I view Scripture. This biography is certainly worth the time and effort required to read it. I especially appreciated that Gordon not only showed us Calvin, but the era that helped form him. Read full review

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User Review  - Lee Gerrietts - Goodreads

I loved this Biography. Sets the context in which Calvin lived. Read full review

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User Review  - Jeremy - Goodreads

Fairly or unfairly, Gordon emphasizes Calvin's mean-spirited nature. I'd like to read the biography by Selderhuis to see if he offers a more balanced view. The class for which I read this book was (will be) taught by David Whitford, whom Bruce Gordon references a couple times. Read full review


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