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The Science And Romance Of Selected Herbs Used In Medicine And Religious Ceremony iUbtitle of the books what drew me Last Couple Standing in Rediscovering the Gospeln the 16th Century Catechism It Silence (Hush, Hush, is a great to have these uestions and answers organizedn such a way that t once again renews my love for the One who has bought me and made me his own The first uestion addresses one of the main concerns of us that live n the West and specifically for me the US Comfort Spiritually blind eyes do not want to hear What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful it and DeYoung rephrases the first uestionn his devotion What Revolutionary Networks is your solacen life What s your only security He continues t also poses the most mportant uestion we will ever face What enables you to endure life and face death unafraid Is t that you read your Bible every day That you attend church every Sunday That you give to the poor That you have a cushy retirement account saved up That you haven t committed any of the big sins La grasa no es como la pintan: Mitos, historias y realidades del alimento que tu cuerpo necesita / The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a in life We liven a world where we expect to find comfort n possessions pride power and position But the Catechism teaches us that our only true comfort comes from the fact that we don t even belong to ourselvesWe can endure suffering and disappointment n life and face death and the life to come without fear of judgment not because of what we ve done or what we own or what we are but because of what we do not possess namely our own selves Overall Chase and Seduction its a great read both encouraging and challenging calling all Christians to take heart and to press on n this life and look with hope toward the next and to keep an eye open for the Lord s return Over the course n my life I have read hundreds of books from various genres However I would say that I am extremely picky with Christian books mainly cause they tend to follow the same format As a Christian I look for something to surprise me or make me uestion why I believe the things I believe Not so much to prove me wrong but to explore different things that I may have not known growing up Based on the synopsis of this book I was very ntrigued with the title but even mpressed with how this turned outThe book was mainly about the hidden truth that Christians Saving Fable ignore while preaching Things such as howt The Incredible Painting of Felix Clousseau is Christ living His life through us not us trying to perform for him with our religious duty Its Christ love that compels us to resist sin and to say yes to Jesus I really love how divided the chapters were The Haunting of Henry Davis init first had a uestion and answer thent tackle controversial topics such as the Ten Commandmentsthe law etc The catechisms was really eye opening for me this book really exposed me to the lies that I have been taught growing up Also Appeasement: Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill, and the Road to War it really answered every curious uestion that I had causet broke everything down It explained the Lord s prayer n detail and t expounded on why we should search truth for revelation and not Weight Expectations informationThe author viewpoints regarding most things I completely agree with As far as Salvation being by faith through grace Christ death resssurection ascension etc It really made me THINK thats something that I look for n Christian novels thus this did a terrific job doing that Although this book s well deserving of the five stars EXTREMELY RARE for me for books generally especially Christian t confused me towards the conclusion of the book On
One Hand The Author Said Something Insightful hand the author said something nsightful then he would later change his mind or clarify what he meant Winter Eyes in the previous chapter Therefore I was very confused at the point he was trying to maket seemed like his approach was to remain as neutral as possible Lastly the last section of this book was unnecessary he basically rehashed his point on a particular topic that I felt that most readers already gotNevertheless this was an astounding book for the church and non church goers Before I say anything else I must offer a big thanks to Moody Publishing for their patience n waiting for this Review I Took My Time With This I took my time with this and read t as a devotional which ncidentally the book s perfectly laid out for More on that n a momentWho would have guessed that a catechism from the 16th century could be anything but dry propositional and boring Yet Kevin DeYoung has taken the Heidelberg Catechism and unearthed a treasure that s modern relevant and even Come Away with Me interestingn The Good News We Almost ForgotThe catechism and thus the book are largely an unpacking of the Apostle s Creed the Ten Commandments and the Lord s Prayer The 129 uestions of the catechism are broken
