Bible Doctrine Student workbook is part of an introductory course based on The Compendium, an abbreviated form of the Heidelberg catechism that was compiled by Herman Faukeel in 1611. This course covers core concepts of biblical doctrine, aiming to promote a Reformed balance of truth in which head knowledge provides the soil in which the Holy Spirit may plant the saving seed of heart knowledge.
The workbook may be adapted for various uses, including church Confession of Faith classes, units in junior high and high school Bible courses, adult Bible classes Christian school teacher courses, sourcebook for catechism instructors, and family or individual study.
Joel R. Beeke (Ph.D. Westminster Theological Seminary) is President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, pastor of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and editor of Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth. He has written numerous books. He is frequently called on to teach at seminaries and speak at Reformed conferences. He and his wife Mary have been blessed with three children.
James W. Beeke is the Inspector of Independent Schools for the Ministry of Education: Province of British Columbia, Canada. Prior to this position, he was a Christian School principal for twenty years. He holds a Master's degree in Educational Leadership and speaks for a wide variety of educational conferences and teacher professional development meetings. He is the author of seven textbooks for Bible doctrine instruction written for students from the 4th through 12th grades. He and his wife Ruth have been blessed with five children and nine grandchildren.
"Joel and James Beeke meet a real need in this splendid workbook, which guides us sure-footedly through all the doctrines of the Christian faith. Ideally suited to home school, family, or individual use, Bible Doctrine Student Workbook will help put much needed protein and fiber into the spiritual diet of today's Christians." - Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson