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  • ISBN: 978-0-8024-58407
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Page Count: 240
  • Publisher: Moody Press

The Good News we Almost Forgot: Rediscovering the Gospel in a 16th Century Catechism (Kevin DeYoung)

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If there is “nothing new under the sun” then perhaps the main task now facing the Western church is not to reinvent or be relevant, but to remember. The truth of the gospel is still contained within vintage faith statements. Within creeds and catechisms we can have our faith strengthened, our knowledge broadened, and our love for Jesus deepened.

In The Good News We Almost Forgot, Kevin DeYoung explores the Heidelberg Catechism and writes 52 brief chapters on what he has learned from it. The Heidelberg is largely a commentary on the Apostle’s Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord’s Prayer and the book deals with man’s guilt, God’s grace, and believers’ gratitude. The result is a clear-headed, warm-hearted exploration of the faith, simple enough for young believers and deep enough for mature believers!

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The Good News we Almost Forgot

Rediscovering the Gospel in a 16th Century Catechism 

If there is “nothing new under the sun” then perhaps the main task now facing the Western church is not to reinvent or be relevant, but to remember. The truth of the gospel is still contained within vintage faith statements. Within creeds and catechisms we can have our faith strengthened, our knowledge broadened, and our love for Jesus deepened.

In The Good News We Almost Forgot, Kevin DeYoung explores the Heidelberg Catechism and writes 52 brief chapters on what he has learned from it. The Heidelberg is largely a commentary on the Apostle’s Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord’s Prayer and the book deals with man’s guilt, God’s grace, and believers’ gratitude. The result is a clear-headed, warm-hearted exploration of the faith, simple enough for young believers and deep enough for mature believers.

As DeYoung writes, “The gospel summarized in the Heidelberg Catechism is glorious, it’s Christ gracious, it’s comfort rich, it’s Spirit strong, it’s God Sovereign, and it’s truth timeless.”

Come and see how your soul can be warmed by the elegantly and logically laid out doctrine that matters most: We are great sinners and Christ is a greater Savior!

About the Author

Kevin DeYoung (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina. He serves as a council member at the Gospel Coalition and blogs at DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed. He is assistant professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte) and a PhD candidate at the University of Leicester. He is the author of several books, including Just Do SomethingCrazy Busy; and The Biggest Story. Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have seven children.

Contents

Introduction: Hide and Seek and the Heidelberg

  1. Comfort, Comfort My People, Says Your God
  2. Misery Loves Company
  3. It’s Really that Bad
  4. We Love Justice, and So Does God
  5. Yet Not Two, but One
  6. The Substitute Who Satisfies
  7. True Faith
  8. The Most Important Doctrine you Never Think About
  9. Your Father is God
  10. All Things Come from His Hand
  11. What’s in a Name?
  12. The Christened One
  13. His Son and Our Lord
  14. Vital Virginity
  15. A Suffering Servant for the Sheep
  16. Death and Hell
  17. The Resurrection’s Relevance
  18. The Forgotten Ending
  19. Return of the King
  20. The Divine, Comforting, Always and Forever Holy Spirit
  21. Church of the Reckoned Righteous
  22. Better than the Day Before
  23. The Granddaddy of Them All
  24. Achieving Low Self-Esteem
  25. Visible Signs of Invisible Grace
  26. Clean! Clean!
  27. Vivacious Baby Baptizing
  28. “As Surely”
  29. A Real Presence?
  30. The Lord’s Supper and the Mass: How Wide the Divide?
  31. The Keys of the Kingdom
  32. Shall We Sin that Grace may Abound?
  33. Dying Away and Coming to Life
  34. Delighting in the Law and in the Lord
  35. A Picture is not Always Worth a Thousand Words
  36. Out of the Heart the Mouth Speaks
  37. Are Oaths Always Wrong?
  38. A Festive Day of Rest
  39. Coming of Age and Respecting Authority
  40. Getting Away with Murder
  41. Swords for the Fight Against Lust
  42. Justice and Generosity
  43. It Hurts so Good
  44. Covetous or Content?
  45. The Why, How, What of Prayer
  46. The Indispensable Fatherhood of God
  47. First Things First
  48. The Kingdom and the King
  49. Willing and Walking
  50. Prayerlessness Is Unbelief
  51. Getting it and Giving it Away
  52. “This is Sure to Be!”

Epilogue: The Crust and the Core

Appendix: Does the Heidelberg Catechism Forbid Homosexual Behavior?

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