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Sacred Diary Series

The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass Aged 37¾ 

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 […]

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The Horizontal Epistles of Andromeda Veal

Readers of The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass will recall the 'small but powerful' figure of Andromeda Veal. Andromeda has broken her femur while trying to 'eat muesli and roller skate at the same time'. Deserted by her separated parents, she lies in a hospital bed feeling very lonely. Anne Plass mobilises the whole church […]

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The Theatrical Tapes of Leonard Thynn

Yes, good old Leonard Thynn has taken it upon himself to record the extraordinary meetings in which members of his church prepare and plan ten minutes of drama. Adrian Plass, Sacred Diarist and director of the show, has his hands full as people like Percy Brain, Victoria Flushpcol, Vernon Rawlings and other familiar characters claim […]

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The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass Christian Speaker Aged 45¾

Adrian Plass lovers got their initial baptism of laughter through his bestseller, The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass (aged 37 ¾). The author's account of ‘serious spiritual experiences' naturally made him in demand as a public speaker - so of course another diary was inevitable. The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass, Christian Speaker (aged 45 […]

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The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass, On Tour

We got our first taste of Adrian Plass's outrageous humour in The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass, Age 37 3/4 and The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass, Age 45 3/4. With over 2 million copies sold, these beloved bestsellers naturally placed the author's fanciful alter-ego in great demand as an inspirational speaker. And of course, […]

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The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass, Adrian Plass and the Church Weekend

Adrian has been trying to keep a low profile at church but his son Gerald is now an Anglican vicar and the two churches are getting together for a joint weekend away. Now Adrian's been volunteered to run it... From the confusion of arrival when Anne is allocated to the top bunk with a schizophrenic […]

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Other Novels

Broken Windows, Broken Lives

David Harper is no Superman. An out of work actor, he decides to apply for the position of house father in a residential school for "maladjusted" boys, as he sees himself as the new Dr Bernardo, surrounded by tragic but beautiful children eternally grateful to him! The gulf between daydream and reality is quickly bridged […]

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An Alien At St.Wilfred's

Who wants to poison the organist? Why is the overhead projector so very annoyed? Who made the vicar burst into tears in his own pulpit? What on earth is happening to the church lighting? Why did four sane Anglicans meet on top of the tower in a raging storm? What is going on? It's very […]

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Stress Family Robinson

The Robinson Family--mother, father, two teenage sons and a six-year-old daughter who is everyone's favourite--are a typical Christian family -- or are they? Does life behind the front door of the tall, thin Victorian semi-detached where they live match up to (or even vaguely resemble) the image they convey at their parish church? -- Does […]

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A Year At St. Yorick's

This spoof collection of monthly parish magazines which lampoons the life of a fictional rural parish. These are tempestuous times for the Church of England and as ever Adrian's humour is full of wisdom and compassion as well as wild irreverence.

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The Birthday Party

The long-awaited, heart-warming and humourous sequel to Stress Family Robinson is here! These are the ongoing tales of the Robinson Family and their efforts to match the image of the perfect Christian family, while in reality they live on a rich diet of love and chaos. All a little older but not very much wiser, […]

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Ghosts: The Story of a Reunion

When David Herrick receives an invitation to a reunion in one of England's most haunted houses, his first reaction is to refuse. After all, he hasn't seen Jenny, Peter or the others since they were all a part of the same youth group two decades ago. Moreover, he isn't feeling very sociable since his wife […]

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Silver Birches

When David Herrick receives an invitation to a reunion in one of England's most haunted houses, his first reaction is to refuse. After all, he hasn't seen Jenny, Peter or the others since they were all a part of the same youth group two decades ago. Moreover, he isn't feeling very sociable since his wife […]

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The Shadow Doctor

The Shadow Doctor isn't your usual kind of doctor. Sure, you can bring him your problems - but the chances are his solutions will blow your mind. This man can see into your soul, and the cures he prescribes don't come from the pharmacy. If you have fears you just cannot face, wounds you can't […]

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Shadow Doctor: The Past Awaits

The continued adventures of the Shadow Doctor, from the bestselling author of The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass. Mysteries are there to be solved. Aren't they? Jack has been working with the Shadow Doctor for a little while now. He thinks he might just be getting to grips with the Doc's unusual approach to helping […]

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Collections

The Final Boundary

Through this collection of humorous and moving stories, Adrian Plass reminds us of the failings we share as human beings. As we get caught up in our every day lives it is all too easy to be unaware when our egos become inflated and and we forget to consider the feelings of others. The home […]

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Clearing Away the Rubbish

A collection of songs, poetry and drama from best-selling author Adrian Plass. In Clearing away the Rubbish Adrian Plass applies his own particular brand of wry humour to the stresses of modern day life. He considers the way we all clutter up our lives with complications and wonders whether they aren’t just more pieces of […]

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The Visit and Other Short Stories

