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USC Book Club: Deeper than Words

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Deeper than Words: Living the Apostles' Creed

By Brother David Steindl-Rast

Review: Though many see the Apostles' Creed as a dry summary of Christian faith, the reflections of Brother David reveal it as a profound prayer arising from the mystery of human faith. Asking of each passage of the creed, "What does this really mean?"; "How do we know this is so?"; and "Why make such a point of this?" he makes a compelling case for the enduring value of Christian faith in a way that is also profoundly open to other religious traditions.

Indeed, Deeper than Words is an invitation to seek the mystery behind the words. "God is the faithfulness at the heart of all things," he writes, "faith is our response to that faithfulness, and the one word expression of that faith is Amen." Amen to that.—Bryan Cones, Managing Editor,  U.S. CATHOLIC

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