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The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass Aged 37 3/4 (Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass) [Paperback]

Adrian Plass
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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan; New edition edition (1 Sep 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310269121
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310269120
  • Product Dimensions: 20.5 x 13.2 x 0.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,971 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It was Saturday, December 14th. Feel led to keep a diary. A sort of spiritual log for the benefit of others in the future. Each new divine insight and experience will shine like a beacon in the darkness! Can't think of anything to put in today. Still, tomorrow's Sunday. Must be something on a Sunday, surely? Adrian Plass is hilarious, pure and simple. His readers are legion - and this is the bestselling book that started it all, converting thousands of people who love to laugh into avid Plass readers. "The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass" (aged 37) is merriment and facetiousness at its best - a journal of the wacky Christian life of Plass's fictional alter-ego, who chronicles in his 'sacred' diary the daily goings-on in the lives of ordinary-but-somewhat-eccentric people he knows and meets.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By amboline VINE VOICE
This book is a work of genius because it digs out all the silly, crazy, foolish things that Christians get up to and brings them into the light of day by making you laugh. A lot. Absolutely the best therapy for anyone who's ever felt let down by their church and needs to be reminded of its humanity, and of the presence of God there despite the things we do to mess it up!
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Supposing you're a life-long, faithful Christian who is finding just being faithful to family, friends, church, vocation and beliefs just too difficult. What do you do? You can't give up, even if you're tempted to, because all of this is far too important just to drop it all and run. Adrian Plass was in exactly that situation, and his solution was to write quite possibly the funniest book ever written about the trials and tribulations of being a Christian in the modern world. Just because it's hilarious doesn't mean that it's shallow, either: Mr Plass has a genius for using humour to expose the raw edges of life, the things we'd all prefer not to have to think about - the hurts, the hypocrisy, the depression, the sad things that happen - and somehow to make them better, to make some sense of them. If you're discouraged this book - and its two equally effective sequels - really are the ultimate pick-me-up; and if you're not, they'll warm your heart at the same time as really getting you thinking.
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I find this type of humour irresistable. I love people watching at church and I think that I have personally met each of Adrian Plass' characters.
Loved the bit about getting ready for the healing service by measuring his legs! I have lost count of the times when I have seen healing for this and I must admit that I always remember the book at this point.
It is refreshing to know that Christianity does not exclude you from having fun and laughing about what is going on around you. Adrian Plass manages to write about the fun in life as well as the struggles without losing his Christian perspective.
I would heartily recomend this book to anyone and indeed have lent to to non-christian friends in the past and they have enjoyed it as much as I have.
P.S. It is about the only Christian book that I can get my two teenage chidren to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A MODERN-DAY CHRISTIAN SURVIVAL HANDBOOK! 15 July 1999
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Adrian Plass has definitely earned the title of Sanity Preservation Specialist with this book! Throughout the pages of The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass Aged 37 3/4, Plass brings the lifebuoys of hope and joy to Christians who are struggling to keep their heads above the turbulent waters of modern day Christianity.
The combination of Adrian Plass's incredible sense of comedic timing and deep insights into Christian living, will leave you apologizing OFTEN to family members for interrupting their activities with your recurring outbursts of irrepressible laughter. The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass Aged 37 3/4 proves once again that Plass can dish out consistently humourous insights, while at the same time challenging the reader to seriously examine his/her own Christian walk.
If you're feeling like you can't possibly fathom attending even one more church (dis)function, The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass Aged 37 3/4 is an absolute must read!
Sam D.
P.S. Addrian's a hysterical read - an anagram of "The Sacred Adrian Plass Diary".
(Alright. You caught me! I spelled his name with an extra "d". It's better than the alternative anagram though, which is "P.S. Adrian's a hysterical adder". His work DOES have bite, but it's far from venomous.)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A truly great book, bought mine years ago and have read it and lent it out soo many times.. It never fails to pick me up when I'm feeling blue and helps remind me that I'm not the only one who notices how daft people are sometimes - myself included...

Buy it now, and check out the books that follow in the same series:

- The Horizontal Epistles of Andromeda Veal

- The Theatrical Tapes of Leonard Thynn

- The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass, on Tour: Aged Far Too Much to Be Put on the Front Cover of a Book

- The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass, Christian Speaker, Aged 45 3/4

Enjoy, and share it with your friends... Good to see it back in print too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Adrian Plass and all that 26 Oct 2006
I have read all of Adrian plasses works and this is were it all started. He is by far the funniest Christian writer ever!!! I love his characters especially Gerald (or D. Regal) and Andromeda (love and a dream) i wish they went to my church. If you have never read an Adrian Plass this will make no sense. If you have never read it then please do, his diary of the christian lifestyle is fantastic and we can all learn a lesson..... or at least have a good laugh.

anyway the hitler woman is coming round so must go!!!

P.S hitler woman is an anagram, see if you can work it out

(heres a clue.... shes called Jean)

P.P.S Why does Leonard Thynn borrow there cat?
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This is one of the best christian books that I have ever read. I love Plass' style and humor. It makes me laugh, so much that I don't dare to read it in a public place, and sigh with relieve. God indeed is nice and he likes me. Plass speaks from his own observations and experiences, which makes his writing very personal and vunerable. He makes you laugh and cry about the silly thing chrisians do while at the same time you know that Plass really loves Jesus and also the church. Well done.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hillarious
Adrian Plass is one of my new favorite authors! This book made had me in hysterics from the first chapter, and I could totally relate to the events he was describing! Read more
Published 2 months ago by liz97
5.0 out of 5 stars the sacred diary of Adrian OPlass
An excellent book that really makes one laugh - Adrian has a good sense of humour which comes over in his writing
Published 3 months ago by Topsy
5.0 out of 5 stars So funny!
I've read this book several times and have bought it as a gift twice! I love it. I guess it might not be to everyone's taste humour wise but it makes me laugh out loud! Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kirstyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Diary
This is the first, and best, of the Adrian Plass diaries. Laugh out loud funny and quite touching in some areas. One to read over and over, especially if you're feeling down.
Published 6 months ago by Vonne
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic book - a must read
Read this book many times when I was younger, but it must be nearly 20 years since I last read it. Loved re-reading it - well told, great characters, very funny - laughed out loud... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Phil Dunkerley
5.0 out of 5 stars Christian literature
Very funny - very real look at the various Christians and how we are and act today in the world
Published 8 months ago by Mrs Susan M Goodwin
5.0 out of 5 stars Always liked this book!
This book should cheer you up! Nearly everything this guy writes seems to happen in your own life. Well done.
Published 14 months ago by Grandma Christine
2.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly Dull
I was really looking forward to receiving this book, Christianity with humour, wonderful. What a disappointment. I kept reading hoping it was would get better. Read more
Published on 11 Feb 2012 by Moonshadow
5.0 out of 5 stars So funny I fell off my bed!
Quite simply this is the funniest, most rip-roaringly hilarious book I have ever read. I still chuckle just thinking about some of the lines. Brilliant!
Published on 25 Jun 2011 by Mr. Christopher N. Parker
4.0 out of 5 stars The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass Aged 37 3/4 (Sacred Diary of Adrian...
The book was of the quality I expect from Adrian Plass, and if you are a new Christian; it will show you that Christians do get things wrong, do have questions and doubts and... Read more
Published on 13 Jun 2011 by Polaber
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