A parable can 'entertain at the front door while the truth slips in through a side window,' and few Christian writers can tell one as deftly as Adrian Plass. In this collection of short stories he is thought-provoking, inventive and easily able to traverse that short distance between a smile and a tear. Combining material from Father to the Man and The Final Boundary and introducing a fresh new story, "Nothing But the Truth" reveals the more serious side of Adrian Plass. Seasoned with his trademark humour, the stories portray characters responding to emotional or spiritual crises-and in so doing, reveal truths about ourselves, the games we sometimes play and the love we all are searching for.
Table of Contents
Preface . . 9 Small World 11 A Letter to William . 23 Nearly Cranfield . . 41 Stanley Morgan's Minor Misdemeanour ... 55 Marl Pit . . 83 Nothing but the Truth ... 99 Posthumous Cake . 131 Why It Was All Right to Kill Uncle Reginald . . 137 Friends Coming Round ... 151 Except Ye Become . . 197 The Cellar . 211 Bethel ... 221 The Second Pint . . 237 Father to the Man . 251 The Final Boundary 285
Adrian Plass is one of today's most significant and successful Christian authors and has written over twenty books, including his latest, The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass on Tour. Known for his ability to evoke both tears and laughter for a purpose, he has been reaching the hearts of thousands for over fifteen years. He lives in Sussex with his wife, Bridget.