Training Hearts, Teaching Minds
Family Devotions Based on the Shorter Catechism
A book that provides all the following tools:
~ Aids memorization by devoting six days per question
~ Explains the catechism in simple language
~ Provides six different meditations on the main points of each question
~ Includes key Scripture readings
~ Takes just a few minutes each day, allowing time for discussion and review
~ Usable for teaching in home, church, or classroom
Material for a Full Year
Without a doubt, this is one of our most treasured books. It contains brief devotions for use in family worship that comprehensively cover a full year!
Author Starr Meade, a teacher of Bible and Latin at Redeemer Christian School in Mesa, Arizona, is well-versed in directing children’s ministries and teaching children the Word of God. That background has equipped her for writing a superbly helpful volume in Training Hearts, Teaching Minds.
The book opens up one question per week from the Westminster Shorter Catechism. But this is not first and foremost a study guide of that catechism – rather, it is theologically rich devotions from Scripture, starting with catechism questions to lead into biblical doctrine. The brief readings point parents to related Scriptures and suggest questions to ask children so they may consider what God’s Word says about that doctrinal theme. At the same time, the Scripture readings are guided by the Catechism. This gives parents and children a well-rounded Biblical system of faith and practice. The strength of this book is that it helpfully blends catechism learning with Scripture reading.
“The supply of practical guides to the catechism, for passing the faith on to our children, falls short of the demand. Starr Meade helps to close that significant gap. I heartily recommend this book.”
— Michael Scott Horton, Professor of Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary, San Diego, California. Host of The White Horse Inn radio broadcast.
About the Author
Starr Meade was director of children’s ministries in her church for ten years and taught Bible and Latin classes in Christian schools. She is also the author of Comforting Hearts, Teaching Minds.