Book Suggestion November 2012

Suggestion from the Pastor

Training Hearts – Teaching Minds:
Family Devotions Based on the Shorter Catechism

by Starr Meade, Presbyterian & Reformed Publishers

Pastor’s Description

If you are a parent who has struggled with teaching your children from the Westminster Shorter Catechism or if you have given up on such a “daunting” task or if you are not sure of the importance of it at all, Starr Meade has written a very good resource that teaches one question of the catechism per week. Divined into six days of the week, each question is approached from a different perspective every day.  Sunday is left open so that the family can review the questions they had been learning previously.

A brief devotion that combines an exposition of a particular catechism question with the appropriate Scripture upon which the subject is based, this book is ideal as an after dinner devotional or for family time at the end of the day. It will help to encourage your children to ask questions as they dig deeper into the doctrines contained in the Bible and it will help to guide the parents as they try to raise their children to be mature Christians, not “tossed to and from by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. But who grow up in every way … into Christ.” (Eph.4:14-15)

I recommend this book for those parents that wish to ground their children in the faith as well as for individuals that might wish to incorporate the Shorter Catechism into their own devotional time.



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Bill is the founding pastor of Grace & Peace Presbyterian Church (PCA) Prior to beginning this church planting work in the Pottstown area, Bill served as a hospice chaplain and a missionary to Mexico and Jordan. Bill earned his MDiv from Biblical Theological Seminary.