These recommended books and others are available in the St. Francis Book Store to help readers grow in their Christian faith.

Spring Reading


Training Hearts, Teaching Minds

By: Starr Meade

St. Francis Book Store $15.00 (cost of book + s/h)

A daily family devotional based on the Shorter Westminster Catechism

This helpful book of daily reading aids memorization by devoting six days and meditations to each question from the Shorter Westminster Catechism. Author, Starr Meade, explains the catechism in simple language, using key Scripture readings. Adding this to your daily schedule will take just a few moments as you train and teach your child’s heart and mind.


The Good News We Almost Forgot

By: Kevin DeYoung

St. Francis Book Store $16.00 (cost of book + s/h)

A weekly family devotional based on the Heidelberg Catechism

Kevin DeYoung explores the Heidelberg Catechism and writes 52 brief chapters on what it has shown him. The Heidelberg is largely a commentary on the Apostle’s Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord’s Prayer, and deals with man’s guilt, God’s grace, and believers’ gratitude. This book is a clear-headed, warm-hearted exploration of the faith, simple enough for young believers and deep enough for mature believers.