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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.


This theological famine relief project includes working with many foreign publishing partners to translate and make the New City Catechism Devotional available in both print in these ten languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Hindi,  Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Telugu. Ebook editions and print-on-demand editions will also be provided where possible. If the Lord provides a total goal of $100,000, it will go to help provide as many as 70,000 copies in 10 languages for church leaders around the world.


“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

GIVING GOAL:  $50,000 with a $50,000 matching grant

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Crossway is a not-for-profit Christian ministry that exists to proclaim the gospel through publishing in order to, by God's grace: Assist individual Christians and the church in growing in knowledge and understanding of the Christian life.