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Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation, 2017 Edition

Same Message. New Presentations.

With the original catechism text and an updated and expanded explanation, each of the three formats of the 2017 catechism meets learners’ unique needs.

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Luther's Small Catechism with Explanation, 2017 Edition

Updated Explanation

The Explanation to Luther’s Small Catechism has been updated with new devotional and study features. The new Explanation presents a lens to faithfully understand God’s Word in the midst of changing times—providing a comprehensive, practical guide for living the Christian life.

All New: Visual Edition

Colorful images engage learners while using the trusted text of Luther’s Small Catechism.

Each illustration is directly related to the content on the page, so you can connect with the catechism like never before.

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Colorful spreads

open a love of learning

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Callouts and iconography

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Captivating illustrations

convey God’s timeless truth

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The catechism like you’ve never seen it before.
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The 2017 Edition of Luther's Small Catechism with Explanation presented in a classic format.

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Visual Edition

Colorful spreads and engaging illustrations help readers make meaningful connections.

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Luther's Small Catechism 2017 Edition: Spiral Bound
Spiral Bound

Wide margins and printed lines allow plenty of room for jotting down notes.

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