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The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass, on Tour: Aged Far Too Much to Be Put on the Front Cover of a Book Paperback – 1 May 2005

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Product details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan; New Ed edition (1 May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007130465
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007130467
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,754 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Adrian Plass is one of today's most significant and successful Christian authors, and he has written over thirty books, including his latest, Looking Good Being Bad - the Subtle Art of Churchmanship. Known for his ability to evoke both tears and laughter for a purpose, Plass has been reaching the hearts of thousands for over fifteen years. He lives in Sussex, England with his wife, Bridget, and continues to be a cricket fanatic


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This book is a good read for anyone suffering from nightmares, needing a positive note just before falling asleep. I like Plasses views on religion and his honest (if sometimes repetive) writing style. I've read many of his books and this one is good, allthough nowhere near as good as his previous work.

I recommend this for anyone who has a sense of humour about religion- as Jesus does.
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This book follows covers a tour which Adrian makes with his fictional wife Anne, and their son Gerald (now an an ordained minister). Amongst others. It's a local speaking tour in which Adrian - supposedly - writes his diary daily. There are some very amusing moments although we all thought it wasn't as funny as the previous books in the series. On the other hand, there are some very thought-provoking discussions that occur, some of which point out - gently - flaws in some modern evangelical fundamentalist styles of thinking.

This isn't really a book for those outside the church; there are too many 'in' jokes and allusions, too much cynicism to make any sense to someone who thinks Christianity is a load of rubbish anyway. I'm not sure it would even be helpful to those who are absolutely certain of their theology and don't like to hear dissenting voices.

But for those who like to think outside the box, to see things in a slightly different light and who don't mind a sometimes irreverent sense of the ridiculous and a gentle poking fun at well-meaning people within the church, this comes highly recommended. But preferably read the earlier books first - the original Sacred Diary in particular.
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A bit of light relief from my current diet of Carson and Piper, but amid the laughing, I think Plass gives me just as much to think about. Adrian Plass is On Tour, with the usual characters - his longsuffering and insightful wife Anne, son and now Curate Gerald, mad friend Leonard Thynn (now with dancing girlfriend, Angels), and a new theologically-sound-financial-backer Barry Ingstone.

Touring around the country speaking, they meet un-cooperative caretakers, PA operators who can't, over-optimistic meeting organisers (not exactly 500 people in a theatre, more like 8 in a front room), and lots of people who need Jesus.

Through anecdote and conversation, Adrian Plass addresses important truths but with a knack of rising above theological debate to show you the love of God working through flawed, unwilling servants in a fallen world, to heal and help ordinary people.

Anne sums it up, in her response to Barry theologically-correct-but-hopelessly-wrong Ingstone's objection to using the church simply to help people without preaching to them at the same time.

Barry, in meeting you, I have been brought face to face with a phenomenon that is completely new to me. I have never before known anyone who was so completely and utterly right, and at the same time so totally and unequivocally wrong. Everything you say about the Bible and its teaching is accurate and unarguable. Everything you say about real people and real life and the way God actually is in his dealings with sad, confused human beings was born in some other, distant, cold and unfriendly place, and should never have been allowed to live.
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I loved this book as I love nearly all of Plass`s books. Theologically and spiritually insightful with hilarious and yet very real and vulnerable characterisation. It was lovely to meet new character Angels. She and Leonard provided some very tender and also funny moments. It is lovely to see how Gerald has matured but still has his sense of humour! I recommend
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