07/09/2007

View from a Bouncy Castle (by Adrian Plass)

I always enjoy books by Adrian Plass. Some are so funny I laugh aloud, others give me tears in my eyes. All of them combine wry observational skills with pertinent theological comments and honest reflections about life and God.

'View from a Bouncy Castle' contains general anecdotes and fascinating ramblings that show clearly how Plass combines his observations on life with his ability to spot God working at all times. He admits with candid honesty how often he fails: how he makes mistakes and gets things wrong, time after time. His wife often despairs, but his children - especially his youngest, daughter Katy - continue to trust him wholeheartedly.

Beginning with a description of a bouncy castle for adults, where even the most uptight and rigid were eventually tampted to take off their shoes and lose their inhibitions, Adrian Plass takes us on a somewhat random devotional journey. I smiled, I felt moved, and I found much that provoked me to think. No deep theology, but plenty of reality. Recommended. Currently out of print, but can be bought for good second-hand prices at both UK and USA Amazon.

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