- Product Review (submitted on February 26, 2017):
I grew up in the Lutheran church in Australia but have been involved in many other denominations ever since. It was a breath of fresh air to listen to Luther's insightful explanation of a number of basic tenets of the Christian faith and his criticism of the prevailing teachings of the church at the beginning of the reformation. We have come a long way, yet in same ways have stood still. I grew up with the small catechism and hearing it read again reminded me of its clarity and simplicity. We would do well these days in particular to heed the instruction of the 8th commandment "You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not tell lies about our neighbor, betray him, slander him, or hurt his reputation, but defend him, speak well of him, and explain everything in the kindest way."