- Series: Gospel Coalition
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Crossway (April 30, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1433555077
- ISBN-13: 978-1433555077
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 7.2 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 53 customer reviews
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The New City Catechism: 52 Questions and Answers for Our Hearts and Minds (The Gospel Coalition) Paperback – April 30, 2017
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For now, we'll be using the highlighted portions of the response answers. They are a bit shorter, but still packed with truth! In case you are wondering if you can still use this book if you are not part of a reformed tradition/church, yes you can. We are not part of a reformed tradition (we atttend an interdenominational Christian church) and the only answer I am changing slightly is to question #27 dealing with election - "Are all people, just as they were lost through Adam, saved through Christ?" Simple enough!
You can also download an app that has the same info for use in quizzing/memorizing, and you can set it to "child mode" which has the shorter answers if desired.
I really love this book and would highly recommend it to anyone!
New City Catechism: How and why did God create us? God created us male and female in his own image to know him, love him, live with him, and glorify him. And it is right that we who were created by God should live to his glory.
Westminister Shorter Catechism: What is the chief end of man? Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.
Actually, quite a few of the New City Catecism answers are very wordy like this, which annoys me because I like simplicity, but it doesn't bother my kids. So I figure, if they're learning it, why not have them learn more? Overall I would buy it again and recommend it to others. (Great when paired with the Getty Kids Hymnal for family worship time before bedtime).