J.I. Packer, in a rare extended lost-and-found interview from 2008:
I produced a catechism book of a different sort titled Growing in Christ, published by Crossway. Once it was called I Want to Be a Christian and was published by Tyndale, but Tyndale couldn’t sell it because the title—so they assured me—misled people about what sort of book it was.
It’s actually a catechism book and gives 800 words on each clause of the Lord’s Prayer, the Apostles’ Creed, and each of the Ten Commandments, and general stuff about Christian obedience and on the baptismal covenant. I go over all the New Testament teachings on that standard. There are biblical passages to study and questions with which to work. It would be very straightforward for clergy to use it as a course for people who want to join the church.
And it’s still available? Yes, it’s still available from Crossway and it’s not sold very well, because this type of instruction doesn’t ring bells with the majority.
“…it’s not sold very well, because this type of instruction doesn’t ring bells with the majority”??
Let’s prove Packer wrong.
Through tomorrow, Growing In Christ is available (e-reader only) for $1.99.
Don’t own a Kindle?
You could still get the app. on your smart phone for free, as well as read it on your computer.
It’ll be among the best $1.99 you’ve ever spent.