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(English) The New City Catechism Devotional

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In centuries past, the church used catechisms to teach foundational Christian doctrines. In today’s world of shifting beliefs, this communal practice of learning biblical truth via questions and answers is more needed than ever before.

Seeking to restore this ancient method of teaching to the regular life of the church, The New City Catechism Devotional is a gospel-centered, modern-day resource that not only summarizes important Christian beliefs through fifty-two questions and answers but also helps readers be transformed by those doctrines.

Each question features a relevant Scripture reading, a short prayer, and a devotional commentary written by contemporary pastors (including John Piper, Timothy Keller, Don Carson, and Kevin DeYoung) and historical figures (such as Augustine, John Calvin, Martin Luther, and many others). Designed for use in a variety of contexts, The New City Catechism Devotional is a valuable resource for helping believers learn and meditate on the doctrines that stand at the heart of the Christian faith.

Language

While the majority of the world speaks and communicates in local languages, globalization has created one major stream of communication—English. It is the official language of 53 nations (one-fourth of the world), and it is estimated that another billion people speak it as their second language. Nearly 1,742,600,000 are able to access, read, and comprehend resources in the English language. That’s more than 1 out of 5 people in the world! 

While we continue to pursue translation into key languages, many times it is more cost effective to make English resources available to pastors, seminaries, and those who train church leaders. Global English is vital for equipping Christian leaders with selected biblical works. 

Geography of the Language 

Global—All Continents
50+ Countries Use English

Global English Demographics

11% First Language English Speakers
24% Comprehend, Read and have Access to English
99% Literacy Rate
6.89% English-Proficient Protestants

(Ethnologue, Joshua Project)

Endorsements

“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

“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, cross-cultural worker and author of The Pastor's Wife, Missional Motherhood, and Alive in Him

“Looking through The New City Catechism Devotional, I am moved….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

“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, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention; author, Onward

Project Details


Resource Title:  The New City Catechism Devotional
Language: English
Format: Soft Cover
Page Numbers: 250
Project Cost: $7,840.00

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