The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass (Aged 37 3/4) began its public life in Christian Family Magazine, progressed to live performances at Christian holiday weeks and has grown to a best-selling book which will leave listeners helpless with laughter yet moved by the genuine affection which holds together Adrian, his family, and his assorted fellow-believers. The Diary is a must for anyone who has ever thought that some of the things we do and say as Christians are faintly ridiculous.
Adrian Plass in now in demand after his account of "serious spiritual experiences" in The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass (aged 37 3/4). As Adrian gathers regularly with his support group, we meet old friends like his long-suffering wife Anne, their son Gerald, loony and lovable Leonard Thynn, and Doreen Cook, who are as religious as ever.
"A funny look at the church"
It has been just six months since David Herrick lost his beloved wife, Jessica. The grief is still an open wound. So when he receives an invitation to a reunion of long-lost friends, David's first impulse is to refuse. After all, two decades have passed since he was in the same youth group with these people. But the invitation comes from Angela, one of his wife's oldest friends, and mysteriously, she claims she has something for him from his late wife.
This poignant, moving and sometimes disturbing story blends Adrian Plass's rich style of humor with his knack for addressing the deep issues we all face, such as faith, grief, love, and fear.
Adrian erzählt unnachahmlich in Tagebuchform von seinen teils erfolgreichen, teils misslungenen Versuchen, als "guter" Christ zu leben. Frech nimmt er aufgesetztes, frommes Verhalten aufs Korn - oft maßlos übertrieben - und trifft trotzdem meist zielsicher ins Schwarze.
Der Gründer der Kirche kommt zu Besuch und wird, wie schon vor 2000 Jahren, zum Stein des Anstoßes für die einen und zum Retter und Befreier für die anderen.
Adrian Plass hat für "Stürmische Zeiten" einen festen Ankerpunkt gefunden. In einem Spannungsfeld zwischen Lachen und Weinen, zwischen Humor und Besinnlichkeit setzt er Leuchtzeichen der Orientierung und Hoffnung.