Best Catechisms Books
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1. Catechism of the Catholic Church
Author: by Libreria Editrice Vaticana
Includes the 2018 revision of no. 2267 promulgated by Pope Francis! Here are the essential elements of our faith presented in the most understandable manner, enabling everyone to read and know what the Church professes, celebrates, lives, and prays. This second edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church has been revised in accordance with the official Latin text promulgated by Pope John Paul II in 1997.
It also has been enhanced by the addition of more than 100 pages that feature an analytical index translated from the Latin text and a glossary of terms
2. Catechism of the Catholic Church
Author: by U.S. Catholic Church
Only available for sale in the United States. The essential elements of faith are presented in the most understandable manner, enabling everyone to read and know what the Church professes, celebrates, lives, and prays in her daily life.
3. The New City Catechism: 52 Questions and Answers for Our Hearts and Minds (The Gospel Coalition)
Author: by Kathy Keller
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, 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.
5. Catecismo de la Iglesia Catolica (Spanish Edition)
Author: by U.S. Catholic Church
Here it is – the first new Catechism of the Catholic Church in more than 400 years, a complete summary of what Catholic throughout the world believe in common. This book is the catechism (the word means “instruction”) that will serve as the standarad for all future catechisms.
The Catechism draws on the Bible, the Mass, the Sacraments, Church tradition and teaching, and the lives of saints. It comes with a complete index, footnotes and cross-references for a fuller understanding of every subject. Using the tradition of explaining what the Church believes (the Creed), what she celebrates (the Sacraments), what she lives (the Commandments), and what she prays (the Lord’s Prayer), the Catechism of the Catholic Church offers challenges for believers and answers for all those interested in learning about the mystery of the Catholic faith.
Here is a positive, coherent and contemporary map for our spiritual journey toward transformation. The Catechism of the Catholic Church is, as Pope John Paul II calls it, “a special gift.”
6. Catechism of the Council of Trent
Author: by Catholic Church
The authoritative catechism produced by the Council of Trent and published by order of St. Pius V. Was originally commissioned during the Reformation period, in order to explain the Faith clearly and calmly in the face of Protestant objections. It still serves as an excellent compendium of the Church s traditional life and belief.
7. The Essential Rumi
Author: by Jalal al-Din Rumi
This revised and expanded edition of The Essential Rumi includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks and more than 80 never-before-published poems. Through his lyrical translations, Coleman Barks has been instrumental in bringing this exquisite literature to a remarkably wide range of readers, making the ecstatic, spiritual poetry of thirteenth-century Sufi Mystic Rumi more popular than ever.
The Essential Rumi continues to be the bestselling of all Rumi books, and the definitive selection of his beautiful, mystical poetry.
8. Youcat: Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church
Author: by Cardinal Christoph Schonborn
YOUCAT is short for Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, which will be launched on World Youth Day. Developed with the help of young Catholics and written for high-school age people and young adults, YOUCAT is an accessible, contemporary expression of the Catholic Faith.
The appealing graphic format includes Questions-and-Answers, highly-readable commentary, summary definitions of key terms, Bible citations and inspiring and thought-provoking quotes from Saints and others in the margins. What’s more, YOUCAT is keyed to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, so people can go deeper.
It explains: What Catholics believe and why (doctrine)How Catholics celebrate the mysteries of the faith (sacraments)How Catholics are to live (moral life)How they should pray (prayer and spirituality) The questions are direct and honest, even at times tough; the answers straightforward, relevant, and compelling.
YOUCAT will likely become the “go-to” place for young people to learn the truth about the Catholic faith. Pope Benedict XVI on the YOUCAT project: “Dear young friends! Today I recommend for your reading an unusual book…. Should we not attempt to translate the Catechism of the Catholic Church into the language of young people?
9. Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity
Author: by James Martin
A treasure…A wise and entertaining book that should appeal to the spiritual pilgrim in all of us, no matter what the faith and no matter whether believer or nonbeliever. Chicago TribuneThe New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything and Jesus: A Pilgrimage turns his attention to the relationship between LGBT Catholics and the Church in this loving, inclusive, and revolutionary book.
A powerful call for tolerance, acceptance, and supportand a reminder of Jesus’ message for us to love one another. In this moving and inspiring book, Martin offers a powerful, loving, and much-needed voice in a time marked by anger, prejudice, and divisiveness.
