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Monday, August 3, 2009

ARC Arrival: Bacon Sandwiches & Salvation

Bacon Sandwiches & Salvation by Adrian Plass

Publisher: Authentic Books

I received this book from TBB Media.

About the book: Remember alphabet soup? It’s a broth-based soup with letter shaped noodles, making it both tasty and educational. The great thing about this odd delicacy is that it lends itself to a beloved childhood game, affectionately referred to as “the alphabet soup game,” which requires a name and definition for every pasta letter in the bowl. In many ways, Adrian Plass’ new book, Bacon Sandwiches & Salvation, plays the alphabet soup game with all things Christian.

With the comfortable knowledge of a church insider and the leery insight of a seeker, Plass shines a sometimes sarcastic, often times profound, and all the time witty light on the Christian experience. With thoughts on everything from the afterlife (“a place where God will chew a straw and fill us in on how things really are.”) to Zacchaeus (“… [he] looked like Danny DeVito in a dish towel”), Bacon Sandwiches & Salvation is a raucous glossary of biblical characters, church catch phrases and pop-Christian personalities.

The inspiration for Bacon Sandwiches & Salvation came from a situation Plass shared with a dear friend in church one day. When asked what the most important thing in the world was, both Plass and his friend responded very differently. “Salvation!” cried Plass. “Bacon sandwiches!” suggested his friend. Writes Plass, “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.” Somewhere within the pages of this quirky little guide one begins to find just such a God.

About the author: Adrian Plass is a writer and speaker who has produced over thirty books in the last twenty years. Known for his satirical style and cheeky British wit, Plass puts an original mark on everything he touches. A bemused Anglican, Adrian lives with his wife and daughter in a small market town near the Sussex South Downs, England. (all info from publicity email from TBB media)

Bacon Sandwiches & Salvation
Publisher/Publication Date: Authentic Books, Oct 2008
ISBN: 978-1-934068-76-2
240 pages




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