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The New City Catechism Devotional
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"Looking through The New City Catechism Devotional, I am moved. This new teaching tool is more than interesting; it is stirring. Why? Because it makes glorious theology readily accessible to us all. We can stand against the man-centered worldview coming at us only with an alternative, God-centered worldview, a total seeing of reality with new eyes. Piecemeal theology will not help us. But a comprehensive theology can strengthen us for our times. The task of teaching that new worldview just became easier for every pastor, every parent, and every teacher, thanks to The New City Catechism. It is a significant step forward in the gospel resurgence of our times." -Ray Ortlund, lead pastor, Immanuel Church, Nashville, Tennessee; council member, The Gospel Coalition; president, Renewal Ministries; author, Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel "Simply written, accessibly presented, and with a wealth of wisdom from different cultures and centuries, this devotional does not just teach God's Word-it delights in it. All Christians would benefit from considering these questions and reflecting on the answers." -Andrew Wilson, pastor, Kings Church Eastbourne, East Sussex; author, If God, Then What? and Unbreakable "If the word catechism makes your eye twitch, twitch no more. The New City Catechism Devotional offers teachers, parents, and those young in their faith a tool that communicates basic doctrine in fifty-two straightforward steps. Harmonizing wisdom from voices both ancient and modern, it invites us to methodically internalize the categories by which we understand our faith, reechoing the good news for a new generation of believers. I am grateful for this resource." -Jen Wilkin, author, Women of the Word and None Like Him; bible teacher "One of the best ways to use our time in this age is to pass on our faith to others. I am always on the lookout for ways to help me in my effort in explaining Christianity to my children and my neighbors. If you have longed for more confidence in answering spiritual questions while staying faithful to the Word of God, then catechetical instruction will help you tremendously. If you yourself are the one asking the questions, look no further. The New City Catechism Devotional is perhaps the most concise and accessible resource I have read-the questions are immediately relevant in every culture, the language is easily understood or translatable, and the brilliance of the gospel radiates in every page." -Gloria Furman, author, The Pastor's Wife; Missional Motherhood; and Alive in Him "The New City Catechism Devotional is a beautifully written, gospel-focused guide to Christian life and doctrine. This catechism is just as useful in family devotions or in workplace discipleship as in the pulpit or in church small groups." -Russell D. Moore, president, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention "I have used catechisms as both a pastor and a father, and have some familiarity with a number of catechisms old and new, but I've never seen anything like this. The New City Catechism Devotional is unique in many ways. As the title indicates, this little book can serve as both a catechism and a devotional, and it fills both roles very well. The theological breadth and depth of the devotional writers is perhaps the book's greatest asset, a strength enhanced by the wide variety of trusted older writers quoted in the brief commentary that follows each catechism question. Designed to accommodate both Baptist and paedobaptist contexts, it can be used by individuals, families, and churches. Personal devotions, family worship, or classes for new Christians, new church members, or established church members would all be ideal settings for The New City Catechism Devotional. I hope it enjoys a widespread acceptance and implementation." -Donald S. Whitney, professor of biblical spirituality, associate dean of the School of Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; author, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life and Family Worship "Catechisms have proved to be some of the greatest tools the church can employ for teaching and propagating the Christian faith. Yet, despite its rich tradition and history of fruitfulness, catechesis has become an all-too-neglected practice today. The New City Catechism seeks to revive this practice and add to its long history. In these pages, students of Christ will find not only The New City Catechism, but also rich devotions for their souls to feed upon. These commentaries (written by gifted preachers of today and those of previous ages), heartfelt prayers, and the theological precision of The New City Catechism will benefit all saints seeking to grow in their love and knowledge of God and his truth." -Jason Helopoulos, associate pastor, University Reformed Church, East Lansing, Michigan; author, A Neglected Grace; The New Pastor's Handbook; and Let the Children Worship

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Collin Hansen (MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) serves as the editorial director for the Gospel Coalition. He previously worked as an associate editor for Christianity Today magazine and coedits the Cultural Renewal series with Tim Keller. He and his wife belong to Redeemer Community Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and he serves on the advisory board of Beeson Divinity School. You can follow him on Twitter at @collinhansen. TIMOTHY KELLER is founder and pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York. He is the best-selling author of The Prodigal God and The Reason for God.

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