Preaching to the Converted: A selection of over 24 classic Plass "bits" along with some new material, recorded with characterization by Adrian, Bridget and voice-actor Collin Murdock.
"Selected from twenty years worth of material performed all over the word, the contents of this album represent my response to a church that has inspired a mixture of love and irritation in me since I first became a Christian. Silliness and subtle Pharisaism still dog our attempts to understand and convey the wonderful, mystical ordinariness of God's desire to be a Father to his people. How a boringly orthodox Christian like me ended up using humor as a counter to these negative influences is beyond my understanding, but my journey through the last two decade has certainly been a rewarding and fascinating one." - Adrian Plass
Adrian Plass is a writer and speaker who has produced over thirty books in the last twenty years. The best known of these is probably The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass, a gentle satire on the modern church, which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide. This and other books have travelled to other countries and are translated into a number of foreign languages. Other books include biography, novels, short stories, a fictionalised account of the author's experiences as a residential child care worker, and collections of poems and sketches. A bemused Anglican, Adrian lives with his wife and daughter in a small market town near the Sussex South Downs.
Adrian has been in demand as a speaker in venues as varied as prisons, schools, churches, festivals, literary dinners and theatrical settings. His work also includes contribution to national and local radio and television. Live presentations combine humour, poetry, and story telling, largely revolving around his own inadequacies and struggles as a Christian and a human being.
In recent years Adrian has been joined by his wife Bridget in presenting a more varied and dramatic style of performance. Adrian and Bridget met at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and have found particular satisfaction in being allowed to ‘do a bit of acting’. They have also been privileged to work alongside World Vision on several occasions, visiting Bangladesh and Zambia, writing two books and touring both in the UK and abroad with the aim of encouraging people to take up child sponsorship
Their work now takes them as far away as Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Africa, while trips to Europe have introduced the added dimension of speaking through interpreters. Not easy when you're trying to be funny!
Adrian's latest books include 'Jesus Safe Tender and Extreme', published by Zondervan, 'Blind Spots in the Bible', published by BRF, and most recent of all 'Bacon Sandwiches and Salvation' published by Authentic Media. He and Bridget have also collaborated with friends in Canada to produce a CD of his favourite sketches from the last 20 years called 'Preaching to the Converted' while 'A Touch of Plass', CTA’s documentary video, is now out on DVD.