John Calvin is the most notable figure from the Reformed tradition. Unfortunately, he is often characterized as a stern and cerebral individual who had little concern for practical matters. However, Calvin was actually influential in promoting a profound sense of piety among early Protestantism. In The Soul of Life, Joel R. Beeke presents the life and ministry of Calvin with a special emphasis on Calvin s efforts for cultivating healthy spirituality among the churches. The selections from Calvin s own work will give readers a firsthand look at Calvin s emphasis on godliness, and by God s grace, will be a means for spurring on greater godliness in our day.