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.
In this fresh and accessible book, Ross Cunningham addresses these antimonies of Christian faith and experience with clarity and faithfulness to the witness of scripture. What is particularly valuable is his use of visual imagery to highlight each area of tension. This is a primer in Christian theology and a valuable resource for both personal and group reflection.
Trevor W. J. Morrow
Minister Emeritus, Lucan Presbyterian Church, Ireland
… writes with clarity and conciseness that renders accessible the complexity of doctrine without compromising on difficult truths. I heartily commend it to you.
Cynthia Bennett Brown
Lecturer in Systematic & Historical Theology, Belfast Bible College
Ross Cunningham’s fresh and engaging exposition of Christian faith and life addresses such questions and many more, in a way that is both intellectually satisfying and pastorally helpful. I commend the book warmly.
Emeritus Professor of Old Testament Theology, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham
This book is a fantastic platform to systematically explore the vital issues of belief for those who are keen to gain depth in their understanding. It is a great teaching resource for small group settings, or an informal catalyst for conversations.
Presbyterian Chaplain, Queen’s University, Belfast