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New Edition of Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation (2017 Edition) Offers a Powerful Visual Learning Experience

When Martin Luther paired simple graphics with the profound teachings of the Catechism, it was nothing short of revolutionary. He presented families with a handbook for learning, thinking, and speaking about the Christian faith. With the upcoming release of Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation, Visual Edition, Concordia Publishing House has brought a dynamic new experience to the Small Catechism.

The new Visual Edition allows readers to engage with the timeless truths taught in Luther’s Small Catechism in unique and exciting ways. "Luther's Small Catechism with Explanation, Visual Edition is a new presentation of the timeless truth of God's Word,” says Editor Pete Jurchen. “It combines the precise and thoughtful language of the Explanation with illustrations, diagrams, and icons to help learners of all ages engage and understand the content in a new way."

The Visual Edition contains the full text of Luther’s Small Catechism with each part presented on two-page spreads. Each section and theme found in the Small Catechism and Explanation are printed in corresponding colors for easy recognition. Illustrations, lists, and iconography throughout aide in the visual learning experience. Also new in this edition are the lists and essays found in the Appendix that relate to the Small Catechism and Explanation.

For more information on Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation, Visual Edition please visit or contact Lindsey Martie, Public Relations, by phone at 314-268-1303 or by email at


About Concordia Publishing House

Concordia Publishing House (CPH) is the publishing arm of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. For 150 years, CPH has been providing individuals, churches, and schools with products that are faithful to the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions. From books and Bibles to church supplies, curriculum, and software, CPH offers more than 10,000 products to support the proclamation of the Gospel worldwide. Visit CPH online at