THIS IS A FREE SAMPLE OF CATECHISM COMICS featuring questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 96, and 97.
Q. What is a catechism?
A. A catechism (kat-uh-kiz-um) is a book used to teach the doctrines of a subject especially of Christianity.
Q. When did catechisms start being used?
A. They really started being used during the Protestant Reformation but were modeled on the traditions of Cyril and Augustine.
Q. What are catechisms used for and who uses them?
A. They are used to help new believers (or perhaps even more seasoned ones) understand the doctrines of Christianity. They involve a Teacher and a Student.
Q. How are catechisms used by families?
A. The Reformers (influenced by John Chrysotom who lived more than one thousand years before them) wanted families to see themselves as "little churches." From a biblical view, it is the responsibility of parents to instruct their children about God, the Bible, and everything (Deut. 4:9).
Q. Do people still use catechisms? How many catechisms are there?
A. Yes. People use them all the time. There have been a lot of different catechisms. There are long ones (called Larger Catechisms) and shorter ones (called Shorter Catechisms). These comics are based on the Westminster Shorter Catechism.
Q. Has anyone ever turned a catechism into comics?
A. I don't know! But I hope you find this an interesting way to understand the doctrines of the Christian faith!