As I recount in my new book, How God Hauled Me Kicking and Screaming Into the Catholic Church, Scott will always have my gratitude for the day he pulled a rosary out of his pocket and handed it to me. At the time, I didn’t even know what it was.
Warning: If you’re not Catholic and want to stay that way, and someone gives you a rosary, proceed with great caution…
Suffice it to say, I’m deeply grateful to Scott for the role he played in my conversion, particularly that introduction to the rosary. Besides that, he wrote the foreword in my new book, and it’s just tremendous. What a great guy.
As a result, when asked to read Scott’s new book, The Creed: Professing the Faith Through the Ages, I jumped at the opportunity. I’ll spare you any suspense – it’s fantastic.
Scott has an uncanny ability to take the everyday Catholic stuff we tend to take for granted, and make it fresh and relevant. Who knew that the Creed was so important? How various creeds developed over the course of time? And most importantly, why it matters to us today?
Well… Scott. Thankfully, he’s shared his insights in this book, and you’ll find it readily accessible and fascinating throughout.
When you think about it, what we believe matters. The articulation of those beliefs is important too… particularly when it comes to the most important things in life.
The notion of linking these articulated truths to conversion was of particular interest. Here’s a sample:
“In the New Testament, the confessions were signs of conversion and illumination. Peter received the doctrine of the Christ as an unmediated grace; in his confession he actively accepted it and proclaimed it. Thomas, for his part, saw, believed, and professed his faith. It was the matter of a moment. Paul delivered what he had received, and he expected his congregation to confess it in turn, in the presence of many witnesses.
These are not merely instances of instruction. They are moments of conversion – the deep transformation of a human life. The confession is an outward sign of an interior change that is taking place.”
That interior change is a crucial aspect of our journey as Christians. And it’s helped along by the new perspectives and timeless wisdom contained in The Creed: Professing the Faith Through the Ages. Read, and be transformed.