Jesus Loves the Little Children: Why We Baptize Children (2nd Ed.)
Hyde, Daniel R.
"I believe that this winsome book will be instrumental in the education of parents -- especially those from a non-Reformed background. Danny understands the issues, knows how to communicate the message, is sympathetic to his audience, and values instruction over polemics."See All
Rev. Eric Landry
Managing Editor of Modern Reformation Magazine
"This is an intelligent, gracious, and careful explanation for why Christians ought to have their children baptized. Whether you are convinced of infant baptism, unconvinced, or somewhere in between, this readable volume will help you understand the rationale for applying the sign of the covenant to our covenant children. This is a warm-hearted introduction to the Reformed understanding of baptism. I will recommend it gladly and often."See All
Senior Pastor, University Reformed Church, East Lansing, MI
"Well-informed and immensely practical, this is the book that I will recommend first when parents ask, "Why should I baptize my child?""See All
Dr. Michael Horton
Professor of Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California
Source: Reformed Forum
Perhaps no point of theology is as maligned or misunderstood as the historic Reformed practice of covenant (paedo) baptism. Despite its immense significance to the life and growth of the church, few introductory resources deal adequately with the exegetical, theological, and practical aspects of the practice.
Concise, yet comprehensive, Danny Hyde’s Jesus Loves the Little Children provides a pastorally sensitive and thoroughly scriptural account of the practice, all the while directing our minds and hearts to the central truth of the gospel: that God himself graciously acts on our behalf in and through Jesus Christ.
Whether or not you ultimately agree with Hyde’s conclusions, his case deserves careful consideration. And, if the book achieves nothing else, Christians of all persuasions and baptismal convictions will be repeatedly pressed to search the Scriptures and find there the immeasurable grace of our covenant-keeping God.
Hyde’s book is the perfect resource for covenant parents, as well as for anyone seeking to better understand the doctrine of covenant baptism.
- Opening Matters
- Defining our Terms
- Circumcision & Baptism
- Covenant & Baptism
- Baptism or Dedication?
- Baptism: Immersion, Pouring, or Sprinkling?
- A Brief History of Infant Baptism
- A Word to Parents
- Appendix 1: Reformed Confessions on Baptism
- Appendix 2: Baptism of Infants—Form Number 1