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Luther's Small Catechism with Explanation - 2017 Spiral Bound Edition

by Luther, Martin

Item #: 223214 / 2018 / Spiral Bound / 432 Pages


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The Spiral Bound format of Luther's Small Catechism with Explanation, 2017 Edition contains the same text as the hardback format, but with ample room for note-taking. The spiral binding allows for the catechism to layflat for ease of use. 

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About the 2017 Edition of Luther's Small Catechism with Explanation

Written by Martin Luther in 1529, the Small Catechism provides a brief, clear summary of God’s Word on the essentials of the Christian faith. In question-and-answer format, it explores the Six Chief Parts of Christian Doctrine and includes daily prayers, a table of duties for Christians in their various callings, and a guide for Christians as they prepare to receive Holy Communion.

An explanation designed to help readers understand and apply Luther’s Small Catechism has accompanied editions of the catechism since the early days of Lutheranism. The 2017 edition offers an updated and expanded explanation, tackling issues prevalent in our culture today. With 374 questions and 1142 Scripture references, the new Explanation provides more biblical teaching and devotional aids than ever before. The Bible text included in the Explanation is from the English Standard Version (ESV).

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Luther's Small Catechism with Explanation - 2017 Spiral Bound Edition

by Luther, Martin

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Good resource, needs work

The overall layout is great but the one weakness is the design of the spiral binding. Within a couple days of use, the back cover was coming off the spine and then began to tear and couldn't be worked back on the binding.

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Visual faith resource!

I bought this for our family devotions. I love how it lays flat and there is plenty of space to take notes or doodle. After each page, one of my children has the opportunity to draw in the margin what they think of when we read that section. This gives them the chance to participate in "visual faith journaling". This would also be perfect for church Bible study groups so you can take notes or for youth confirmation class - my family has many catechisms through the years that were underlined, highlighted, and notes written on the pages. Now there is a book with lines on the margin to make it easier!

Almost Great

I love the format, especially the ability to have a large area for note taking. This is almost a must have for Confirmation or Catechism classes. However, I think, it will show road wear more easily than the hardcover version. Especially the cover. So just be extra careful with it. I have both.

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Bethlehem Lutheran
Be aware that it is softcover.

I am happy with the book, but did not realize that the cover would be basically glossy cardstock. I would have given it a five-star if the cover was more firm.

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