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Deeper than Words

Living the Apostles' Creed
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Crown
 | 
June, 2010
ISBN:
9780307589613
Quantity: 
1
$16.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

In Deeper than Words, bridge-builder Brother David Steindl-Rast reexamines the words with which the early followers of Jesus summarized their faith. Reading line-by-line with an open perspective, he reveals the often overlooked message of trust, compassion, peace, love, and awareness contained in this widely known but rarely examined statement. He approaches each point with three questions:

ª  “What does this really mean?”

ª  “How do you know?”

ª  “Why is this so important?”

The open-hearted candor of his answers to these questions, reaching into his own living and contemporary experience, is what gives his words value and power

Deeper than Words moves beyond ritual and exclusivity and instead finds a deeper faith based in real human experience and the sense of limitless belonging that is shared by all people who seek to understand themselves and the world. The words of the Apostles’ Creed are Christian, but its heart is a universal and timeless guide to fullness of life. From this perspective, developed over a lifetime of contemplation, Brother David presents a powerful call to renewal through reconnection with the spiritual and a reawakening to shared sacred truths.

Faith as experience lies deeper than words and concepts. It is an inner gesture by which we entrust ourselves totally and unconditionally to life—life perceived as our own, yet as a power greater than ourselves…

Deep inner peace, a sense of belonging, and a firm anchorage in the eternal Now of the present moment, these are among the fruits that struggling humans throughout the centuries have reaped from the faith expressed in the Creed.

Brother David Steindl-Rast (b. 1926), a member of the Benedictine Order of Catholic monks, is known for pioneering work in interfaith dialogue, especially between Christianity and Buddhism, for his promotion of the spiritual practice of gratefulness, and for his efforts to revitalize contemplative prayer life. He is author of the classics of spirituality Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer and A Listening Heart, and he is the co-founder of A Network for Grateful Living, an organization dedicated to gratefulness as a transformative influence for individuals and society. More resources by Brother David can be found at www.gratefulness.org.

Publisher’s Description: 

Spiritual teacher and bridge-builder Brother David Steindl-Rast translates the Apostles' Creed for today, uncovering the deeper universal truths that can be an inspiration to all people.

In Deeper than Words: Living the Apostles Creed, Brother David reexamines the words with which the early followers of Jesus summarized their faith. Reading line-by-line with an open perspective, he reveals the often overlooked message of trust, compassion, peace, love, and awareness contained in this widely known but rarely examined statement.
Deeper than Words moves beyond ritual and exclusivity and instead finds a deeper faith based in real human experience and the sense of limitless belonging that is shared by all people who seek to understand themselves and the world. The words of the Apostles' Creed are Christian, but its heart is a universal and timeless guide to fullness of life. From this transformation perspective, developed over a lifetime of contemplation, Brother David presents a powerful call to renewal through reconnection with the spiritual and a reawakening to shared sacred truths.

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