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“The New City Catechism” surpasses 100,000 units in print sales with Crossway

WHEATON, Ill.—Crossway is pleased to announce that The New City Catechism (Crossway, April 2017), published in partnership with Redeemer Presbyterian Church and the Gospel Coalition (TGC) has surpassed 100,000 units in print sales.

This short book lays out fifty-two questions and answers related to God, human nature, sin, Christ, the Holy Spirit, and more. Whether used devotionally, recited orally, or memorized over the course of a year, families, churches, small groups, and Christian schools will treasure this as a valuable tool for teaching the core doctrines of the Christian faith to children and adults alike.

“Catechesis is not just one more service to be paid for, but is a rich fellowship and mutual sharing of the gifts of God,” writes pastor and best-selling author Timothy Keller. “If we re-engage in this biblical practice in our churches, we will find again God’s word ‘dwelling in us richly,’ because the practice of catechesis takes truth deep into our hearts, so we think in biblical categories as soon as we can reason.”

The New City Catechism is available in print form and also as a mobile app and has expanded to include a suite of other related products:

  • The New City Catechism Devotional (Crossway, April 2017) was published in conjunction with the catechism and sets forth fifty-two questions and answers along with related Scripture passages, commentaries, and prayers, all designed to build a framework for understanding core biblical doctrines.
  • The New City Catechism Curriculum (Crossway, June 2018) expands the questions and answers of The New City Catechism into fifty-two engaging and informative lessons, helping children ages 8–11 better understand the truth of God’s word and how it connects to their lives.

“I’ve been overjoyed in recent years to see so many families renew their commitment to catechize,” said Collin Hansen, editorial director for the Gospel Coalition. “What could be more exciting than to see the next generation get to know God through this time-tested practice? Along with our longtime partners at Crossway, we continue to pray that God would use these means for gospel-centered reformation and revival in our churches today.”

The New City Catechism: 52 Questions and Answers for Our Hearts and Minds
Available from Crossway
RELIGION / Christian Life / Family (REL012030) ISBN 978-1-4335-5507-7
6″ x 7.25″ • Paperback $7.99 • 128 pp. Release Date: April 30, 2017

Founded in 1938, Crossway is a not-for-profit global Christian publishing ministry that publishes gospel-centered, Bible-centered content to honor our Savior and serve his church. Crossway seeks to help people understand the all-encompassing implications of the gospel and the truth of God’s word—for all of life, for all eternity, and for the glory of God alone. Crossway is the global publisher of the ESV® (English Standard Version®) Bible, more than 1,000 Christian books, and an extensive list of gospel literature. For additional information, visit

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