First CPH online Review

Screen shot 2014-11-13 at 9.06.44 AMUPDATE: This is available from Amazon as an MP3 download. Not sure why it’s not also available at the CPH website that way, but glad to hear it’s available. **

For the first time ever, I wrote an online review of a CPH product. But I must confess to an ulterior motive. I want then to change the format.

As you can see in the picture, it’s the “Sing the Faith CD”. A great product. But there’s a problem. Here’s my review:

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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2 Responses to First CPH online Review

  1. Or if you prefer iTunes: Sing the Faith: The Small Catechism Set to Music by Concordia Publishing House
    https://itun.es/us/se2Fs. I agree that the digital media (including Kindle) could be better linked on CPH.org.

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