up nto 52 chapters perfect for a weekly devotional reading While I didn t spend a week on each into 52 chapters perfect for a weekly devotional reading While I didn t spend a week on each I did take my time reading the book rarely reading than a chapter or two n a sitting The chapters This book works The Young Elites (The Young Elites, its way through the Heidelberg Catechism one uestion at a time I ve been usingt as a Sunday morning devotional this year reading one of the 2 3 page long sections each week before churchDeYoung s one of my favorite theologians he has a delightful way with words speaking truth humbly and with pleasing flashes of dry humor I have appreciated the way he expounds on doctrinal truths n ways that deepen and broaden my understanding always with the reminder that this Sands of the Scorpion is about how we live not just what we believeThe ending section was particularly convicting about not letting our theology make us crusty and unloving We must delineate between a slightlyll Wolf by Wolf (Wolf by Wolf, informed wording of a phrase and a purposeful rejection of truth A very good entry level read on the Heidelberg Catechism Would be good to use for studyn a high school class with the average church member who does not have a lot of theological background or a read aloud and discussion for family devotions DeYoung has good understanding of basic reformed theology He also has a great concern that his people grow n holiness Both the theology and the piety are held n balance throughout the book He keeps the chapters short and to the point which makes The Eightfold Path for the Householder it easily accessible He does not diven deep but what he gives you s solid and gets you headed n the right direction. Evers and deep enough for mature believers DeYoung writes The gospel summarized Plancton - Aux origines du vivant. in the Heidelberg Catechisms glorious How to Stop Feeling So Damn Depressed: The No Bs Guide for Men its Christ graciousts comfort rich Two-Hour Party Cakes its Spirit strongts God Sovereign and Peter its truth timeless Come and see how your soul can be warmed by the elegantly and logically stated doctrine that matters most We are great sinners and Christs a greater Savi. ,
characters The Good News We Almost ForgotMy full review can be read at Blogging TheologicallyWhen I was a kid the only time I ever heard the word catechism was when a friend grumbled about how he couldn t be wait to be done with t when he was thirteen I had no Bids, Tenders and Proposals: Winning Business Through Best Practice (Bids, Tenders Proposals: Winning Business Through Best) idea what a catechism was but sounded horrible obviouslyt was some sort of hellish torture device So Leading Cultural Change: The Theory and Practice of Successful Organizational Transformation imagine my surprise when I eventually learned thatt was a simply a series of uestions and answers about the Bible In all fairness I ve also come to realize that for someone who doesn t believe the Bible or have a desire to know about Jesus t would seem rather hellishKevin DeYoung knows all about this Growing up n the Christian Reformed Church the Heidelberg Catechism was a part of his life While he always appreciated t t wasn t seen as something terribly exciting But Die Neurobiologie des Glücks: Wie die Positive Psychologie die Medizin verändert (German Edition) it wasn his seminary days seeing the reaction of his fellow students that he was reminded of just how meaningful the Heidelberg Catechism really s My classmates were seeing something many of my peers had missed The Heidelberg Catechism s really really good p 16That ultimately led DeYoung to write The Good News We Almost Forgot Rediscovering the Gospel MasterCases in Spine Surgery in a 16th Century Catechism DeYoung structures the book as a devotional commentary sharing hisnsights on each of Heidelberg s 129 uestions over 52 Lord s Days The catechism s uestions are run opposite each of DeYoung s essays allowing readers like me to appreciate the Heidelberg for tself Chances are pretty good that many people reading this are wondering What n the world Keepers Compendium is a catechism The short answers that The Man with the Golden Gun (James Bond role-playing game) [Box Set] its a method of teaching Biblical truth n an orderly way The word catechize comes from the Greek word katecheo which s the word Paul used several times Schmerzmedizin - 1000 Fragen in the New Testament translatednstruct or teach see for example 1 Cor 1419 Gal 66 and Acts 1825 Typically a catechism teaches the doctrines held by the church through a series of uestions and answers with references to supporting ScripturesMore specifically the Heidelberg Catechism Psychologische Homöopathie. is one of several historic church documents produced around the time of the Reformation for the purposes ofnstructing children and adults The Viva Mayr Diet: 14 days to a flatter stomach and a younger you in the doctrines of the new Protestant faith It was publishedn 1563 written primarily by Zacharias Ursinus who was a professor at the University of Heidelberg The catechism contains 129 uestions Answers arranged Aviation Logistics: The Dynamic Partnership of Air Freight and Supply Chain into 52 Lord s Days Thedea was that students being taught the catechism would memorize a set of A s each week reciting them n their catechism class a predecessor of Sunday School on the Lord s Day You can find the entire catechism online hereThe Heidelberg s divided nto three main sections The Misery of Man Man s Deliverance and Thankfulness Or as the sections are commonly known Guilt Grace and Gratitude These sections teach us systematically our need for salvation God s work n accomplishing our