Take Luther’s Small Catechism with you wherever you go. Written 500 years ago by the reformer Martin Luther, these basic questions and answers on Christian faith continue to be a guide and companion for children, youth, and adults today.
Read and search all the content of the classic “pocket editions” of Luther’s Small Catechism and El Catecismo Menor de Lutero:
The Ten Commandments
The Apostles’ Creed
The Lord’s Prayer
The Sacrament of Holy Baptism
The Sacrament of the Altar
Morning and Evening Blessings
Blessings at Meals
Upgrade to the Study Edition to explore the content listed above, additional notes, new illustrations by liturgical artist Gertrud Mueller Nelson, and more:
Introduction by Timothy J. Wengert, updated to observe “500 Years of Reformation”
Individual Confession and Forgiveness
The Household Chart of Some Bible Passages
The Marriage Service
The Service of Holy Baptism
Luther’s Preface to the Small Catechism of 1529
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Blind users this is accessible!
Easy, understandable, and accessible for users a voiceover. What else can I say? Kudos to the ELCA. Finally something accessible for the blind and others who cannot use the mouse. Let’s see more of this stuff.
Luther's simple Q&A of the basics
If you're old, like me, you may be surprised by the simple words now used in the translation. But it is all Luther! He was not into fancy words of plain ones would do.
I highly recommend this simple book. It's the essentials of what Lutherans believe.
Those who've known me for a long time know I used to carry around the little paperback edition to give away. This is free for anyone with a smart phone. No ads, no hype or propaganda. It was created for confirmation students but is good age 8-65+
Note: It's not been updated in 4 years because language does not change that fast.
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