Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Book Review of the Heidelberg Catechism with Scripture Texts

The Heidelberg Catechism with Scripture Texts
ISBN 978-0-930265-67-0
Faith Alive Christian Resources
Reviewed by Clint Walker

This is a very hastily done review in order to meet a self-imposed deadline. Please don't judge all my reviews based on this one. It is part of a week-long series on references for study of the Heidelberg Catechism.

This book is what it says it is in the title, which I greatly appreciate. It lists all of the questions and answers of the Westminster Catechism in order, divided by the Lord's Day they are assigned to. Each question and answer is then followed by the Scripture text references printed out underneath that question. This is very convenient. This way I can immediately look down and read a Scripture reference to support the stated question and answer.

This book is especially helpful when teaching on the Catechism. When necessary I can scan down and see which Scriptures are most appropriate to explain a certain question in the catechism. If necessary, I can just read the passage. Occasionally, even though I probably should not do this, I just copy the questions and answers for the day with the Scriptures.

If anyone is doing a study on the Heidelberg Catechism, this is a necessary resource.

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