Author Richard Oliver’s Newly Released “Messages from the Second Pew: Reviving The Apostle Creed” is a Fresh Look at Christian beliefs Expressed in the Apostles' Creed

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“Messages from the Second Pew: Reviving The Apostle Creed” from Christian Faith Publishing author Richard Oliver is a deep and thoughtful analysis of Christian teachings.

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“Messages from the Second Pew: Reviving The Apostle Creed”: a meaningful look at what all too often has become a rote prayer, to uncover the true meaning behind each passage of the Apostles' Creed. “Messages from the Second Pew: Reviving The Apostle Creed” is the creation of published author, Richard Oliver, a one-time sportswriter, U.S. Army veteran, retired corporate executive, author of several professional works, long time Sunday-School teacher, active member of Lithonia First United Methodist Church, and a Certified Lay Leader of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Nevada, an M.S. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from Georgia State University. His journey to Christ began with his marriage to his wife Karen in 1973. In retirement, he has finally found time to reflect on the Christian experience in contemporary society and pursue his passion for writing. He and Karen reside in Conyers, Georgia.

Richard sums up the purpose for this work by saying "I hope (through studying the Apostles' Creed) that others might strengthen their faith in an increasingly secular world."

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Richard Oliver’s new book sheds light on the importance of being true to one’s beliefs.

At a time when Christianity is seemingly under attack on all fronts, Christians are seeking a safe harbor for their faith. The Apostles' Creed, a 1500-year-old statement of Christian beliefs, remains available to be that anchorage. Yet, like many other spiritual traditions in contemporary society, the Creed is slowly being relegated to the dimly lit back-rooms of worship. Moreover, it’s individual elements are being diluted, if not redefined, in the name of modern political correctness.

In this work, the author seeks to breathe new life into the elements of the Creed. Using life experiences, biblical revelation, and common sense analysis, he goes deep beneath the words that comprise each passage of the Creed to explore the depth and breadth of God's love for His people. In the process, he reminds us that our beliefs are something to be celebrated, if not shouted from the rooftops. The time is now, for young and old alike, to re-examine and reclaim the foundations of our faith so that they are more than rote repetition on a Sunday morning, but instead re-emerge as an everyday force for positive change in a troubled world.

View a synopsis of “Messages from the Second Pew: Reviving The Apostle Creed” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Messages from the Second Pew: Reviving The Apostle Creed” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, Kobo or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Messages from the Second Pew: Reviving The Apostle Creed”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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