The Collected Christian Essentials: Catechism is perfect for daily devotions, personal study, and prayer with others.
The catechism— the Ten Commandments, the Apostles’ Creed, and the Lord’s Prayer—has sustained and nurtured every generation of believers, directing their faith, hope, and love. It helps Christians read, pray, and live God’s word. By giving Christians God’s word to give back to him, it plants seeds of his word and cultivates them to full growth. The Collected Christian Essentials: Catechism brings the church’s ancient catechism to a new generation.
The twenty-four catechism prayers were written by the Right Reverend Joey Royal, Suffragan Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the Arctic.
This is a brilliant and inspiring collection of studies by three of the leading theologians of our day. It should be on the bookshelf of all Christians.
—Matthew Levering, James N. Jr. and Mary D. Perry Chair of Theology, Mundelein Seminary
These basic texts have been the essentials of theological education for centuries and every Christian should know them by heart. This volume makes it possible to carry them around in a user-friendly format that will be of immense help to busy people who need to be inspired again by the basic teachings of our faith.
—Gerald Bray, research professor of divinity, Beeson Divinity School
Whether for personal or communal use, this inviting catechism is itself a gift of grace.
—Ephraim Radner, professor of historical theology, Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto
The Christian Essentials series passes down tradition that matters. The ancient church was founded on basic biblical teachings and practices like the Ten Commandments, baptism, the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Supper, the Lord’s Prayer, and corporate worship. These basics of the Christian life have sustained and nurtured every generation of the faithful—from the apostles to today. The books in the Christian Essentials series open up the meaning of the foundations of our faith.
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Peter J. Leithart is president of the Theopolis Institute.
Ben Myers is director of the Millis institute at Christian Heritage College, and a research fellow of the Centre for Public and Contextual Theology at Charles Sturt University in Australia.
Wesley Hill is associate professor of New Testament at Western Theological Seminary, Michigan
Todd R. Hains is author of The King of Easter: Jesus Searches for All God’s Children and The King of Christmas: All God’s Children Search for Jesus. He is the editor of Lexham Press’s Christian Essentials series, Lexham Ministry Guides, and FatCat Books.