Martin Luther wrote the catechism as a teaching tool of Christian doctrine and faith for individuals and families. It is a powerful tool for the Christian life because of its brief, clear summary of God's Word on the essentials of the Christian faith.
Students of Lutheran theology look to Luther's Small Catechism for a concise presentation of the Six Chief Parts of Christian Doctrine written by Luther, and an explanation of Luther's Small Catechism for further clarification and study. The new narrative and reflective elements of the explanation section will appeal to those who want to learn more about Lutheran doctrine.
Pastors - especially Lutheran pastors - and parents will appreciate this book as a way to not only teach catechism but also instruct members of the family at home in the basic doctrines of faith. New features in the explanation expand upon the words of the catechism, further connecting the timeless truths of God's Word to important issues in culture, current events, and daily life.
Readers will benefit from a modern explanation that will help them learn and apply the basics of Christian doctrine to their daily lives.