Alan P. F. Sell is a scholar and ecumenist who has taught courses, conducted worship, and delivered great lectures in many parts of the world. Following two pastorates and a period in British higher education, he became Theological Secretary of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (Presbyterian and Congregational), Geneva; and then held the Chair of Christian Thought in the University of Calgary, Canada. Since 1992, he has been at The United Theological College in Wales.
Throughout the trilogy Doctrine and Devotion the author seeks to communicate the Christian faith and foster a devotion that has implications for daily living. Alan P. F. Sell does this by presenting the major Christian doctrines -- God the Father, Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit -- as they are found in the Bible, as believers have confessed them through the ages, and as they relate to Christian witness at the dawn of a new millennium.
The trilogy Doctrine and Devotion discusses the Christian theology of God our Father with references to Jesus Christ, God's supreme self-revelation to the world. Alan P. F. Sell presents God as a loving, holy Father as well as a merciful and just ruler. From this book Christians gain biblically and doctrinally-based insights into the wisdom, justice, and helpfulness of the creator.