The Creed in Slow Motion was written by Monseigneur Ronald Arbuthnott Knox. Arbuthnott Knox? Don’t you just love that name! It immediately captured my girls’ imaginations, even before they started listening to his book.
I first came across The Creed in Slow Motion in Suzie Andres’ book Homeschooling with Gentleness. Suzie and her son were reading it together, and they were both thoroughly enjoying it. I rushed off to the Kindle store to see if I could also find a copy. Yes! Within minutes I’d downloaded an e-version and soon I was reading it aloud to Imogen and Charlotte.
Each chapter is a homily on a phrase in the Apostles’ Creed:
I Believe (1)
I Believe (2)
The Father Almighty
Maker of Heaven and Earth
And in Jesus Christ…
Knox wrote the homilies for the students of a girls’ school where he was chaplain during World War II. His witty and thought provoking style kept us all captivated (and smiling). We learnt so much from reading each chapter. I hadn’t intended to read the book to Sophie and Gemma-Rose but I found them listening in too.
Here is Amazon’s book description:
During the WWII bombing of London, Ronald Knox–a priest, radio personality, detective novelist, scholar, and Catholic convert–found himself the chaplain of a girls’ school where students were being sheltered. When his existing homilies were exhausted, Knox began to write new ones for his students based on the Apostles’ Creed. The homilies were so well-received that they were later published as The Creed in Slow Motion. With resurgent interest in the life and writings of Knox, as well as forthcoming changes to the English translation of the Creed, the new edition of this classic could not be more timely.
The book is available from Amazon as a paperback or Kindle book, or paperback copies can be ordered from The Book Depository
I thoroughly recommend The Creed in Slow Motion. I just wish I could find a copy of The Mass in Slow Motion… I have just discovered that Knox also wrote The Gospel in Slow Motion. Has anyone seen these books? I will keep searching for copies!