I’ve gone through the Westminster Shorter Catechism with my daughters using the G. I. Williamson book, but my second daughter would like to go through the Heidelberg Catechism. Can anyone suggest a good book for that?
Dear Joel, Here are some good sources: Commentaries on the Heidelberg Catechism | Reformed Books Online Love,
With “Commentaries” in the title, I wouldn’t have expected this little free gem of a family devotional guide in the list.
Also, I didn’t realize GI Williamson had done one on the Heidelberg, too.
Depending on the age, desired length, and the studiousness of your child, I have three suggestions.
This is a good intro, and something that will give some additional thoughts and applications. It’s about two and a half pages per “Lord’s Day” section.
This is Ursinas’s commentary on the Heidelberg, and is very useful (as well as free), although I don’t think it’s necessarily the authoritative interpretation on the catechism. Also, it’s going to be a significantly amount of larger time and effort.
Although I think several of he devotions in it are weak, overall this is a pretty good daily devotional using the Heidelberg Catechism that I’ve gone through in the past. It works well with the already devotional nature of the catechism.