The Westminster Larger Catechism by Johannes G. Vos, edited by G.I. Williamson
640 pages | $23.99
The Larger Catechism, so rich in biblical teaching, has been long neglected, even by conservative Presbyterians who embrace it as one of their three standards. This commentary, written in the mid-twentieth century, is being published in book-form for the first time, to encourage the catechism’s increased use and study.
Because the Larger Catechism supplements the Shorter Catechism on such topics as the church and the means of grace, Presbyterians will find it a rewarding resource.
G. I. Williamson, author of books on the Westminster Confession and Shorter Catechism for study classes, has edited Vos’s commentary on the Larger Catechism. Supplementing the commentary are the following:
- W. Robert Godfrey’s introduction to the history and theology of the Larger Catechism.
- A detailed outline of the Larger Catechism.
The Westminster Shorter Catechism, Second Edition: For Study Classes by G.I. Williamson
384 pages | $15.99
The Westminster Shorter Catechism is unrivaled as a concise and faithful summary of the central teachings of Scripture. For decades G. I. Williamson’s study manuals on the Shorter Catechism have served as invaluable tools for instructing young and old in the Reformed system of doctrine.
Now newly typeset in one volume, this illustrated manual offers clear exposition of each of the 107 questions in the Shorter Catechism. Each lesson includes Scripture proofs, as well as questions for review or discussion. A valuable aid for group instruction or private study, this volume has been used successfully by homeschoolers, pastors, Sunday school teachers, and parents.
The Heidelberg Catechism: A Study Guide by G.I. Williamson
256 pages | $14.99
The Heidelberg Catechism is one of the finest creeds of the reformation period. A faithful teacher of millions, it has stood the test of time and is still, today, one of the best tools available for learning what it means to be a Christian. This study guide to the Catechism includes 129 questions and answers, along with clear exposition and questions for review, further study, and discussion.
The Westminster Shorter Catechism in Modern English by Phillip Rollinson and Douglas F. Kelly
24 pages | $3.99
A precise, accurate rendering of the Westminster Shorter Catechism into modern English by a respected contemporary scholar.
Does your child know the key biblical teachings about God the Father, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit? What about salvation, Scripture, and the sacraments? Can he or she recite the Ten Commandments and the Lord’s Prayer?
Catechisms were once used as instructional guides to help children memorize basic Christian doctrines. In them, children had a concise handbook of important truths they could call upon at any time in confidence. Today, however, the church focuses on teaching Bible stories, which are often used to moralize children and equip them to win Bible trivia contests!
Recognizing this deficit, Starr Meade has provided Christian parents and churches with a tool for imparting doctrinal instruction to their children.Training Hearts, Teaching Minds guides families through the questions and answers in The Westminster Shorter Catechism in Modern English. Each question and answer of the catechism has six days’ worth of devotional readings for families to share together. The readings are simply written, with elementary and junior-high children in mind. They are also brief, out of consideration for children’s short attention spans and for the busy schedules of contemporary families. Teaching the Shorter Catechism has never been easier!
Q. How do you have meaningful family devotions that memorably cover the scope of Christian belief?
A. Traditionally, by using a catechism!
One of the church’s most acclaimed and best beloved catechisms is the Heidelberg Catechism. Now teaching its comforts to children has never been easier.
This book of daily readings:
- provides a year—or more—of family devotions
- aids study by devoting six to twelve days to the questions of each Lord’s Day section
- explains the catechism in simple language
- provides six to twelve meditations on the main points of each section
- takes just a few minutes each day, allowing time for discussion and review
- is useful in the home, church, or classroom