The Westminster Shorter Catechism: For Study Classes

by G. I. Williamson

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This book is useful for teaching the Shorter Catechism in group settings like small groups or Sunday Schools. Each question has 3-5 pages of content, covering the main scripture and issues surrounding it. Illustrations tend to be geared toward children, but the content can be easily modified for use by adults.

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

by Starr Meade

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This book is intended for use by families as a devotional, based on the shorter catechism.

It’s well-suited for older kids; ages 10 and up. However, with some effort, each entry can be modified for use by younger kids.

The Westminster Shorter Catechism in Modern English

by Douglas F. Kelly and Philip B. Rollinson

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This 24 page booklet updates the language of the original Shorter Catechism to modern day usage, and enables easy understanding, memorization, and study of the catechism.

WSCinME is based on this version of the catechism.

Rediscovering Catechism: The Art of Equipping Covenant Children

by Donald Van Dyken

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“A contribution to the renaissance of catechism. It investigates the meaning and history of catechizing, and outlines practical considerations and steps for productive catechizing.”

This book started Scott on the path of catechizing his children, and ultimately of setting the Shorter Catechism to music.

The Westminster Confession of Faith For Study Classes

by G.I. Williamson

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“The Westminster Confession of Faith is an unsurpassed summary of biblical truth and should be familiar ground to people of Reformed and Presbyterian conviction. For decades, G. I. Williamson's guide to the Confession has been an invaluable resource used in churches and colleges throughout the world.”

The Shorter Catechism is intended to briefly teach the doctrine contained in the Confession. Studying the Confession itself can be a helpful tool in understanding the Catechism.

The System of Theology Contained in the Westminster Shorter Catechism

by A.A. Hodge, J. Aspinwall Hodge

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A good summary of the catechism.

The Westminster Larger Catechism

by Johannes G. Vos, edited by G.I. Williamson

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“The Larger Catechism, so rich in biblical teaching, has been long neglected, even by conservative presbyterians who embrace it as one of their three standards. This commentary, written in the mid-twentieth century, is being published in book-form for the first time, to encourage the catechism’s increased use and study.”

Because the Larger Catechism supplements the Shorter Catechism on such topics as the church and the means of grace, presbyterians will find it a rewarding resource.