“My family has been using the Westminster Shorter Catechism with good result with our children but it’s also been slow moving. Sometime the cadence and structure can be cumbersome for a four year old to repeat back and learn.
We had received My 1st Book of Questions and Answers when Claire my oldest was first born from our church. But it had been lost for a time and forgotten. Claire, now four, was recently walking around with it and I asked her what it was. She said it was her new Bible.
I took a quick look at it and saw some of the endorsements and was intrigued. After further examination later that night, I decided for now we would switch over to My 1st Book as our teaching tool.
The main benefit of this handy book is that it takes the some times wordy and confusing language structure (at least for a four year old) of the well-known catechism and conveys the same truths with precision.
It’s also recommended by Presbyterians and Baptists alike. From what we’ve used so far and from my examination of section on topics like baptism I don’t see anything that would prevent it being used with good results by either denominational members.
Our plan is to now use My First Book for the next year with my four year old and then start my youngest on over the next 6 months to a year. With just over a hundred questions you could easily complete the book 10 or 20 times over the course of 3 years. It’s the perfect tool to get children use to the question and answer style of learning and also prepare for a more advance catechism like the Westminster Shorter.”
-Mathew Sims (grace4sinners.blogspot.com)
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