If you use The Heidelberg Catechism in your own devotions or your children’s, you’re going to pinch yourself in disbelief when I tell you about the resource Starr Meade has created.
Comforting Hearts, Teaching Minds is the kind of resource that will impact your life on a daily basis, and not simply because it is a year-long devotional. When we started using this list of questions and answers based on The Westminster Catechism I wished that catechisms came with accessible books to go along with them that would help me teach my kids.
The questions and answers of THC are explained in simple language and accompanying Scripture references are included with simple meditations. One of the great advantages to studying catechisms is it makes you slow down and really think. And when you study them with your kids, you have to slow down even more as tangent questions come up. I think one of the most helpful elements of Starr Meade’s book is that it anticipates and complements this pace and method of study. One could even extend their study through this book to “however long it takes” as the kids grow and seasons of life change.
This book is also an excellent resource for parents who aren’t familiar with The Heidelberg Catechism and would like a readable, clear introduction.