Notes from the Shallow End

Pages: 92
ISBN: 978-1-910012-08-6
Publication Date: 18/07/2014
Format: Paperback | eBook

Price: £6.99

'Beautiful, beguiling, provocative stories from one of my favourite people. Give Flan a chance and he'll make you feel things and think things and do things that matter. He'll sing you a song, tell you a folksy story and somehow, smilingly reach through your heart to mess with your brain until everything looks a little more hopeful.'
Pete Greig, 24-7Prayer

The stories behind, beyond and between the songs on the award-winning album ‘Drowning in the Shallow’. Heart-breaking photography and luxurious artwork combine to steer your head, heart and life away from a comfortable shallowness to the deeper adventure.

What People are Saying

‘Andy is a poet, a troubadour, and a master storyteller.  His words are like incense, rising out of the muck and pain and poetry of the margins…  and they add a special fragrance to the world that must make God and the angels smile.’

Shane Claiborne – author and activist


‘Andy is an agitator, a poet-warrior. He pierces the heart and twists the stomach. He doesn’t shy away from a fight against injustice and the glorious things about these reflections is his honesty that his biggest fight is often within himself. What I love about ‘Drowning in the shallows’ is that it’s what I’ve come to expect from Andy – raw wrestling and prophetic insight as he guides us into uneasy waters and God’s everlasting arms.’

Rachel Gardner – Founder and Creative Director, Romance Academy

‘Creative, insightful, compassionate, challenging, thought-provoking, inspiring … I love what Andy has done here. It is something quite out-of-the-ordinary, so take some time to let it seep into you and change how you see and do life.’

Ruth Valerio – Churches and Theology Director, A Rocha UK


‘In this digital format Notes from the Shallow End brings together the multiple strands of Andy’s gifting and ministry as a prophet, minstrel and storyteller. Having fallen in love with the songs and been deeply challenged by the book, I have found it very inspiring to access them in what is literally a new art form.’

Phil Stokes – Leader, The Well Community Church and Transform Southwark


‘What an inspired idea. The stories behind Andy’s songs provide a profound insight into the joys, the pains and the challenges of our 21 century lives.’

Steve Clifford – General Director, Evangelical Alliance.

A Note from Muddy Pearl

We love the way that this little book – with its gorgeous artwork and beautiful lyrics – tells the deep stories behind Drowning in the Shallow


I love this book, because it tells the stories behind the songs on the album “Drowning in the Shallows.”
I challenge anyone listening to the songs and reading the book not to be moved by God’s grace and love.

KGB on Amazon


Excellent music, and great to have the combination with the stories behind the music and the photos from the live shows! Love the message of Andy’s music.

Linda on Amazon


Really good to have the back story of the tracks on this outstanding album. If you haven’t heard Andy Flannagan yet, you are missing out!

A. Washington on Amazon


About the Author

Andy is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter who spends much of his time with his wife Jenny and son working out how to be downwardly mobile in the centre of London, treasuring some great friends and playing a lot of cricket.

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