Feb 6, 2024

We Believe: A New Book from Ligonier Ministries

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Christians in every generation must know what they believe. Only then can God’s people declare His truth with clarity and conviction in a confused world.

Throughout the centuries, the church has written summaries of the Bible’s teaching for this reason. Creeds proclaim essential Christian truths, confessions outline the core doctrines of Scripture, and catechisms instruct believers in the knowledge of God. These are invaluable tools to keep us grounded in God’s Word so that we may “​​contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3).

New from Ligonier Ministries, We Believe is a collection of historic Christian creeds, confessions, and catechisms from the early church to the post-Reformation era. This volume helps readers glean biblical wisdom from the past and guard it for future generations.


  • Apostles’ Creed (Second Century)
  • Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed (325/381)
  • Definition of Chalcedon (451)
  • Athanasian Creed (Fifth Century)
  • Luther’s Small Catechism (1529)
  • Augsburg Confession (1530)
  • First Helvetic Confession (1536)
  • Geneva Catechism (1542)
  • French Confession of Faith (1559)
  • Scots Confession (1560)
  • Belgic Confession (1561)
  • Thirty-Nine Articles (1563)
  • Heidelberg Catechism (1563)
  • Second Helvetic Confession (1566)
  • Canons of Dort (1618–19)
  • Westminster Confession of Faith (1646–47)
  • Westminster Larger Catechism (1646–47)
  • Westminster Shorter Catechism (1646–47)
  • Savoy Declaration (1658)
  • Second London Baptist Confession of Faith (1689)

Immerse yourself in the historic Christian faith with more than 600 pages of biblical truth. A rich compilation of doctrinal statements through the ages, We Believe can add depth and clarity to family worship, become the go-to reference at your church’s resource table, or adorn the library of any Christian seeking to articulate the faith with precision and beauty. Order your copy today.

In the trailer for We Believe, Dr. R.C. Sproul explains how the historic creeds help us obey Christ’s command to confess our faith before a watching world. Watch the video.

This new volume from Ligonier is available in an attractive hardcover format or as a digital download. Whether you’re sitting down to study with friends and family or looking to access summaries of biblical teaching on your devices anywhere, this collection is designed to help you stand firm for the truth in your daily life.