Reconsidering The Apostles' Creed
Professing Contemporary Faith through Ancient Words
Brand Eaton

Price: $12.95

ISBN: 0788029460
Size: 6x9
Pages: 84
What does it mean to say “I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth?” The Apostle’s Creed may be commonplace in many Christian services nowadays, but to some, it is no more than just the repetition of words. Brand Eaton asks what it means to say these words, in order to have his audience reevaluate the creed that they say each week. Taking this into consideration truly reflects whether this creed reflects our daily actions, and how that can improve our relationship with God.

Some of the more traditional Christians out there may see the title of this book, which invites readers to reconsider the Apostle’s Creed, and wonder “Is there something wrong with the creed? Are there some hidden messages between the lines?” However, Eaton’s reasoning behind his review is not to change the creed, but rather to take its words to heart. He believes “This [The first line of the Creed]  has real implications for the daily exercise of our faith in stewarding the Earth and its resources…In whatever way we can tread more lightly and more respectfully on the earth, honoring that God loves all that God has made as good, the more we live in accord with the creed’s profession of belief in God as the creator of heaven and earth.” If God’s creative will has placed us on this earth, Eaton continues, in what ways are we honoring and respecting the one who brought us into existence?

Whatever your education or familiarity with the Apostle’s Creed, Eaton invites you to take a step back from the repetition, from the words, and carefully consider your answers to each of the questions that he poses. With every phrase, Eaton helps us strengthen our faith and grow closer to God.

Brand Eaton is Director of Spiritual Wellness at Bethany Village Retirement Community in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Prior to his current ministry location, Brand served as pastor to various United Methodist congregations in central Pennsylvania for twenty years. He is a graduate of Lycoming College (B.A.), Wesley Theological Seminary (M.Div., D.Min), and a Board Certified Chaplain. Brand and his wife, Susan Eaton, live in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania.