Written from the vantage point of a lifelong sworn enemy of Calvin, a young man who grows up in the same city and yet remains close to the Christian leader, but with secret designs to do him harm. A fast-paced, historical fiction which shows us the raging emotions the times of the Reformation would have set many into, as vast changes swept the continent of Europe.
“With masterful insight, Douglas Bond offers us an illuminating portrait of the life, ministry, and theology of John Calvin. For readers of all ages, this well-researched, historical fiction takes us back to the 16th-century Reformation as if we were eye-witnesses of all that God accomplished in and through the life of His humble servant John Calvin.” — Burk Parsons, editor of the book John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, Doxology
“Douglas Bond introduces Calvin to us in a gripping way, colorfully taking us back to Geneva and its times, unveiling Calvin as the principled man of action, commitment, and love that he was. The Betrayal makes for an exciting read, showing the great Reformer’s heart, while almost effortlessly undoing caricatures about Calvin along the way. If you want Calvin and his times brought to life in a page-turner, this is the book for you!”
— Joel Beeke
"Douglas Bond's latest novel introduces many to a prejudicially ignored character: John Calvin. This historical fiction brings Calvin back from an unwarranted oblivion. Thanks to Bond's vivid writing style and thorough acquaintance with the period, readers now have a looking glass into the life and history of a great man. I am pleased to commend this fine book to readers, especially those who will meet Calvin in these pages just in time for the 500th anniversary of his birth."
— David W. Hall, Executive Director, Calvin 500