The Grand Paradox
The Messiness of Life, the Mystery of God and the Necessity of Faith
  • “In The Grand Paradox, Ken Wytsma talks about actual faith, not idealized faith. The faith of which he speaks is not only for our messy world but also of our messy world — while yet trusting and revealing God. Thoroughly honest, never evasive, free of clichés, deeply Christian, encouraging rather than scolding in its tone, it is the most perceptive and helpful discussion of faith that I know of.”

    Nicholas Wolterstorff, Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology, Yale University, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia

  • “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

  • “With refreshing honesty, Ken explores our journey towards real faith, the kind that sustains us through seasons of suffering and strengthens us through life’s mysteries. Deeply personal, yet anchored biblically, The Grand Paradox, will both encourage and energize you. I commend it highly”

    Stephan Bauman, President and CEO of World Relief

  • “Ken is a historian and theologian who also has the heart of a pastor. He gently walks us through places in The Grand Paradox that are hard yet necessary as believers. My head and heart were full after engaging this book. I hope yours will be as well.”

    Leroy Barber, author of Everyday Missions and Red, Brown, Yellow, Black, White—Who’s More Precious in God’s Sight?

  • “I’ve been a Christian most of my life, and yet the older I get, the less sure I am of anything beyond God’s beloved son Jesus and his deep love for all of humanity. 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