If there is "e;nothing new under the sun,"e; perhaps the main task now facing the Western church is not to reinvent or be relevant, but to "remember." Thetruth of the gospel is still contained within vintage faith statements.Within creeds and catechisms we canhave our faith strengthened, our knowledge broadened, and our love for Jesusdeepened.
In "The Good News We Almost Forgot, " Kevin DeYoungexplores theHeidelberg Catechismand writes 52 brief chapters on what it hasshown him. TheHeidelberg 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, andbelievers' gratitude.The result is a clear-headed, warm-hearted exploration of the faith, simple enough for young believers and deep enough for mature believers.
DeYoung writes, "e;The gospel summarized in the Heidelberg Catechism is glorious, it's Christ gracious, it's comfort rich, it's Spirit strong, it's God Sovereign, and it's truth timeless."e; Come andsee howyour soul can be warmed by the elegantly and logically laid out doctrine that matters most: We are great sinners and Christ is a greater Savior "