Terry Johnson, Catechizing Our Children: the Whys and Hows of Teaching the Shorter Catechism Today (Banner of Truth, 2013). Perhaps the greatest inducement to reading this book comes from a letter that the author received from a grieving mother: “To my shame (and detriment) we never taught our children catechism, and I believe this is a huge part of the reason why they are in their wasteland abyss of a life now. Not just learning of doctrinal points, but the time we could have spent with them, and them seeing how important these things were to us. What a sweet time lost… I want to shout it from the mountain tops, ‘Parents, please, please, please teach your children the catechisms.’” (p. 71) Johnson’s book will help you do it.
Catharine J. Stewart, ed., Letters to Pastor’s Wives: When Seminary Ends and Ministry Begins (P&R, 2013). The women who contributed to this volume aren’t well known, on the whole. That’s one of the great things about this book Continue reading