Adrian is a poet, writer and journalist who also travels Britain and the wider world reading his poetry and prose, fulfilling engagements both as a public speaker, representative of Compassion International, and entertainer. He has contributed to several Little Room projects, notably City Of Gold and Road To The City, and Shipwrecks And Islands. Some of his most poignant and inspirational poems and prose are features on these recordings.
His most popular book The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass Aged 37¾, parodies the title of Sue Townsend’s Adrian Mole books. It is a humorous, fictional satire of the Spiritual life from a Christian perspective. He published a sequel in 1997, called The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass Christian Speaker Aged 45 3/4, in which he tours Australia with his fictional wife Anne and son Gerald.A third book in the series, The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass, on Tour: Aged Far Too Much to Be Put on the Front Cover of a Book was published in 2004. This series of books has sold over a million copies worldwide. Some of his early talks and sketches have been brought together in the books Cabbages for the King (1993) and Clearing Away the Rubbish (1988).
From 2001 to 2006 Plass teamed up with Focus on the Family Radio Theatre to provide the voice of the lead character in the Father Gilbert Mysteries, Father Louis Gilbert. It recounts the story of a former London police detective who became an Anglican priest and now solves spiritual mysteries in the fictional East Sussex village of Stonebridge. In 2006 Plass published his book Blind Spots in the Bible in which he looks at forty passages in the Bible that have troubled him in the past.
His latest work, published in 2009, is a thought-provoking novel titled Silver Birches which deals with the deeper issues we all face at some point; grief, love, faith, failure,and mortality. It recounts the meeting of a group of old friends for a country-house reunion, and the unexpected turns the encounter takes.
He and his wife Brigit are committed ambassadors of the worldwide vision of Compassion International, and are very involved with several of their new African initiatives.