An Almost-Great Resource for Teaching the Faith

Screen shot 2014-11-13 at 9.06.44 AMUPDATE: Amazon does have this available as an MP3.

There are few posts here. This website is for updates or new resources for teaching the faith. There’s not a lot of day-to-day changes in that. But I do want to highlight a resource that I have found very helpful – which some small changes. It’s been around for a few years. It’s a CPH product, and I highly recommend it – if you can find a way to play it. Here’s my review, and my suggestions for changes to make it more useful.

Great resource – in a convenient 1980′s format.

This really does help kids learn the small catechism by heart. Catechumens who listen to this learn it more quickly, more completely, and more permanently than catechumens who do not. However, few homes even own CD players today. The only one in our house is on an old laptop. I’ve had to rip it to mp3 so the kids can listen on their tablets.

CPH should offer it as a download. And they should think about offering a bulk-price so a church can buy it once, and then give the mp3 files to families in their church without worrying about extra payments. This format is almost unusable. You may as well sell the Lutheran Confessions in cuneiform.

I pay for the CD and the shipping, to avoid copyright issues, then rip it and give it to families on SD cards so they can actually listen. Downloadable could make this the go-to method for learning the catechism. CD’s reminds me of a quaint bygone era. But they don’t help me teach the faith. (Make it available on MP3, and the rating goes from 3/5 to 6/5)

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