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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Book Review: Starr Meade - Comforting Hearts, Teaching Minds

http://www.starrmeade.com/wp-content/uploads/comforting-hearts-cover-large.jpgOne of the biggest problems in the church is a lack of knowledge. The Bible says that God's people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge. There is an old saying that "ignorance is bliss". That is true more times than not. If there is a lack of knowledge, people's beliefs are driven by peer pressure, emotion, and the like. Our belief system should come from the Bible. If we are ignorant of it's contents, we are just guessing at truth.

Meade helps us learn from The Heidelberg Catechism what the Bible teaches in a variety of subjects. If you have never heard of a catechism, it is like an easy to understand Systematic Theology. It was written to be memorized. It takes the form of questions and answers.

Compared to other catechisms, the Heidelberg Catechism is very warm and personable. Most questions ask what has happened to you personally.

This book is geared toward Children and teens, but would also be of great benefit to adults. When it comes to Bible knowledge, most adults are just as unprepared as children. This book would also be a great family time study. It is set up in 52 sections for a year long study.

It takes us through every major doctrine in the Bible. It ends with the ten commandments.

I wished my parents had a tool like this available when I was a child.

I highly recommend it and give it a 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book, free of charge, from P&R Publishing Company and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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