God Is Stranger
What happens when God turns up?
By Krish Kandiah
Taking a fresh look at Bible passages he thought he knew, Krish Kandiah was struck by the fact that when God turns up, he never seems to do what people expect - and started to wonder what this might mean for the ways we expect to encounter God today.
'This is an urgent, powerful and prophetic book that has the potential to change your life forever. Full of passion, biblical insight and real-world application, it demands not just to be read but to be acted on!'
Revd Canon J. John
'Be warned: this book could seriously affect your view of yourself, of the world and of God - I highly recommend it to you!'
Paula Gooder, Bible Society
'Has God become as familiar and forgettable as a fridge-magnet? That's the danger Krish Kandiah faces up to in this wonderfully readable and very challenging book. Bible stories come to life as Krish tells them afresh, richly illustrated with personal experience and social relevance, and in each case the living God turns up - strange, dangerous, and, like Aslan, not safe but good.'
Chris Wright, Langham Partnership
'An important and timely book from someone who lives out its message in the spheres of politics, church and (most important of all) his own family home.'
Pete Greig, 24-7 Prayer International
Krish Kandiah is Founder and Director of the adoption and fostering charity Home for Good, and a Vice-President of Tearfund. He is in demand as a speaker, consultant and social entrepreneur. He lives with his wife and seven children, including fostered and adopted children, in Oxfordshire, UK.
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13 Apr 2017
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Hodder & Stoughton
If God isn't constantly surprising us then something is amiss. He's always more faithful than we realise, more challenging than we understand, more mysterious than we'd like and closer than we think. Krish draws us into the Scripture and points us to the God who walks beside us and yet is infinitely beyond us. I highly recommend the adventure! — Andy Croft, Soul Survivor
Krish Kandiah's work with refugees and vulnerable children is inspirational. He and his wife Miriam model their teaching on Christian hospitality by welcoming adopted and foster children into their home. We have much to learn from their example. — Nicky and Pippa Gumbel
We think we know God but Kandiah wants us to come to see God as a stranger, someone we haven't got taped, and find our lives turned upside down as a result. — The Church of England Newspaper
In his new book God is Stranger, Krish Kandiah turns the tables on what we think we know about God. — Inspire Magazine
Kandiah challenges us to recognise that having met the God who is a stranger we should look out for God in the stranger... This is a book which made me think, which helped me see things a little differently, to link the things that I know in my head with the things that I feel in my heart. — Methodist Recorder
[Krish Kandiah] shows us that God often shows up when and where we least expect him to, and brings us a powerful challenge. — Together Magazine
The author's own commitment to Scripture and his personal engagement with the issues require us to listen with care... You must read this book and hear what God is saying to the churches in our day. — Evangelicals Now
Drawing on personal experience, Kandiah asks searching questions about the appearance of God in lives. — Life & Work