This moving story about a long-awaited visitor to a present-day church and is a wonderful reminder of the purpose of Christ's visit 2,000 years ago. The visit doesn't go at all as expected -- for a start, the visitor takes the church to the pub and gives away his clothes to the down and out. […]

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Father to the Man

What is a forty something bloke to do when he and his wife don't seem to talk anymore, his teenage son is alienated from him and his best mate - reliable drinking companion for many years - suddenly and inexplicably becomes a Christian? What do a family do when a much-loved grandparent dies unexpectedly and […]

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Nothing But the Truth

A parable can 'entertain at the front door while the truth slips in through a side window, ' and few Christian writers can tell one as deftly as Adrian Plass. In this collection of short stories he is thought-provoking, inventive and easily able to traverse that short distance between a smile and a tear. Combining […]

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And Jesus Will Be Born

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Best in Plass: Stories, Songs, Poems, and Sketches

LAUGH. CRY. ENJOY. It's time to strip away the hypocrisy and look at Christianity the way it's meant to be! Let internationally acclaimed author Adrian Plass point you in the right direction ... toward authentic faith. With his trademark brand of off-beat humour, Plass pens this unique collection of stories, songs, poems, dramatic sketches and […]

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Silences and Nonsenses (poems)

Adrian Plass has been delighting readers with his poetry for over twenty-five years, and this book finally brings it all together in one volume. As he says, 'To have them all, good, not so good, simple, complicated, light-hearted, funny, serious, sensible and silly collected into one volume is more exciting than I can say.' Funny, […]

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The Visit and Other Short Stories Read More _________________________________________________________________
Father to the Man Read More _________________________________________________________________
Nothing But the Truth Read More _________________________________________________________________
And Jesus Will Be Born Read More _________________________________________________________________
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Other Works

Apple of His Eye

This book is about the truth that we hardly dare to believe - that God not only loves us but delights in us. He knocks at the door of our heart, desiring that we should open the door and let him come in. But the Christ who wants to enter into the house of our […]

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A Smile on the Face of God

The inspiring story of one man's journey through extremes of light and darkness to reach a place where he can be a smile on God's face for many people.

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View From A Bouncy Castle

A book which takes a wry look at faith and its self-inflicted problems from the pleasurable but insecure viewpoint of an inflated "bouncy castle" at a children's fairground. The author tells of his own bounces and his belief that God still loves and catches people each time they bounce and fall.

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Cabbages for the King

Adrian Plass is an eccentric Christian with an eye for seeing the holy in the most down to earth aspects of life. This is a collection of jokes, stories, sketches and verse that he has flung at people over the last few months. Most of them are humorous, a few sad or serious and the […]

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The Unlocking

'I am a frightened person. God began the unlocking process in me a long time ago, and it's still going on today. I'm sure that God wants to tackle the fears that cripple us. The resurrection of Jesus made all things possible and the Holy Spirit moves in our lives with all the ingenuity of […]

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You say Tomato

A collection of letters from George, an Englishman, and Brad, an American. Through their amusing correspondence they attempt to unravel the mysteries and sort out the cultural differences of the two countries divided by a common religion.

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City of Gold

The City of Gold is about Heaven. Since our language contains no word to describe this amazing place, Ian Blythe, Phil Baggaley, Dave Clifton, and Adrian Pass have painted a picture with songs and poetry. [AUDIO CD]

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When You Walk

When You Walk is a rich collection of warm, highly individualistic, sometimes refreshingly maverick responses to familiar and not so familiar passages, that Adrian Plass has contributed to BRF's New Daylight Bible reading notes over the years. The material, organised by Adrian himself, includes a new and substantial preface to each of the sections in […]

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Words from the Cross

Poems and visual images by Adrian Plass & Ben Ecclestone

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The Visit: Would You Be Ready?

A beautifully illustrated gift book by this best-selling author This moving story about a long-awaited visitor to a present-day church, is illustrated in full colour by Ben Ecclestone, and is a wonderful reminder of the purpose of Christ's visit 2,000 years ago. The visit doesn't go at all as expected -- for a start, the […]

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Why I Follow Jesus

Why I Follow Jesus is an attempt by Adrian to explain why it is that a man who lived 2000 years ago and who lived for such a short time, still has meaning for someone like himself today. Adrian explains why he feels compelled to spend his life following the example of Jesus and trying […]

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Colours of Survival

Adrian and Bridget Plass sponsor Shanaj Begum through World Vision—one of the world's largest relief and development agencies. In this book to celebrate World Vision's 50th anniversary, they record their observations and emotions in a diary that is accompanied by photographs, illustrations, and poetry. In it we will see glimpses of a life far removed […]

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From Growing Up Pains to the Sacred Diary

Two favourite works by best-selling author Adrian Plass in one volume Adrian Plass has a way of telling our stories by telling his, and by so doing has endeared himself to a multitude of readers. Perhaps his secret lies in his humour, from the dark to the absurd. Or it could be his penchant for […]

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Never Mind the Reversing Ducks

