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.
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
Both–And is an insightful, creative, clarifying book that helps us think through the theological tensions that arise when we study the Bible. The illustrations and biblically grounded explanations memorably communicate these tensions so that we understand better both the complexity and simplicity of the big ideas of theology. I’m thankful for this excellent resource and expect that it will be of great help to those wanting to understand the answers to life’s biggest questions.
Professor of Theology, Chair, Undergraduate Theology, Biola University/Talbot School of Theology & Pastor, Grace Evangelical Free Church, La Mirada California
… 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
… 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