Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Book Review: The Grand Paradox Ken Wytsma @BookLookBlogger @kjwytsma #ChristianBlogger
Too often we receive warm and fuzzy messages from Christian teachers. When we encounter the reality of everyday life, these messages leave us wondering. Ken Wytsma has written the perfect book for those times. He is not going to sugar coat anything for easier consumption. Life is a terrible mess. There are things that just will never make a lot of sense to us. God offers himself as the answer to those times. He hasn't promised to save us from the pain of everyday life, but he has promised to walk alongside with us. The honest of this book is powerful. This is a message for believers that are tired of the trite answers to the messiness of the world. When brothers and sisters in the faith are suffering, there are no easy answers. Ken Wystma does not offer canned answers. He honestly admits the messiness of the world, and points the hurting back to God.
I truly enjoyed this book. It is so easy to get wrapped up in ourselves. Ken reminds us that we are not the center of the story. We cannot always rationalize God. Sometimes we are left to his mystery. Ken leaves room for that mystery. He uses references from Kierkegaard, C.S. Lewis, and George MacDonald flesh out his thinking. This is a great book. It is very well written and very easy to understand. It is written in everyday language and should be an encouragement for laypersons as well as ministers. This is definitely a book I would recommend to others, and I am sure it would be an encouragement to anyone who would read it.
I have been provided a complimentary copy of this title by Book Look Bloggers to provide this review.
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