War Of The Worlds Paperback
How to Avoid Leading a Double Life
by Adrian Plass;
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Adrian takes a look at the internal battles faced by the faithful when trying to flourish in society. Witty, humorous and insightful, Plass at his best letting us know how to let worlds collide and come out smiling.
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War Of The Worlds
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War of the Worlds is about spiritual warfare, maturity, prayer and the fear of true commitment. It's a book that battles to reunite the secret world of what we are, with the public world of what we appear to be, in an outrageous and seriously funny advance into the no-man's-land of genuine Christian engagement. Adrian brings the Bible alive with rather unexpected soap opera characters; he introduces us to a God who is much more playful than we thought and asks questions such as: If doubt and insecurity are the elephants in the room, how do we deal with these huge creatures? How have we allowed so many herds of sacred cows to grow so large?
True authenticity demands a major cull.
War of the Worlds brings out the big guns of Adrian Plass incisive wit and engaging humour.
With compassion, honesty and some unexpected soap-opera characters, Adrian leads the advance into the no-man's land between what we are and what we appear to be. War of the Worlds is about the real fight for the big prize. It's about our own battles between the flesh of what we are and the spirit of what we want to be. Adrian's War of the Worlds is about spiritual warfare. It's about maturity, prayer and the fear of true commitment. In a fragmented world that compartments off every aspect of our lives, he reunites us with a God who's a lot more playful than we thought. War of the Worlds is classic Plass in the spirit of Seriously Funny, and Salvation and Bacon Sandwiches. Thoughtful yet outrageously funny, Adrian takes on the doubts and insecurities that force us into leading a double life. War of the Worlds faces the hard questions of what we're prepared to sacrifice to win back a life that's true to who we are.
Adrian and his wife Bridgett are active in the Scargill Movement, North Yorkshire. Their book "Fountains in the Dust" tells of their travels through South American supporting the children's charity Toybox. Adrian has described himself winning "gold in three consecutive Doubt Olympics".
The new book by one of today's best selling and most loved Christian authors. A thoughtful and humorous look at the struggle between the flesh and the spirit. An honest insight into conquering the the doubts and fears that hold us back. War of the Worlds by Adrian Plass: Why would I buy it? For Adrian Plass' incisive wit, engaging humour, compassion and honesty. For a new insight into winning the battle for who you really are. As a gift to to introduce someone to entertaining and enlightening Christian writing.
Exert from the back cover: 'There is a war going on in the Church, says Adrian Plass: a war between two worlds - one where honesty is valued, and one where it's shunned. The same war is going on inside every Christian with areas of conflict such as death, weakness, sacred cows, the Bible, prayer, commitment ... all are covered here. War of the Worlds goes to the heart of Christian life and once again Adrian skilfully employs humour to help us absorb his more profound points'.
Don't miss the 'sitcom scripture' interviews: Frank Spencer interviewed as Zechariah, father of John the Baptist and Phil Mitchell of Eastenders, as Philip, the disciple who met the eunuch.
- Death - includes the trite things we say to the recently bereaved!
- Prayer - includes a comprehensive grace to say at pretentious dinners
- The no-man'slandofChristiancommitment with the real beatitudes
- Unauthorised Fire - in whose name? Revealing where Jesus got his rope
- Wasted weakness - with ten things you wish you could say to estate agents
- The Elephant in the room painfull honesty especially about Christmas
- Bringing the Bible - Zechariah and Frank Spencer, Phil Mitchell and Philip
- Sacred Cows - worship we won't let go, a father writes to his prodigal son
- Uniting our inner & public world where we are and where we belong
- The playful God - God's world and our world, eternity in the everyday
- The bottom line: positive crucifixion? the God who poured himself out
- Coming Home - Arrival, restoration and the last piece of the puzzle
War Of The Worlds by Adrian Plass was published by Authentic in October 2011 and is our 6369th best seller. The ISBN for War Of The Worlds is 9781850789567.
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War of the WorldsMary Bartholomew, via The Good Book Stall
There are flashes of the humour that we expect from Adrian Plass, but this is more serious than other books of his. Now ‘Writer in Residence’ at Scargill House Conference Centre in North Yorkshire, he has had time to ponder many things, and this book addresses several different subjects starting with Death, Prayer, Entry into the outrageous, frightening, funny no-mans-land of Christian commitment, ( a lovely Plassian chapter heading) through many others, to the final chapter, Coming home. You will need to spend time with this book, doing some pondering of your own, but it will be time well spent.
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War of the Worlds' is a more serious book then what Adrian Plass usually writes. One bookseller's review said reading this book is "time well spent". Whilst on a popular public readers site, Adrian's book has received 2 good reviews and 6 ratings averaging at 3.5 stars.
Can you list the chapter headings in this book please, along with a very brief summary of what each chapter is about?
Here is each chapter heading, along with a brief summary:
Death – includes the trite things we say to the recently bereaved!
Prayer – includes a comprehensive grace to say at pretentious dinners
The no-man’slandofChristiancommitment – with the real beatitudes
Unauthorised Fire – in whose name? Revealing where Jesus got his rope
Wasted weakness – with ten things you wish you could say to estate agents
The Elephant in the room – painfull honesty… especially about Christmas
Bringing the Bible – Zechariah and Frank Spencer, Phil Mitchell and Philip
Sacred Cows – worship we won’t let go, a father writes to his prodigal son
Uniting our inner & public world – where we are and where we belong
The playful God – God’s world and our world, eternity in the everyday
The bottom line: positive crucifixion? – the God who poured himself out
Coming Home – Arrival, restoration and the last piece of the puzzle
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Details for War Of The Worlds
|Page last updated||20th March 2017|
|Author / Artist||Adrian Plass|
|Publisher||Authentic (October 2011)|
|Number of Pages||202|