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The Grand Paradox

The Grand Paradox

The Messiness of Life, the Mystery of God and the Necessity of Faith

by Ken Wytsma

"Ken leads us deeper into the beauty and mystery of the Christian life. One of the most thought-provoking books on faith to come out in a long time." — Shane Claiborne, Author and Activist

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

This is a book for all those wrestling with the paradoxes that confront those who seek to walk with Christ. It's an honest look at how faith works, here and now, in our culture, our time—and how to put down real roots and flourish in the midst of our messy lives.

Read an Excerpt: The Grand Paradox

Read an Excerpt: The Grand Paradox

"Our modern American definition of the word faith can be anemic and hollow. We think believing God exists is the end of the story, never considering that God might desire more of us than simply acknowledging He is there."

Praise for The Grand Paradox

Praise for The Grand Paradox

"Ken's book is a significant voice of clarity for people on a faith journey whose path is riddled with fog. Enthusiastic applause for this gem." —Tsh Oxenreider, author of Notes From a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World

Excerpt: Foreword by Eugene Cho

Excerpt: Foreword by Eugene Cho

"What kind of book is this? It's a gut check. An honest look in the mirror."

Keep Up With Ken

Keep Up With Ken

Ken Wytsma is a leader, innovator and social entrepreneur. Visit his website to follow his blog, join his Twitterverse and watch his responses featured on Askquestions.tv.

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

A Faith-Saver

A Faith-Saver

Chris Smith

Had I read The Grand Pardox in the midst of my own crises of faith during college, I might have been spared a substantial amount of grief.

Kernels of Wisdom from Ken Wytsma

Kernels of Wisdom from Ken Wytsma

Rebecca Florence Miller

As I read The Grand Paradox, I found myself thinking, “This guy is in my corner.” And he is. But what I imagine Ken Wytsma really wants us to see is that Jesus Christ is the One in our corner whether we sense it or not … for the long haul, for the rest of our lives.

A Different Grand Paradox: What About Sin?

A Different Grand Paradox: What About Sin?

Matt Avery

The grand paradox I see is the ongoing war between our old selves who hate God and our new selves who love God.

Theology for Real People

Theology for Real People

David Swartz

As I read The Grand Paradox, I found myself thinking, “This guy is in my corner.” And he is. But what I imagine Ken Wytsma really wants us to see is that Jesus Christ is the One in our corner whether we sense it or not … for the long haul, for the rest of our lives.

Full of Nourishing and Challenging Truth

Full of Nourishing and Challenging Truth

Kristo Gray

If you crave a voice who is willing to acknowledge the seemingly limitless ironies, and frustrations of our daily attempt to live out faith in a spiritual reality in the midst of a physical, skeptical world and the challenges we all face in the process, bon appetite.

What Is The Grand Paradox About?