Martin Luther said that 'once the pure and certain word is taken away, there remains no consolation, no salvation, no hope.' That is where the church found itself just before the Reformation. No man did more to point the church back to God's Word than John Calvin. Having accepted Scripture's claims concerning itself, Calvin labored, as few others have, to make this revelation known to his own hearers and, through his published writings, to generations that succeeded him. The church owes a great debt to Calvin the theologian, commentator, and preacher. John Calvin: Man of God's Word is an indication of that debt this 'man of God's Word'. Its aim is to encourage Christians to read and to hear Scripture as God's true Word to helpless sinners.
Peter Barnes explores Calvin's understanding of the Bible as the Word of God and shows the Reformer's wholehearted commitment to Scripture as revealed in his theological writings, commentaries and sermons. "No man did more to point the church back to God's inerrant Word than John Calvin. This book will encourage you to read and hear Scripture as God's true Word to helpless sinners."