salvation and the Christian s response to salvation The catechism also focuses largely on three elements The Apostle s Creed the Ten Commandments and the Lord s PrayerIf you ve never read a book on the Heidelberg Catechism before you re not alone In fact CJ Mahaney mentioned this Scala for Java Developers in his endorsement of the book I m sure this will be the best book on the Heidelberg Catechism I ve ever read I knowt will be the first After reading the book though I am convinced that this would rank among the best books written on the subject even The Qur'an, Morality and Critical Reason: The Essential Muhammad Shahrur if there were manyThe format of the books simple but effective There are 52 chapters corresponding to the 52 Lord s Days There are 52 chapters corresponding to the 52 Lord s Days each chapter DeYoung offers a short exposition of the A s for that week and the Scripture verses on which the answers are based This would make the book an Vermeer to Eternity ideal tool for aidingn the teaching of the catechism or for a weekly family devotionalDeYoung does tend to use a lot of big Heaven to Betsy intimidating theological wordsn his writing but balances this out very well with analogies that explain those concepts So B. It in layman s terms though always with the goal of building the theological vocabulary of the layman Fornstance here Cabaret is his explanation ofmputation one of the complicated components of our doctrine of salvationJesus was not punished because He actually possessed sin n himself just as we are not justified because we actually possess righteousness n ourselves Rather both things happen by mputation Imputation means nstead of holding 500 Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice in your hand someone else wirest to your account The money En plein coeur is not actuallyn your physical possession but The Bookshop on the Shore its legally and truthfully considered to be yours This Dance Real Slow is whatmputation s all about God counting to us a perfect life of obedience richer than we ve ever lived Thus He grants us a perfect righteousness we have no chance to ever achieveThe foreword states that there are likely things n this book with which readers will not agree This will be particularly true of Baptists as the Heidelberg Catechism presents a very ReformedPresbyterian understanding of the sacraments That being said I as a Baptist greatly appreciated DeYoung s treatment
OF BAPTISM AND OTHER POTENTIALLY DIVISIVE DOCTRINES IN THEbaptism and other potentially divisive doctrines In the for the first of two Lord s Days dealing with baptism DeYoung presents a Bible saturated explanation of the purpose of baptism highlighting the many Truths shared The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life in common by paedonfant baptism and credobaptists believer s baptism Any Baptist Presbyterian or any other Protestant should be able to affirm everything he says hereIn the following chapter winsomely titled Vivacious Baby Baptizing he then lays out a very thorough and unapologetic defense of nfant baptism Personally I uite enjoyed reading this chapter as t answered a lot of misconceptions about the Reformed as opposed to the Roman Catholic paedobaptist position that I have had While I am still not n 100% agreement with DeYoung on this ssue I am PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition in full agreement that thiss a peripheral doctrine where there s room for disagreement and healthy debate within the realm of ort. If there s nothing new under the sun perhaps the main task now facing the Western church The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, is not to reinvent or be relevant but to remember The truth of the gospels 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 Forg. HodoxyDespite this and a few other areas where non Reformed Christians may have differences this s a book that will benefit every Christian DeYoung s probably the perfect author for a book of this nature He s gladly Reformed and firm on the theological distinctions that make him so but focuses on the vast number of doctrines ncluding the essential doctrines on which all Christians should agree rather than the few secondary doctrines on which we may not He acknowledges the largest criticisms against the Reformed tradition that The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl it grants moral license to sin and thatt provides no Exile and Pilgrim incentive for evangelism and graciously rebukes Calvinists who give legitimacy to these criticisms by continuingn sin and not evangelizingBy far the best part of the book s ts epilogue entitled The Crust and the Core Here he gives the best explanation I ve ever read for striking the balance between being a discerning Hannah Montana: The Movie intellectuallynformed theologian and being a warmhearted approachable loving evangelistic Christian A slightly different version of this section of the book was published on DeYoung s blog last year and you can read t n ts entirety by clicking here Highly recommended But you should buy the book anyway even though I said this was the best partI am thankful to have received a free copy of this book from the 2010 Band of Bloggers gathering PS For further reading for Baptists check out A Baptist Catechism originally published n 1689 but now adapted by John Piper and also Kim Riddlebarger s article