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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (10 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444745344
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444745344
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.9 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 160,880 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr Krish Kandiah is in demand as a conference speaker, Bible teacher and lecturer. Krish is Executive Director for Churches in Mission at the Evangelical Alliance UK. He has taught apologetics, evangelism and mission as part of the faculty at Oxford University and as a visiting lecturer, most recently in Regents College Vancouver. Krish helps to lead his local church and is the author of several books aiming to present the gospel faithfully, relevantly and winsomely. Krish is a fan of Liverpool FC, and is husband, father and foster carer.

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A book confronting the paradoxes at Christianity's heart. Kandiah challenges us to see them as an opportinuty for deepening faith (The Bookseller)

Looking at the Bible's heroes of faith, Kandiah argues that it is only by wrestling with the challenges of faith rather than by pushing them away that we grow in knowledge of God. 'Paradox is often the pathway to truth, and Kris Kandiah is an accomplished guide along the road.' (Michael Green Church of England Newspaper 2014-04-11)

Evangelical theology has so often been written off as altogether too simplistic; so Kandiah is owed a hearing - and what he offers rewards our attention . . . While this admirably readable exercise in Evangelical apologetics is more likely to attract those already sympathetic to its theological preconceptions, there is still much here for the general reader to use as a stepping-stone to rather more profound theological reflection. (Dr. John Saxbee Church Times 2014-07-04)

This book helpfully steers away from overly neat or glib answers to the sorts of questions people really struggle with. It's well written, accessible and deserving of a wide audience . . . presents a compelling vision for the deep riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God. (Evangelicals Now)

The author is honest about inconvenient questions and loose ends. With an eye to the issues that face Christians in the contemporary world Kandiah explores some of them here. (Inspire Magazine)

...the chapters on Abraham, Joshua and Job touched the rawest nerves in my consciousness. (Inspire Magazine)

Read this book and give your faith a workout. (Inspire Magazine)

Krish Kandiah said about writing Paradoxology: I wanted to help Christians take their faith more seriously by tackling some of the most difficult parts of the Bible. (Woman Alive 2014-10-01)

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Why Christianity was never meant to be simple - an essential exploration of the paradoxes that lie at the heart of the Christian faith.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr Thomas T Wharin on 4 May 2014
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Because Krish Kandiah has an ear to both the bible and contemproary religious and non-religious culture, this book is both a superb pastoral resource and a cracking apologetic text. If you're living with the apparent absence or silence of God or wrestling with passages of the bible you find tough Krish offers some great insights into the bible. On the other hand, if you find Richard Dawkins' view of God and the bible persuasive, this book would be worth reading to check whether you've really understood the historical and textual context of the passages in question. I'm a Baptist minister and will be recommending this book unreservedly to our church family this morning.
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This book explores some of the big questions we all, if we're honest, ask ourselves: How can God allow suffering if he's compassionate? If God speaks, why don't we hear him? How can God be near when he feels far away?...

Rather than offering pat answers, the book looks to help its reader find a deeper understanding of God through these apparent contradictions. This refreshing approach leaves room for our questions (may even raise a few more!) whilst giving us a fuller picture of God's great character.

Unpretentious, straightforward language and 'real life' examples make it accessible to anybody. I think it would make a great small group study or teaching series (really looking forward to exploring it in that setting...)

Highly recommended!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Master T J Bechervaise on 20 Sept. 2014
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This is great. Like so many, I've longed struggled with many aspects of the Christian faith, particularly issues around genocide and how free-will and the sovereignty of God can co-exist. Krish offers a really accessible, insightful and useful guide to many of Scripture's more difficult passage, interspersing well context, personal anecdotes and some key pastoral implications.

Krish's heart, right from the beginning, is to see our relationships with God deepen as a result of delving into these more problematic passages. This is certainly the case for me. On so many occasions I put the book down encouraged, inspired and provoked by what I had read. In one instance, having spent a lunchtime reading the Habakkuk paradox, I subsequently spent a couple of hours pouring through the book of Habakkuk with renewed insight.

I think I found the Old Testament paradoxes more useful, probably because I have been a little more familiar with the New Testament ones and what they mean for us. That said, the Corinthian paradox offered a completely new perspective on the book for me, whilst also providing a fitting ending to the book. The Judas paradox was good, particularly the point made around Jesus' offer of grace to Judas just prior to his betrayal, though I did feel some points raised would have benefited from a little extra clarity and exploration.

It took me 10 days to cover this back-to-back, such was its usefulness for me. I would highly recommend it all people - the preacher, unbeliever, new Christian, long-time Christian, small-group setting, etc. If you have any questions, concerns and struggles with some of the Bible's more difficult passages, get hold of this book. I am sure you'll be more willing to engage with all Scripture, the easy bits and the not so easy bits, and find your faith strengthened as a result. It certainly was for me.
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Krish Kandiah addresses the biggest and controversial aspects of faith and belief in God. He skillfully examines hampering hurdles and age held truths of Christian theology as paradoxes - this is so apt for a postmodern and skeptical society/audience in the 21st Century.

Whether agnostic, atheist or theist, this book challenges where our individual and collective morality stems.

Do we trust God or blame God?

Is Judas the most evil person in history or God's robot assassin? Is he the most pitiest person?

Do we really have free will?

Kandiah addresses the most pertinent questions that most people think but perhaps are afraid to confront. This includes the most asked question of any society - why does God (if he exists), who is all loving, all powerful and all knowing, allow suffering and at times devastating suffering?

I find his chapter entitled: "The Job Paradox - The God who is actively inactive" the best response to the God and suffering question I have read in a long time. Kandiah writes honestly and is not pretentious. It's real.

Kandiah does not cut any corners anywhere in the book and while not every reader may agree with him - it will undoubtedly challenge every reader and I strongly recommend it is read by any thinking adult.

It's all about asking 'why' and the paradoxical perspective opens up fresh debate and confirmed understanding of faith, God and morality.

Krish Kandiah's Paradoxology is also an excellent resource for any first year University theology/divinity student and also senior secondary school students studying Religious Studies, Philosophy or RMPS.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Matt00 on 13 May 2014
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I loved this book. It made me think but it also helped me understand more about the God I worship. This is a vital resource for helping Christians to worship through thick and thin but also useful for non-Christians to witness to the fact that it's OK for people to have questions, doubts and struggles as we explore faith.

Krish handles some very contemporary issues in a logical but down to earth way. This accessibility makes it a great book to read. Krish uses gripping illustrations and personal stories to make the book readable and engaging.
I have used every chapter to teach older pupils at our local secondary school during their lunch hour and I'm trusting that the pupils will have been as built up listening as I did reading, preparing and teaching.
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