Here for the first time we have presented to the English reading public a very practical outline of the Protestant faith prepared by Calvin in 1537 for use by the common people. It is significant in that Calvin in this volume abstains from the abstract theological arguments which characterize most of his writings, particularly the well-known Institutes. Here he endeavors to set forth in a simple and understandable form what he considered to be the essential elements of the Christian faith. Professor Fuhrmann of Gammon Theological Seminary, who is gaining increasing recognition as a student and interpreter of Calvin, has rendered a great service to the Protestant churches by making this volume available and by enriching it with a valuable introduction and notes. It is therefore a volume which should have a wide reading in Protestant circles, particularly those whose doctrinal standards are traceable to the great Geneva reformer, namely the churches of the Presbyterian and Reformed family.