In the early church converts underwent one to three years of teaching, called catechesis, leading up to their baptism. Sadly, the practice of catechizing adults to any degree has declined to the point of ceasing altogether in most of today’s churches. To Be a Christian—An Anglican Catechism aims to correct this. It is meant as a tool for all comers—the adult inquirer, the new convert, and the longtime believer seeking deeper grounding in the full reality of Christian faith and life. Essential Christian instruction is presented in today’s language, drawing on the three traditional foundations of catechesis: The Apostles’ Creed, The Lord’s Prayer, and the Ten Commandments. This catechism includes more than 360 Questions & Answers with practical applications—all in simple modern English. Each section begins with an explanation especially intended for those with no prior knowledge of Christianity.
To Be a Christian was written by a team of theologians and teachers led by J.I.Packer and Joel Scandrett, with the aim of presenting an in-depth but accessible articulation of the Christian faith, which would comprehend the various theological schools within Anglicanism.
Although written from within the Anglican tradition, it will also prove to be a resource for Christians in other traditions.
This superb special edition features genuine leather, gold foil stamping on the cover, gilt-edge pages, ribbon bookmark, and a presentation page.