The author has selected from the commentaries, sermons, correspondence and Institutes of Calvin 'nuggets of divine truth about human suffering'. These extracts cover a wide range of themes, such as the purposes of suffering, different kinds of suffering, grief, divine punishments, bereavement, specific afflictions, divine protection, comfort and the goals of patience and prayer. The author, an experienced pastor, joins these extracts together with wise comments. Here, then, is the wisdom of Calvin on suffering drawn together and carefully modernised for ease of reading. It is a rare pastoral and devotional gem.