I BELIEVE IN ONE GOD
I Believe in One God ... is a welcome resource for anyone who is seeking to understand and live out his or her faith more deeply. The basics of our faith, those essential elements of what we believe and hold rue, are explored and examined by Pope Benedict himself as he delves into the key components of the Nicene and Apostles' Creed. I Believe in One God offers a fresh look at the three persons of the Holy Trinity, the Church, the sacraments, the Blessed Mother, and eternal life.
Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan
Archbishop of New York
Book: 160 pages
Prod. Code: 1350-1
Believe it or not (and if you know me at all, you’ll believe it), I did ask Kristen, our press liaison, to request a podcast interview with the Pope Emeritus. The response from the publisher, in Kristen’s words, was, “You’re kidding, right?”
I Believe in One God is a commentary on some key phrases from the historic creeds of the Church and thus a good read for folks interested in a specifically Roman take on such shared Christian confessions as the creation of the world, the nature of Jesus Christ, the relationship of the Church to the Holy Spirit, and other such central terms. The book begins with the Father and the Son and the Spirit, following the creeds, but does not leave off there, dedicating sections to ecclesiology, the particulars of the Church’s Sacraments, and the Virgin Mary before ending with a section on the concept of eternal life. At each turn Benedict does not rest content to review the catechism for Catholics but invites readers like me, a low-church Protestant, to rethink our own ways of conceiving the central confessions of the faith. --Nathan P. Gilmour, 5 February 2015