Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Dinner With A Perfect Stranger by David Gregory

You are Invited to a Dinner with Jesus of Nazareth

The mysterious envelope arrives on Nick Cominsky’s desk amid a stack of credit card applications and business-related junk mail. Although his seventy-hour workweek has already eaten into his limited family time, Nick can’t pass up the opportunity to see what kind of plot his colleagues have hatched…

The normally confident, cynical Nick soon finds himself thrown off-balance, drawn into an intriguing conversation with a baffling man who comfortably discusses everything from world religions to the existence of heaven and hell. And this man who calls himself Jesus also seems to know a disturbing amount about Nick’s personal life.

My review:
This is a short book, coming in at just 100 pages, so it was one I easily read in one sitting, but it is the type of book that you don't want to put down. The plot is great - someone being invited to dinner with Jesus, and the author did a great job of painting a word picture of what kind of conversation might occur in that setting.

This book wasn't suspenseful in the way suspense/mystery books are, but it did keep me turning the pages to keep up with the conversation as fast as I could read. This is a very unique book. Enjoyable and entertaining, but it also makes the reader think. I would recommend it for anyone to read - the Christian who is firm in their walk, the struggling Christian, and the non-Christian.

About the author:

DAVID GREGORY is the author of Dinner with a Perfect Stranger, A Day with a Perfect Stranger, The Next Level, The Last Christian, and the coauthor of the nonfiction The Rest of the Gospel. After a ten-year business career, he returned to school to study religion and communications, earning Master's degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary and the University of North Texas. A native of Texas, he now lives in the Pacific Northwest.

More about the book at http://www.dinnerwithaperfectstranger.com/

Dinner With a Perfect Stranger is available from Waterbrook/Multnomah Publishing.

Thanks to Waterbrook/Multnomah for the review copy.


Anonymous said...

I so want to read this one! I will have to check it out.