Archive for the ‘Catechism’ Category
Our faith is 2000 years old. We have a long obedience in the same direction, affirming the same truths. We are wise to be familiar with the many wonderful orthodox creeds, confessions, and catechisms of the Christian church.
Apostles Creed (~2nd century)
Nicene Creed (325)
Athanasian Creed (5th century)
London Baptist Confession (1689)
Heidelberg Catechism (1563) – Note: Kevin DeYoung has a book coming out on the HC next year entitled The Good News We Almost Forgot. I would be surprised if it was not excellent. CJ Mahaney says, “Doubtless this will be the finest book I will have ever read on the Heidelberg Catechism. It will certainly be the first.”
Belgic Confession (1618)
Canons of Dordt (1618)
Second Helvetic Confession (1536)
Genevan Catechism (1536)
Also of note is the Westminster Shorter Catechism for kids – the entire list of questions and answers can be found here for free.
Someone asked for this list. I have no children and am not very knowledgeable here. Hence, someone who has children and better resources please post books that should be listed here.
1. The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones
This book is a monumental achievement. I really don’t know what parents did for their children before this book. I have heard that The Big Picture Story Bible is also good.
2. Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
These are classic books and solid Christian allegory. When they get older, have them read the Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien
3. The Poison Cup by R.C. Sproul
4. Window on the World by Daphne Spraggett and Jill Johnstone
This is like Operation World for kids. It will introduce them to world missions and prayer for other people groups.
This is the Westminster Shorter Catechism for Children. Also, the entire list of questions and answers can be found here for free.