on The Need to Recover the Practise of Catechism Oh how beautiful s the Heidelberg Catechism As a Baptist I am an odd bird for Baptist are not by nature fans of confessions and catechisms Though those of us who are Calvinistic n our le An enjoyable commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism which Cardiovascular Pet: Current Concepts istself largely a commentary on the Apostles Creed Ten Commandments and Lord s Prayer This book s definitely a book on theology but t has a very devotional feel and could probably be used as a devotional I found some of the chapters uplifting or even awe A Companion to Peter Martyr Vermigli inspiring awenspiring because of what they spoke of God not because of the uality of the writing Although that too was fine Who could not be moved by the first uestion of the catechism after all What The Best Four Years: How to Survive and Thrive in College (and Life) is your only comfortn life and n deathA That I am not my own but belong body and soul n life and The Time of the Hunters Moon in death to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ He has fully paid for all my sins with His precious blood and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil He also watches over men such a way that not a hair can fall from my head without the will of my Father Vegas Vacation (Destination: Desire, in heavenn fact all things must work together for my salvation Because I belong to Him Christ by His Holy Spirit assures me of eternal life and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for Him I ll accept any excuse to uote that I found other chapters convicting of the mperfect ways n which I live my own life the mpure motives that lie behind my even good actions Consider an excerpt from a chapter on part of the Lord s PrayerFew of us have probably stopped to think what radical reorientation flows from this first petition of the Lord s Prayer By putting hallowed by Your name first Jesus would have us understand that the point of prayer s God s glory Yes we may legitimately ask for other things but our overriding concern s for the fame of God s name It s as f we prayed Our Father Another Way Home in heaven the concern nearest to my heart and the one that shapes all other reuestss that Your name would be regarded as holy that Your fame would be heralded on the earth that You would be honored among the nations that Your glory would be magnified for all to see O Lord be pleased to cause men everywhere to take pleasure n You that You might be praised now and forever I don t think I could claim that that s usually the concern nearest my heart
or my first concern n prayerthe book alsomy first concern n prayerThe book also some common Bill Veeck's Crosstown Classic (Chicago Shorts) intellectual uestions for examples oath taking always bad Didn t Jesus speak against Antarctica it Can I really swear an oath to tell the truth when I go to courtSome topics of disagreement among Christians are also discussedncluding Beyond the Laboratory: Scientists as Political Activists in 1930s America infant baptism the Lord s Supper and the Keys of the Kingdom And of course no DeYoung book would be complete without some criticism of Rob Bell said criticism occurs on page 77 of this book OK I tease I tease But Velvet Elvis reallys critiued on page 77Highly recommended A commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism Concise uplifting satisfying Arranged like the Heidelberg tself nto 52 sections one for each Sunday of the year this Cartesian Questions: Method and Metaphysics is probably best used as a devotional DeYoung excels at drawing existential advice from a doctrinal statement Thiss the first book by Kevin DeYoung that I have read The reason I bought the book was to learn about the Heidleberg Catechism I had not heard of t We now belong to a church that s a part of the CRC Christian Reformed Churches and t s one of the confessions of faith that helps communicate and remind us of what we believe I started out reading t by myself and once I asked Dan f I could read some of The Rise and Fall of the New Deal Order, 1930-1980 it to him we ended up readingt together Just a few uotes from the Confession introductionn order to whet your appetiteWe must remember the old old story We must remember the faith once delivered to the saints We must remember the truths that spark reformation revival and regenerationAll
of us kids and adults need to know the Bible better than we know the Heidelberg Catechismus kids and adults need to know the Bible better than we know the Heidelberg Catechism doubt about that But all of us kids and adults can have our faith strengthened our knowledge broadened and our love for Jesus deepened by devoting ourselves to reading rich truth like the kind found n the Heidelberg Catechism After two ntroductory uestions the Catechism deals with man s misery uestions 3 11 man s deliverance uestions 12 85 and finally man s response 86 129 or to put t memorably guilt grace and gratitude The Ot Kevin DeYoung explores the Heidelberg Catechism and writes 52 brief chapters on what t has shown him The Heidelberg Curators of the Buddha is largely a commentary on the Apostle's Creed the Ten Commandments and the Lord's Prayer and deals with man's guilt God's grace and believers' gratitude This books a clear headed warm hearted exploration of the faith simple enough for young beli.