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Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation - 2017 Visual Edition

by Luther, Martin

Item #: 223219 / 2019 / Hardback / 368 Pages


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When Martin Luther paired simple graphics with the profound teachings of the Small Catechism, it was nothing short of revolutionary. He presented families with a handbook for learning, thinking, and speaking about the Christian faith. 

Five hundred years later, we revisit Luther's ideas with the visual format of Luther's Small Catechism with Explanation, 2017 edition. Presented in an easy-to-navigate format with colorful spreads, engaging illustrations, charts, and callouts, this accessible, open-design layout lets you experience the catechism like never before. 

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Luthers Small Catechism Visual Edition

There are three major sections of the visual format. The full text of the Small Catechism is included with each part presented on two-page spreads. The 2017 Synodical Explanation is presented with the colors and overall themes of each chief part matching the two-page Small Catechism spread in the opening pages. Illustrations, lists, and iconography aid in learning.

The Appendix provides a series of essays and lists that relate to Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation, including reference materials and indexes. The Visual format gives you new and exciting ways to engage with the timeless truths of the faith at home, on your own, and with others.

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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amazing resource for kids!!!!

Every evening when we have our family devotions, we give our 5 year old the option of how he'd like to start; bible story, devotion, or catechism. ever since we grabbed the visual edition, he always asks for catechism first. He explains the pictures to us, and sometimes he sees stuff we didn't even think about. Did I mention that he's 5? Do yourself a favor and compliment this book with Portals of "Prayer for Kids" and "My First Bible Storybook." Your kid will look forward to devotions every night.

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Great resource for home or school

I am a middle school teacher and a mom with two daughters. It's difficult to find a catechism that works well for family devotions with a 1st grader and a 7th grader! I love that there are illustrations to introduce new sections. This is not a "picture book" - it is fully a catechism with illustrations added. The spiral format makes it easy to keep flat and the larger type print makes it easy to use. I love that there are more family devotion-type sections in the book with Bible verses, catechism teaching, and hymn suggestions. A unique and versatile resource for home or Lutheran school classroom!

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Luther's Small Catechism

This is very nicely organized and user friendly.

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