'John Calvin knew that if the biblical truths rediscovered at the Reformation were to spread throughout the world, they would have to be presented in a form which ordinary people could understand. So, during the winter of 1536-1537, the 29 year old Calvin wrote, in French, his Brief Outline of the Christian Faith ... This is Calvin's striking but concise attempt to define the Christian faith for ordinary people! ... Here you have the very core of Protestant belief and feel the warmth of its ardent love for God and men.'- From the preface by Stuart Olyott.