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Christian Hero: John Calvin


My Christian hero for today is John Calvin. We have several books published about him at Christian Focus Publications but the two children’s books we have about him are

After Darkness Light – part of the Trailblazer series published for 9-14 year olds.

What is the Truth – part of the little lights series published for early readers.

Why is John Calvin a hero? Well many of us hated the dark as children, perhaps some of us still do. Remember the relief of walking out into a dark corridor and then your mother switches on the light. The motto of the reformers was ‘After Darkness Light’ – and much of what Calvin lived and wrote brought light to a spiritually darkened church. Remember what it was like to not understand something from the bible and then to have it preached to you simply in a way you understood. It’s a similar relief and joy I think. Calvin’s devotion to God’s word and the preaching and teaching of it brought a similar relief to the church of his time. His life and teaching should ensure that he is every Christian’s hero. He’s one of mine.


About hurrah4books

I'm a writer and children's book editor based in Scotland.

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