Released in the UK January 2021
Released in the US January 2021
Hardback 242 X 172 | 168 Pages
9781527106376 • £9.99 $14.99
BISAC – REL030000
One of the significant challenges in the Christian faith is the number of apparent contradictions the Bible presents. These paradoxes and mysteries can be difficult to understand. In Both–And Ross Cunningham takes 23 pairs of seemingly contradictory truths and concisely and clearly explains how they can co–exist.
Ross Cunningham, who has a background in creative design, has introduced each chapter with an attractive graphic representation of the paradox in question.
Ross Cunningham studied Architecture at Nottingham University and has worked in the creative industry for over twenty years. He has worked primarily in London and across the UK, Russia and the Middle East. Ross recently returned to his native Northern Ireland with wife Emma and their three children. The family attend Belfast City Vineyard, where Ross serves as part of the leadership team.
By wrestling with the rich and complex doctrines at the heart of the Christian Scriptures, and pressing into some of the apparent contradictions therein, he has discovered truth and beauty and goodness, which he shares in abundance in this book. This is a colourful and creatively presented introduction to profound theological truth that will stimulate both mind and heart.
Pastor, Trinity West Church, London
… leads us with skilful poise on an exciting tightrope walk through twenty–three paradoxes of Christian theology and experience. He helps us find equilibrium in areas where sometimes we can very easily lose our balance.
Former Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland and General Secretary of the National Bible Society of Scotland
God knows the human mind can’t contain the fullness of truth so God grants to us a series of both–ands. The dearth of theology among so many is addressed in this short, snappy book that examines baskets of these tension points in our faith and it examines them fairly, clearly, and sensitively. What a wonderful idea for an introduction to Christian theology!
Professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary, Lisle, Illinois
The combination of word and visual aid will help make difficult but essential Christian teachings more accessible to all. This book promotes a theology of balance, which is often lacking in our teaching today but is central to our Christian walk.
Minister, Windsor Presbyterian Church, Belfast