Released in the UK November 2020
Released in the US November 2020
Trade paperback | 256 Pages
9781527105881 • £8.99 $12.99
BISAC – REL009000
Lengthy, heavy, theological tomes have their place, but sometimes we need a simple way of understanding the doctrine that is central to our faith. The Westminster Shorter Catechism is designed to do just that. Randall Greenwald takes the question and answer format that it follows and, in short chapters, encourages us to dig for the gold that is to be found in its pages. Read, and be enriched.
Randall Greenwald pastors Covenant Presbyterian Church in Oviedo, Florida, and is a guest lecturer at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. A graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary, he previously wrote the family worship guide ‘As for My House’. He and his wife Barb have six children and many grandchildren.
The Shorter Catechism is one of those ‘treasures in the attic,’ as the late Dr. Hughes Old called them, that in more recent years have been re-discovered, brought down into the living room, dusted off, and re-utilized. It is a classic tool for parents who wish to transmit the content and reality of their faith to their children. Part of the dusting off process includes fresh expositions addressed to the living situation of the present generation. Randall Greenwald has done the church the favor of providing that fresh exposition. It will prove to be an effective aid to parents and Sunday school teachers who wish to communicate the gospel to the young people of today.
Terry L. Johnson
Senior Pastor, Independent Presbyterian Church, Savannah, Georgia
... brings the deep, rich, biblical and reformed theology of the 17th century Westminster Shorter Catechism to life in the 21st century in a way that is warm, inviting, accessible, conversational and centered in Christ and the gospel of saving and transforming grace.
Mark L. Dalbey
President, Covenant Theological Seminary, Creve Coeur, Missouri
Finally a book of theology and the Reformed faith that won’t bore the reader to death. This is a book that will be such an incredible tool for small study groups, leadership training and laypeople who are often looking for an understandable and useful guide to the Christian faith.
Founder of Key Life Network and Bible teacher on the national radio program ‘Key Life’
As a professional writer and editor, I’ve been consistently impressed by the quality of Randy’s writing; I’m also struck by his deep theological knowledge, and how it’s paired with genuine pastoral concern for those around him. This is a project that requires writing chops, theological acumen and a pastor’s heart. Randy’s got them all.
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