If you’re serious about teaching your children a solid Biblical theology, going through a catechism is a great starting point! Whether you’re teaching from a 1689 London Baptist Confession or a Westminster Confession, a catechism will benefit your children and your family tremendously.
Deuteronomy 11:19 says:
19 Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
When my husband first introduced me to the idea of doing catechism, I initially thought it would be too much for kids to remember but boy was I wrong! My kid’s brains soak these Biblical truths up so quick it’s incredible! Even my 2.5-year-old can do this! It’s good for me as a parent too because it’s helping me too!
If you’re new to doing catechism with your children here is an excellent book to help you with this endeavor.
Training Young Hearts for Christ: Opening up the Reformed Catechisms for the Entire Family
Training Young Hearts for Christ offers helpful insights into some of Christianity’s most cherished catechisms by presenting gospel truths to a young and modern generation in plain language that makes this complex subject easily understood.
Now, let’s check out these must-have children’s catechism books, shall we?
Training Hearts, Teaching Minds: Family Devotions Based on the Shorter Catechism
Training Hearts, Teaching Minds, is a book of daily readings and aids memorization by devoting six days and meditations to each question. It explains the catechism in simple language, includes key Scripture readings, and takes just a few moments each day, allowing time for discussion and review.
My First Book of Questions And Answers
My First Book of Questions and Answers helps to explain the Christian faith to young children in bite-sized chunks using 114 profound questions and answers, backed by scripture proofs, and provides an invaluable tool to get you started.
The Young Baptist’s Catechism
The Young Baptist’s Catechism, taken from the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689, is written in a question-and-answer format and is a wonderful guide that will introduce young children to the historic Reformed faith.
The Children’s Catechism
The Children’s Catechism is a Bible verse memory system designed to help believers and their families to learn the Word of God in a systematic and thoughtful way.
Westminster Shorter Catechism For Kids
The Westminster Shorter Catechism For Kids series explores the Westminster Shorter Catechism on a level that children can easily understand. These convenient and easy-to-use worksheets help children learn the Westminster Shorter Catechism and also understand and apply it to everyday Christian life.
Truth & Grace Memory Books
The Truth And Grace Memory Books is a help to those striving to raise young children in the Lord. It contains a historic Baptist catechism called A Catechism for Boys and Girls. There are also suggested Scripture memory, hymns, bible that serve to strengthen children to love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength.
Catechism For Young Children
The Catechism For Young Children is a great introduction for children, ages 2 through 4 with helping in teaching your children the basic categories of biblical Christianity.
Children’s Gospel Catechism
The Children’s Gospel Catechism includes colorful illustrations, scripture references, and question and answer that have been prayerfully designed to introduce children to foundational truths of the great Gospel of Jesus Christ.
A Catechism For Boys & Girls
A Catechism For Boys & Girls is FREE and is a simple catechism that is very helpful for teaching young children to understand and remember the basic truths of the Christian faith.
I’m always amazed at the amount of information my kids can repeat back to me when we do catechism. Especially when we’re not doing catechism and questions and answers happen naturally. I know it’s the Lord working in their little hearts!
Is there a catechism book not listed here that you love? Comment below, I’d love to learn about it!