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Seriously Funny #01: Life, Love & God...Musings Between Two Good Friends

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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 expose of its sillier side. And they are equally hard on them
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Paperback, 168 pages
Published December 30th 2010 by Authentic Media (first published April 1st 2010)
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Jodi
Finally a book that recognizes Christians as real people. People with a sense of humor first and foremost and in this book that sense of humor is put to good use.
Adrian Plass has a way of taking the absurdity that many Christians present as normal and exposing it with humor and often bare butt honesty (there really is a story about a bare butt). He and Jeff, his co-author expose themselves as they really are through their letters to each other, and in doing so made me feel normal for having some
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Sue
What a gem. Adrian Plass, my favourite modern Christian writer, and Jeff Lucas - whom I only recently discovered - team up to produce this book. It consists of letters they exchanged over some months, with a brief introduction by each of them at the beginning. I'm assuming the letters - if they really did start their existence that way - have been heavily edited; but it hardly matters. The personalities of the two writers comes across with that wonderful mixture of humour and deep 'aha' moments ...more
Peter
I'm not sure if the title is a play on words, if it is then I have missed the joke. There are some very funny scenes portrayed, and there are some very serious and provocative discussions on the Christian life - should you decide to take them seriously at that point. The book is a series of letters between the two writers/speakers. I decided part way through that they had always been intending to publish them, but by the end I was not so sure. The tone is very easy going and friendly, and they t ...more
Andrew
For a long time both Adrian Plass and Jeff Lucas have been renown for their ability to utilize humor to get across important messages. There is some of that in this read, however what challenged me was the open and honest way there were willing to talk about stuff we often just don't or won't talk about. The fact that people in encountering Jesus may not have huge life changing encounters, however they do come to experience the abiding presence land love of Christ. The willing exploration of how ...more
Alastair Arthur
It's difficult to criticise the idea of putting letters together into a book. I seem to recall it being done successfully elsewhere. There is the sense though that these have been adapted for wider circulation, and the two protagonists come across for a large proportion as a christian equivalent of the Grumpy Old Men tv show. They criticise others for being negative to them, but are surely now doing exactly the same thing. Later chapters improve and there are a few funny takes and sensible obser ...more
blackness
Totally enjoyed it. I was handed to me by some friends, and I dashed through it in a day and a half. Great light hearted reading with some great insights. Nothing mind bending, but very funny, honest, and for an American good to see that British Christianity is struggling with the same things we are.
Sarnee
I just like knowing that there are other Christians as mad as me with vivid imaginations. I also like that these two are not all-knowing holier than thou gurus but fellow pilgrims who stuff up, react humanly but who still always turn back to God and plod on. Great read.
Natalie Bowers
This book certainly lived up to its title! It had me crying with laughter. It also had its poignant moments too which were very touching. I always feel better about myself after reading these two authors.
Kath
Amusing in parts with some wise observations and moments of great honesty. Nevertheless it felt rather contrived at times, almost as if it was playing for laughs, which I suppose it was.
Wendy Moyr
The partnership between Plass and Lucas is brill, makes you laugh and cry, nice to know that even mature 'well known' and loved Christians can also struggle at times.
Emma Leigh
This book gives you a giggle and also makes you think. Entertaining and challenging.
Marco
Very funny. Christians as I've never seen them before. ;)
Iain Hamill
Tongue in cheek but refreshingly irreverent at times.
Sarah
A light-hearted read, yet provoking at times. Good stuff.
Di
Thought provoking and funny.
Andrew
Top class, properly funny and so refreshing to read something by Christian writers firmly rooted in real life. Highly, highly recommended.
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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 biogra ...more
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