`It's interesting to note that the original Greek word used here has a very strong sense of waterfowl flying backwards. So, what the writer is saying is that they went down like reversing ducks, and so, of course should we ...'- from Adrian Plass's popular spoof of an Anglican sermonReaders who seek a weighty theological […]

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The Heart of the Family

Families are funny. They can be sheer heaven or they can be - well, less than heavenly. One thing is for sure, though. The happiest of family members will readily concede that tears are as essential as laughter if we are to survive the dramatic peaks and troughs of close human interaction. This is no […]

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The Son of God Is Dancing

The much-praised writing team of Adrian and Bridget Plass looks at the extent of the AIDS pandemic in Zambia. On visiting this colorful country they saw the problem and what is being done about it from many angles: from preventative projects with sex-workers to the care of orphans. The desperation there left them determined to […]

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Jesus - Safe, Tender, Extreme

People long for reality in their walk with Christ. To attain that heartfelt need, Adrian Plass in his profound but endearing style engages with three deeply significant aspects of Jesus - how he is safe, tender and extreme. The safety we find in Jesus is only discovered at a price, which may be suffering or […]

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Blind Spots in the Bible

Why did Jesus weep at the tomb of Lazarus when he knew his friend was about to be raised to life? Why was it all right for Zacchaeus to give away part of his wealth while the rich young man had to give it all? What about that extraordinary passage in Genesis about angels marrying […]

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Bacon Sandwiches & Salvation

Adrian works through the alphabet, combining one-line definitions with more thoughtful pieces - a laugh-out-loud book on Christians and Christian culture. What are the two most important things in the universe? Bacon sandwiches and salvation, according to Adrian Plass. In this book, he combines one-line definitions with more thoughtful pieces, producing a volume that will […]

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Looking Good, Being Bad

Adrian Plass is back to humorously yet gently challenge the Churchman or woman in all of us as we treat the church as if it should be made in our own image. In Looking Good Being Bad, Adrian Plass asks why the body of Christ constantly trips over itself to derail it's mission and ward […]

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Growing Up Following Jesus

Adrian Plass's unique perspective on life and faith can be enjoyed once more in this energizing compilation of two autobiographical books- The Growing Up Pains of Adrian Plass and Why I Follow Jesus Told with disarming honesty and his usual irresistible humour, The Growing Up Pains of Adrian Plass is about the sometimes difficult progress […]

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Seriously Funny (1): Life, Love and God...Musings Between Two Good Friends

A little while ago, concerned that the next time they got together, one of them would be in a coffin, Jeff Lucas and Adrian Plass decided to start exchanging letters - and this book is the result. Breathtakingly honest, Seriously Funny is a celebration of 21st century Christianity - as well as a no-holds barred […]

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War of the Worlds

Adrian considers the pull of the spirit and of the flesh and how this often leads us to live compartmentalised lives. We allow God only into certain bits and suffer embarrassment when our compromised private lives and shiny public lives collide. War of the Worlds is about spiritual warfare, maturity, prayer and the fear of […]

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Seriously Funny (2): Life, Love and God...Musings Between Two Good Friends

Plass and Lucas exchange more thoughts on a variety of Christian topics in this new collection of personal correspondence. The long-awaited sequel to Seriously Funny lets us in on further correspondence between these two popular authors.

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All Questions Great and Small

The whole idea of the SERIOUSLY FUNNY tour was for Adrian Plass and Jeff Lucas to let people in on their conversations about God, life and the universe - and it went pretty well. After all, that's pretty much what they've been doing in their separate writing and speaking careers all these years. All told, […]

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Apple of His Eye Read More _________________________________________________________________
A Smile on the Face of God Read More _________________________________________________________________
View From A Bouncy Castle Read More _________________________________________________________________
Cabbages for the King Read More _________________________________________________________________
The Unlocking Read More _________________________________________________________________
You say Tomato Read More _________________________________________________________________
City of Gold Read More _________________________________________________________________
When You Walk Read More _________________________________________________________________
Words from the Cross Read More _________________________________________________________________
The Visit: Would You Be Ready? Read More _________________________________________________________________
Why I Follow Jesus Read More _________________________________________________________________
Colours of Survival Read More _________________________________________________________________
From Growing Up Pains to the Sacred Diary Read More _________________________________________________________________
Never Mind the Reversing Ducks Read More _________________________________________________________________
The Heart of the Family Read More _________________________________________________________________
The Son of God Is Dancing Read More _________________________________________________________________
Jesus - Safe, Tender, Extreme Read More _________________________________________________________________
Blind Spots in the Bible Read More _________________________________________________________________
Bacon Sandwiches & Salvation Read More _________________________________________________________________
Looking Good, Being Bad Read More _________________________________________________________________
Growing Up Following Jesus Read More _________________________________________________________________
Seriously Funny (1): Life, Love and God...Musings Between Two Good Friends Read More _________________________________________________________________
War of the Worlds Read More _________________________________________________________________
Seriously Funny (2): Life, Love and God...Musings Between Two Good Friends Read More _________________________________________________________________
All Questions Great and Small Read More _________________________________________________________________