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Bacon Sandwiches and Salvation: A Humorous Antidote for the Pharisee in All of Us [Paperback]

By Adrian Plass (Author)
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Halfway through the service our minister asked the congregation a question. For you, he asked, what is the most important thing in the world? Liz and I answered more or less simultaneously. My reply was very proper and holy for a change. Salvation! I cried piously. Bacon sandwiches! suggested Liz, with all the passion and wisdom you would expect from a retired magistrate and area schools advisor for religious education. Yes, I thought to myself. Of course. Bacon sandwiches and salvation. That just about sums it up. A God who can create the indescribable tastiness of a bacon sandwich must be planning something pretty incredible in the salvation line.(excerpt from Bacon Sandwiches and Salvation) Calvinists Christians whose theology suggests that they might not bother to book their hotel rooms in advance when planning a holiday because they are absolutely convinced that someone else will have done it for them, and if they haven't, there's no use trying. Grip term used by some Christians in their salutation at the end of a letter, thus, Yours in his grip. Suggests that God is in the habit of carrying his followers around in a small leather traveling case. Rock of ages (1) well known hymn which celebrates the security we find in the eternal love of God (2) music produced by the Rolling Stones

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"Halfway through the service our minister asked the congregation a question. For you, he asked, what is the most important thing in the world Liz and I answered more or less simultaneously. My reply was very proper and holy for a change. Salvation I cried piously. Bacon sandwiches suggested Liz, with all the passion and wisdom you would expect from a retired magistrate and area schools advisor for religious education. Yes, I thought to myself. Of course. Bacon sandwiches and salvation. That just about sums it up. A God who can create the indescribable tastiness of a bacon sandwich must be planning something pretty incredible in the salvation line."(excerpt from Bacon Sandwiches and Salvation)Calvinists: Christians whose theology suggests that they might not bother to book their hotel rooms inadvance when planning a holiday because they are absolutely convinced that someone else will havedone it for them and if they haven t, there?'s no use trying. Grip: term used by some Christians in theirsalutation at the end of a letter, thus, "Yours in his grip." Suggests that God is in the habit of carryinghis followers around in a small leather traveling case.Rock of ages: (1) well known hymn which celebrates the security we find in the eternal love of God (2) music produced by the Rolling Stones

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Studio: Authentic
Pages   240
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.3" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 29, 2008
Publisher   Authentic
ISBN  1934068764  
ISBN13  9781934068762  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Adrian Plass is one of today's most significant and successful Christian authors, and he has written over thirty books, including his latest, Looking Good Being Bad - the Subtle Art of Churchmanship. Known for his ability to evoke both tears and laughter for a purpose, Plass has been reaching the hearts of thousands for over fifteen years. He lives in Sussex, England with his wife, Bridget, and continues to be a cricket fanatic

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Adrian Plass' ABCs of Faith for Restless Christians Impatient With Pointless Piety  Oct 13, 2009
I'm a fan of Adrian Plass' work, have enjoyed his talks and have interviewed him a number of times over the years. I'm thrilled that other reviewers here are enjoying and recommending his book. I'm highly recommending it as well. But let me clear up a couple of possible misconceptions my reviewing colleagues may have (unintentionally) passed along.
Not all the words have three forms of definition. In fact, most don't. The book is written in the grand literary tradition of Ambrose Bierce's 1911 The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary or Frederick Buechner's Wishful Thinking: A Seeker's ABC. The idea is wisdom through humor.
Adrian is a beloved satirical writer from Britain. He's evangelical to the core of his being--and equally restless with a lot of the pomposity that passes for faith. What drives his life and letters is a faith that moves him to break down all barriers to Christian compassion. Understanding that life's focus, then his razor wit is good fun in slicing away a lot of the baggage that infuriates Christians as much as non-Christians.
The reviewer who says she's uncertain of the accuracy of some of the definitions--well, please don't buy this book hoping for an encyclopedic resource.
I laughed when I read his definition of Leviathan: "long-distance race for Old Testament men wearing jeans." That's a classic Adrian Plass line. But, no, not a shred of truth to the reference.
The book is good fun and the laughter is pure in spirit. It's a nice gift for a Christian friend. Going through the book with a small group also is guaranteed to spark spirited discussion!
 
Too Funny!  Sep 30, 2009
I wanted this book a while ago. We were supposed to tour it on Non~FIRST when it was still going, but something happened to the publication date. Anyway, I have it now! And it is HYSTERICAL. This may sound a bit gross, but it is the perfect book to put beside the toilet. It is one of those books that you don't read in one sitting. It is meant to be read a little at a time. My 14 year old son snatched it from me and has hogged it ever since. His favorite part was the definition 'Damnation: (1) condemnation to eternal punishment; (2) Holland.'
 
Hiliarious  Aug 30, 2009
This book is hilarious. I love British humour and since the author is a retired British magistrate guess what, the humour is British. Also, since the author is a member of the Church of England (Anglican) many of the daffynitions include references to the Anglican Church. But, I think that most readers are familiar enough with Anglican-isms to understand the references. The words are presented in 3 basic methods, a regular definition, a silly definition (many with both) and a real life story that many times shares the short falls of how we represent Christianity to the world of unbelievers. My whole family enjoys this book and it has the place of honour in the bathroom beside the throne.
 
A Funny Read For A Christian Audience  Aug 22, 2009
Adrian Plass' "Bacon Sandwiches and Salvation" is a humorous look at Christianity. The reader's attention will be drawn to the witty title at first, then completely captured by the cover - this sandwich looks delicious. I think I'll make BLTs for dinner, tonight... Anyway, this hysterical volume is assembled in the format of a dictionary, and defines various "Christian-ese" terms. It also identifies Biblical characters and historical and modern heroes of the faith. Plass uses humor to shed light on traditions for those already grounded in the church and those who aren't a member of any denomination.

I do have one concern. I think this book is absolutely written for a Christian audience. I would have to do a lot of research to verify the accuracy of many of the definitions provided, and I am a bit concerned that those without a solid foundation in Christ would see Christians with jaded vision if their only source of information about Christians were this book and our behavior.
 

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