On the day after the Orlando nightclub shooting, James Martin S.J. Posted a video on Facebook in which he called for solidarity with our LGBT brothers and sisters. “The largest mass shooting in US history took place at a gay club and the LGBT community has been profoundly affected,” he began.
He then implored his fellow Catholicsand people everywhereto “stand not only with the people of Orlando but also with their LGBT brothers and sisters.” Father Martin’s post went viral and was viewed more than 1.6 million times. Adapted from an address he gave to New Ways Ministry, a group that ministers to and advocates for LGBT Catholics, Building a Bridge provides a roadmap for repairing and strengthening the bonds that unite all of us as God’s children.
10. The New City Catechism for Kids: Children's Edition (The New City Catechism Curriculum)
Author: by Gospel Coalition
Crossway (June 30, 2018)
The New City Catechism for Kids is a modern-day resource aimed at teaching the core doctrines of the Christian faith to children ages 411. This 64-page booklet contains each of the 52 easy-to-understand questions and short answers found in The New City Catechism designed to help children understand who God is and what he has done.
With answers that are short enough for children to read, understand, and memorize, this low-cost booklet is designed for bulk distribution and is ideally suited for Sunday school classes, Christian schools, and homeschooling families. This resource is sold both individually and as part of the curriculum kit.
11. Compendium : Catechism of the Catholic Church
Author: by United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Only available for sale in the United States. This 200-page volume offers a clear synopsis of the essential contents of the faith as promulgated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church in 598 questions and answers.
12. St. Joseph Baltimore Catechism (No. 1): Official Revised Edition (St. Joseph Catecisms)
Author: by Bennet Kelley
Catholic Book Publishing
The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism (No. 1) from Catholic Book Publishing contains the revised text of the official Baltimore Catechism (No. 1) in a user-friendly format and design. Written for children in Grades 3, 4, and 5, this book explains Catholic doctrine with the aid of many exclusive features, including many pictures to help children understand each lesson.
Extensive use of Sacred Scripture demonstrates the basis of Catholic doctrine and brings it to life. This book combines a contemporary viewpoint and language with a solid time-tested exposition of Catholic Church teachings.
13. To Be a Christian: An Anglican Catechism (Approved Edition)
Author: by J.I. Packer
Catechesis is an ancient practice of Christian disciple making that uses a simple question-and-answer format to instruct new believers and church members in the core beliefs of Christianity. To Be a Christian, by J.I. Packer and a team of other Anglican leaders, was written to renew this oft-forgotten tradition for today’s Christians.
With over 360 questions and answers, plus Scripture references to support each teaching, this catechism covers the full range of Christian doctrine and life, drawing from the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, the Ten Commandments, and other important doctrinal summaries. Clear, concise, and conversational, this resource was written for all believers who seek to be grounded more deeply in the truth of God’s Word.
14. The New-England Primer: The Original 1777 Edition
Author: by John Cotton
John Cotton penned his primer and catechesism in the 1600s, but the Puritans brought it with them when they came to America, where it it flourished. Indeed, one of our earliest copies available is this facsimile version from 1777, which was sub-titled, “Improved for The More Easy Attaining the True Reading of English.” Witness in this careful reproduction how seamlessly the teaching of literacy in the colonies was with teaching of Christianity.
Many reproductions of this primer are small and hard to read, but this edition has slightly increased the size of the text so that it is more readable. As with any facsimile, all the flaws will by definition be retained.
On the same measure, all the aspects that made the work great remain, too.
15. Our Catholic Faith: Living What We Believe
Author: by Michael Pennock
Ave Maria Press
( 2012) This textbook has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Our Catholic Faith: Living What We Believe offers a general overview of the Catholic faith as outlined by the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and is designed for use in an introductory Catholic high school theology course.
Because students enter Catholic high school with diverse catechetical instruction and formation experiences, a primary objective of this text is to get students up to speed early in their high school careers. Students are challenged to accept Jesus, commit themselves to him through the Church, and to live lives of loving service.
This revised edition of Our Catholic Faith includes several new elements: Profiles of Faith: Each chapter includes a profile of a saint or contemporary Christian hero. Application ideas and suggested further reading are also included. Explaining the Faith: Q&As about the Catholic faith based on the USCCB High School Curriculum Framework are scattered throughout the text.