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.
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
… 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
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
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