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Happy Birthday, Heidelberg Catechism

Posted By Justin Taylor On January 19, 2013 @ 10:37 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

[1]It turns 450 years old today.

Here are 5 reasons [2] to read the catechism this year.

Moody Publishers, publisher of Kevin DeYoung’s The Good News We Almost Forgot: Rediscovering the Gospel in a 16th Century Catechism [3], has made available Jerry Bridge’s foreword along with the introduction and first chapter by Kevin. You can download it here [4] for free.

If you need some motivation that this is worth your time, here is some encouragement from Sinclair Ferguson:

I cannot over exaggerate how good this book is. Here is a crash course in life-changing biblical teaching, a wake-up call to the slumbering, a blood transfusion for the spiritually anemic, a solid meal for the mature—and much more: conversational, cutting where needed, gospel-filled, and clear.

The Good News We Almost Forgot has it all: honesty, truth, grace, plain-speaking, encouragement, wisdom, and hope. It may not make you wish you were Dutch—but it should certainly make you feel that being a Christian is the greatest thing in the world, today or any day!

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[2] 5 reasons: http://blogs.thegospelcoalition.org/kevindeyoung/2013/01/18/five-reasons-to-read-the-heidelberg-catechism-this-year/

[3] The Good News We Almost Forgot: Rediscovering the Gospel in a 16th Century Catechism: http://www.wtsbooks.com/product-exec/product_id/6887/?utm_source=jtaylor&utm_medium=jtaylor

[4] here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/tgc-blogs/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/01/12151335/GoodNewsWeAlmostForgot.pdf

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