It was somewhat quiet after the Calvin jubilee in 2009. The five-hundredth anniversary of John Calvin had resulted in a flood of events including a huge number of publications. But then silence fell over Calvin, as happens so often after jubilees. It is therefore praiseworthy that Crossway has taken the initiative to publish the book under review. It contains twenty goodsized chapters, of which the first seven (part 1) are more historical and biographical and the other thirteen (part 2) more theological. Several of the chapters have been published before elsewhere, and it is a good thing that they are included and form a unity with the other parts of the book.