The Quest for Comfort: The Story of the Heidelberg Catechism
Summary: Here is the story, written for a child, of the creation of that great confession--the Heidelberg Catechism. I read it first for myself. I was impressed with the simplicity of the story, told with a gentle, fatherly tone. I mused on the fact that adults, too, can learn plenty from this simple retelling, and in turn explain the story to their children.
After I finished the story myself, I called for my 7 year old son. I wanted to see his reaction to the book. He loved the story. He loved the pictures. He understood everything. Then later, as we went to church I opened up the psalter hymnal and showed him the Heidelberg Catechism. His whole face lit up as he saw the names of the men he had already learned about--Casper Olevianus, Zacharius Ursinus and Fredrick III--in the introduction. So I can say the most amazing things about this book all I want. The proof is in the reaction of my 7 year old son.