Wednesday, June 23, 2010

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

Plass has done it again! He takes the ordinary things we religious people do and puts them under the microscope of reality. As we see ourselves as we really are we have to laugh, cry and realize that Jesus really is nice and he likes us IN SPITE OF THE SILLY THINGS WE DO. This diary shows us a more mature, thoughtful diary writer than before. All the family and friends are there, and I had a definite feeling that my knowledge of them was growing deeper.

Don't be afraid to read this if you are a Christian. It doesn't make fun of Jesus, but of us. If think that this book is a must read for all theology students or any other person thinking about going into ministry. This is something that we are certainly deserving of, and Plass delivers a healthy dose of humourous-medicine that challenges our status quo and invites us to run giggling into the arms of the One who loves us so much He'd rather die than live without us!

1 comment:

  1. Breda said:
    What I have always enjoyed about Adrian Plass is that he uncovers all our little shows, and yet without any malice. In fact, I find myself laughing and then realize that I am laughing at myself! If we give up any of our charades as a result of reading Adrian Plass, it is not because we have been scolded, but because, having laughed at them, we have come to realize how unnecessary and ridiculous they have been in the first place. Required reading for anyone who takes herself or himself with too much seriousness. (Of course, that leaves very few of us out!)