The Apostles' Creed is the most ancient statement of the Christian faith still in regular use in the church today. Children are taught to memorize it, anyone who prays the Rosary says it at the beginning of each set of mysteries, and it remains one of the basic prayers in the Catholic canon. Yet where did it come from, what does it actually mean, and why are we called to believe it? In this well-researched, engaging, and accessbile book, author Brian Schmisek carefully explains each of what the church calls the twelve "articles" of the Apostles' Creed and explores their meaning for a twenty-first cenury faith. Included at the end of each chapter is a "bottom line" summary of that article of the creed and questions for discussion on how the belief can impact daily life.