I have some exciting news. My next book will be releasing September 26, 2015. We Believe: Creeds, Confessions, and Catechisms for Worship will be a straightforward resource for ordinary Christians wanting a handsome and easy to use volume with all the must have creeds, confessions, and catechisms for worship.
The beauty of the Christian tradition is unparalleled. Yet in many ways we have rejected our tradition in favor of individualism and the ironic 'No creed but Christ.' The creeds, confessions, and catechisms fight against this tendency. They connect us to the 'great cloud of witness' who went before us. They give us confidence and boldness as we worship within our churches and homes alongside the saints saved by the killed, risen, and reigning King Jesus.
The current TOC is:
- Foreword by Joshua Torrey of The Torrey Gazette
- Introduction by Mathew B. Sims
- Chapter 1: The Catholic Creeds
- Apostles' Creed
- Nicene Creed
- Athanasian Creed
- Chapter 2: The Dutch Reformed Tradition
- Belgic Confession
- Heidelberg Catechisms
- Canons of Dort
- Chapter 3: The Scottish-English Tradition
- Thomas Manton's Epistle to the Reader
- The Westminster Confession
- The Westminster Shorter Catechism
- Chapter 4: The Particular Baptist Tradition
- 1689 London Baptist Confession
- Chapter 5: German/Lutheran Tradition
- Intro on the Importance of the Catechism by Martin Luther from The Large Catechism
- The Augsburg Confession
- Luther's Preface
- Luther's Small Catechism
- Chapter 6: The English/Anglican Tradition
- The Thirty-Nine Articles
- Catechisms from The Book of Common Prayer
Pre-order now to get yours!
Mathew B. Sims is the author of A Household Gospel: Fulfilling the Great Commission in Our Homes and a contributor in Make, Mature, Multiply (GCD Books). He completed over forty hours of seminary work at Geneva Reformed Seminary. He also works as the managing editor at Gospel-Centered Discipleship and the project manager for the Journal of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. Mathew offers freelance editing and book formatting. He is a member at Downtown Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC.