New from Concordia Publishing House, Teaching the Faith at Home: What Does This Mean? How Is This Done?, by Dr. David Rueter, shows “why the historic model of teaching the catechism early in the home is key in keeping families connected to the Church,” according to CPH.
Part 1 of the new, 232-page book focuses on laying a foundation for understanding the history, purpose and theological reasons for catechesis. Part 2, adds CPH, “is a very practical look at strategies and models for catechetical instruction that can be shared at church and used in the home.”
The Rev. Dr. Terry K. Dittmer, former director of LCMS Youth Ministry, calls Teaching the Faith at Home “an excellent, reader-friendly book, championing the cause of lifelong learning and lifespan catechesis. Rueter recognizes the responsibility of the whole church for raising disciples. He makes the case that catechesis is something church and family do together.
“Anyone concerned about teaching the faith to children, youth and adults through the entire span of life will find plenty to chew on,” Dittmer says.
Rueter is director of the Director of Christian Education program at Concordia University Irvine in Irvine, Calif., and serves as Youth and Family Ministry facilitator for the LCMS Pacific Northwest District.
To order Teaching the Faith at Home ($17.99, item no. 124494WEB), contact CPH at 800-325-3040 orcph.org.