A Brief Book Notice from Books at a Glance
The Westminster Standards are more than 370 years old, and yet they are undiminished in their importance for the people of God. Why this separate issue of the Shorter Catechism? It is intended to encourage both young and old to read and memorize the sound teaching to be found here. The Catechism covers the teaching found in the Apostles Creed (included at the end of the Catechism), the Lord’s Prayer and the Ten Commandments. As Kevin Bidwell says of the first question and answer (Q1. What is the chief end of man? Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.), is “the product of collective genius and provides the best description of the Christian life that I have ever come across.” This version of the Shorter Catechism is very lightly modernized, and contains the full Bible references of the original. This version also appears in The Westminster Standards in Modern English by Kevin Bidwell.
About the Author
Kevin Bidwell is the minister of Sheffield Presbyterian Church, England.
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The Westminster Shorter Catechism