His fame has spread to far away places, thanks to years of writing and performing his material to countless audiences. It all started with the runaway success of The Sacred Diary Of Adrian Plass, a gentle satire on the modern Church, which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide. Although he uses his own name in the title, Sacred Diary is actually a novel. The lead character does such foolish things as trying to move a paper clip by faith. Some Christians reacted badly to the openness and vulnerability of the entertaining stories, which talked issues like healing and miracles with warm humour. But Adrian was discovering the painful truth as revealed by Bob Dylan in Absolutely Sweet Marie: ‘To live outside the law you must be honest’.