In this groundbreaking study, theologian, pastor, and popular author M. Craig Barnes reveals the Heidelberg Catechism's true identity. It's not a list of doctrinal questions and answers. It'snot a cut-and-dried summary of what Christians believe. It's a deeply personal statement of faith and a surprisingly contemporary guide for everyday life.
This event kit contains everything you need to plan a six-week all-church study of the Heidelberg:
- One copy of the Body & Soul book
- A DVD with video session intros by M. Craig Barnes
- A resource CD with reproducible small group discussion guide and leader's guide, worship planning guide for a six -week series of services and sermons on the Heidelberg, and an all-church event planning guide
In addition to this kit, purchase one copy of the Body & Soul book (sold separately) for each individual or family participating in the all-church study.
"The work of pastors and the work of theologians have been 'put asunder' by far too many in the American church, impoverishing both vocations. Craig Barnes uses the Heidelberg Catechism as a loom to skillfully weave them into a seamless garment. This is a rare work of beauty and blessing."
"Craig Barnes is one of the most thoughtful and engaging minds around. Body & Soul will be a feast for your heart and mind. (And it doesn't cost an arm and a leg.)"
Author and senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Northern California
"I can think of no one better than Craig Barnes to introduce the Heidelberg Catechism to contemporary Christians. The Catechism is a gift to the church, and so is Barnes' clear and illuminating book. Seekers, newcomers, and old hands in the church all will benefit from his thoughtful reflections."
Dr. Richard Lischer
Duke Divinity School
"To engage a catechism is to enter into a holy conversation. Craig Barnes brings insights as a pastor and church historian to the new translation of the Heidelberg. I encourage you to use his study guide to begin your own sacred dialogue."
Stated Clerk Office of the General Assembly PC(USA)
"The beauty of the Heidelberg Catechism and the clarity of Craig Barnes' teaching bring the Good News into high definition. Treat yourself to this book, and then share the joy!"
Executive director of Presbyterians for Renewal