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The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass, Adrian Plass and the Church Weekend
by Adrian Plass
Publisher:Hodder and Stoughton
I read the first Sacred Diary when it came out 26 years ago and found it side-splittingly funny. This one, for me, doesn't quite rise to the same levels of hilarity. It occasionally made me smile and even chuckle but for the most part it didn't have me laughing out loud. Adrian certainly says some stuff that I found helpful e.g. that "God... is not looking for wonderful Christians, but for inadequate followers with a willingness to be obedient". He brings out the truth that in all things God works for the good of those who love him in a conversation he has with a character called Polly. When she asks, "...do you think God sometimes uses these disastery sort of things to make something good happen?", Adrian replies, "There's not much hope for me if he doesn't...". For readers going on holiday and looking for something light-hearted, entertaining and easy-to-read, and who don't mind the sacred being made the subject of humour, this might be a good choice of book to take.
Reviewer: Brian Kerr (10/07/13)