The book

“The Creed in Slow Motion”, by Martin Kochanski, has been published by Hodder & Stoughton on 30 June 2022. 

The Creed is the bones of Christianity, but even people who recite it regularly don’t always hear what it is saying. It is time we all renewed our encounter with the core of our faith.

The Creed in Slow Motion is the book for that encounter. It is not a textbook or a holy manual – it does not tell you what to believe, but phrase by phrase it reflects, expounds and explores. It inspires you to obey the Gospel commandment, to ‘love the Lord your God with all your mind.’

If God can be loved with the mind then Christianity makes sense; and God makes sense. The Creed in Slow Motion assumes no knowledge of theology: being human is all you need. Full of wit and clarity, it draws examples from real-life stories, history and even science. It will help believers to understand what they are committing themselves to; and unbelievers to know what exactly they disbelieve, and why.

Martin Kochanski holds an MA in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Oxford. For the last twenty-five years he has been creating, editing and expanding Universalis, a web site and set of apps which bring the prayers, psalms and readings of the Liturgy of the Hours of the Catholic Church into everyone’s reach. Across the world tens of thousands of people, from all denominations, use it daily.

Publication details


“The Creed in Slow Motion”, by Martin Kochanski, is published by Hodder & Stoughton on 30 June 2022 in the UK and 18 October 2022 in the USA. The ISBN is 9781399801546.

The e-book is published worldwide on 30 June 2022.

The Creed in Slow Motion blog is full of essays, audio and video, telling you about aspects of the book and how and why it was written. 

To find out how to get the book, and for other information (sample chapters, review copies, interviews, translations and so on) please see this comprehensive blog post.