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Westminster Larger Catechism with Scripture Proofs
Westminster Larger Catechism with Scripture Proofs

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Publisher: Crown & Covenant Publications
Binding: Hardcover, cloth
Pages: 240 pp

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Product Code: DS150

The Larger Catechism is a great way to study biblical truths. Carefully written by the Westminster Divines in the 17th century, the catechism covers basic theology in a timeless and systematic manner, offering Scripture verses after each question for biblical study. This edition is thoughtfully typeset for pleasurable reading and study. Its 4 x 6-inch size makes it easy to carry to your study group or a coffee shop.

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Glad for a new version of a venerable classic June 18, 2019
Reviewer: Rutledge Etheridge from Beaver Falls, PA United States  
Full Disclosure:  I received a copy of this edition in exchange for an honest review.
I'm glad for this edition, primarily for the opportunities it creates for human flourishing based on divine truth.  
Catechism-based learning provides personal entry into an historical community with roots reaching to the Garden and whose heart is her eternal Savior.  Christ is Scripture's central focus and the WLC helps to clarify our vision of the whole counsel of God.  It's thrilling to think what spiritual growth might be seen based on this new volume.  
A bit "boxy" in physical size and shape,  the new edition I received from C and C is user-friendly in size and in the clarity of the text and layout.  Dr. Nathan Eshelman's introduction tells readers of the WLC's essential nature and value, as well as the remarkable history behind its composition.  Eshelman notes that the WLC is "overwhelmingly underappreciated."  I'm happy for any, and for this, effort to mitigate that malady.

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A huge stone left unturned June 17, 2019
Reviewer: Maegan  
I was initially quite excited when I saw this edition of the WLC from C & C as I needed a “gift quality” book for graduating seniors over the summer and to use as a devotional for my homeschool co-op students this fall. After doing some investigation I realized with disappointment that the cross references are not properly noted/numbered in this edition but are presented in a block so that the reader cannot tell for sure which proof texts go with a particular word or phrase within the often lengthy catechism answers. Perhaps once this printing sells out the book could be typeset  again to make this Larger Catechism more helpful to the reader. I will be buying another edition from another publisher with proper proof text notation.

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A Larger Catechism for Devotional Meditation June 17, 2019
Reviewer: Hau Tzeng Au Yeong from Singapore, XXXX Singapore  
This outstanding new Crown and Covenant publication presents the Larger Catechism by itself (except with an easy-to-read introduction with just enough information to whet your appetite) and in an attractive hard-cover binding and with large, pretty fonts which are characteristic of devotional books. Most numbered questions and answers together with Bible-verse references fill up one or two pages on this almost-pocket-size book, with a few exceptions spilling over into three pages.
I heartily recommend this beautifully produced hardcover for those who would like to explore the rich theological heritage of the Reformed tradition and would like a more inviting presentation of its content.

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A Beutifully Inviting Book! May 28, 2019
Reviewer: William Boekestein from Kalamazoo, MI United States  
Sheepish confession: I have always used the Westminster Larger Catechism as a reference book. It is packed with biblical wisdom on a breadth of important subjects. It is one of my top go-to resources for matters of faith and practice. And I have quoted it often. But I've never really read it.
I'm probably not alone in having never thought to read it like a devotional book.
This new edition changed that for me.
Crown and Covenant made all the right calls on the physical details of this book. The introduction is brief and informative. Each Q/A gets its own page. The font size is inviting. The pages are thick. The cloth cover is attractive. And the bookmark suggests a save-your-spot reading approach.
Get this book and read the Larger Catechism in a whole new way.

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FAQs About the Bible and the Christian Faith May 14, 2019
Reviewer: Irene Huizing from Orange, CA United States  
I am very excited about this new edition of the Westminster Larger Catechism. The Bible is our spiritual nourishment--and it’s also very long and we have many questions as we read it. Why is the Mediator called Jesus? Why does the Mediator have to be God? And Man? And both? What do we have to do to obey the Ten Commandments? Are some sins worse than others? Can all true believers be assured of their salvation? What is our purpose in life?

The Larger Catechism is an excellent guide to FAQs about the Bible. In the introduction, Nathan Eshelman writes that “In many ways, the Westminster Larger Catechism is the buried treasure of global presbyterianism: it is the chest of coin or the precious vessel that lay relatively untouched and unsought for nearly half a millennia.” Clearly an historian at heart, he fills us in with the rich history of this important volume, as well as with the use of catechisms throughout history.

I highly recommend this excellent resource.

Irene Huizing

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