Friday, August 5, 2011

Dinner With A Perfect Stranger

Dinner With A Perfect Stranger, David Gregory, WaterBrook Press, Christian Living/Fiction, July 19, 2011, 128 pages.

Synopsis: 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.

You’re bored, Nick. You were made for more than this. You’re worried about God stealing your fun, but you’ve got it backwards.… There’s no adventure like being joined to the Creator of the universe.” He leaned back off the table. “And your first mission would be to let him guide you out of the mess you’re in at work.”

 As the evening progresses, their conversation touches on life, God, meaning, pain, faith, and doubt—and it seems that having Dinner with a Perfect Stranger may change Nick’s life forever.

My thoughts: This book portrays a great "modern Jesus." I'm not saying He's portrayed differently than He is in the Bible. However, he is in the 21st century, and simply speaks in such a way that this 21st century man understands his logic. He systematically refutes all the man's arguments, and points him in the right direction. It seriously makes me wish I had a "dinner with a perfect stranger" in such a physical, visible way like this man did in the story. This book simultaneously ensures the Christian of his faith, and provides logical arguments for him to use.

My rating: 4.5 stars

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