Booktober 9th: “The Good News We Almost Forgot” by Kevin DeYoung

[This is Day 9 of #Booktober! Stay tuned for more recommendations!]

What It Is: An approachable explanation of the Heidelburg Catechism, broken down into 52 weekly readings, with a few pages of commentary and application for each section.

Why You Should Read It: Growing up as a Southern Baptist, we didn’t use creeds or confessions for spiritual education. If anything, such things were distrusted as being too “high-church” and formalized. However, I’ve learned in my adult years the great benefits from a good catechism for both instructing and encouraging believers in the core truths of the faith. When I first read this book years ago, I was unfamiliar with the Heidelburg, but DeYoung’s friendly and inviting tone in this book drew me in and helped me to appreciate the value of this 16th document. This book would be great for personal or family devotions and would be a benefit to any believer, regardless of denominational background.