Book Review – Dinner with a Perfect Stranger & A Day With A Perfect Stranger

clip_image002David Gregory has written a great duo of short novels in Dinner With A Perfect Stranger and A Day With A Perfect Stranger.  The first book involves the story of an unbeliever who gets an invitation for dinner with none other than Jesus Christ.  This novel is simply the dialogue between the unbeliever and Christ.  This gentleman is well rounded in world religions and poses many intriguing questions about faith and Christ.  Jesus convincingly shares the gospel and exposes the holes in these other religions.  By the end of the book the evidence reveals Jesus as the only way to Heaven.  Dinner With A Perfect Stranger is a great book to use as an evangelistic tool for those searching for the true religion.  It is a compelling, quick moving story.

A Day With A Perfect Stranger is the sequel to the other.  It’s main character is the first clip_image002[8]gentleman’s wife, who has her own questions about Christ.  She meets Christ on an Airplane and spends the day with Him.  Christ and this woman have a long series of conversations that reveals this women’s hurts and questions about suffering, pain and empty religion.  Christ answers a barrage of questions that are the same as many people’s today.  Again, Jesus has all the right answers and the story ends with a life changing experience for this woman.

These two books are incredible stories.  I am going to use these books as giveaways to those who do not know Christ.  These books will give a clear presentation of the gospel, while answering faith’s toughest questions.  David Gregory is to be commended on the beautiful storyline and its ability to engage the reader into the lives of these main characters.

Dinner With A Perfect Stranger can be found online here.

A Day With A Perfect Stranger can be found online here..

Summary – Dinner With A Perfect Stranger

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 appears to be more than comfortable discussing 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.

Summary – A Day With A Perfect Stranger

What if a fascinating stranger knew you better than you know yourself?
When her husband comes home with a farfetched story about eating dinner with someone he believes to be Jesus, Mattie Cominsky thinks this may signal the end of her shaky marriage. Convinced that Nick is, at best, turning into a religious nut, the self-described agnostic hopes that a quick business trip will give her time to think things through.

On board the plane, Mattie strikes up a conversation with a fellow passenger. When she discovers their shared scorn for religion, she confides her frustration over her husband’s recent conversion. The stranger suggests that perhaps her husband isn’t seeking religion but true spiritual connection, an idea that prompts her to reflect on her own search for fulfillment.

As their conversation turns to issues of spiritual longing and deeper questions about the nature of God, Mattie finds herself increasingly drawn to this insightful stranger. But when the discussion unexpectedly turns personal, touching on things she’s never told anyone, Mattie is startled and disturbed. Who is this man who seems to peer straight into her soul?

Author Profile – David Gregory

David Gregory is the author of the best-selling books Dinner with a Perfect Stranger and A Day with a Perfect Stranger, and coauthor of two nonfiction books. After a ten-year business career, he returned to school to study religion and communications, earning graduate degrees from The University of North Texas and Dallas Theological Seminary. A native Texan, David now devotes himself to writing full time.

2 thoughts on “Book Review – Dinner with a Perfect Stranger & A Day With A Perfect Stranger

  1. Wow, these books sound amazing. I’ve heard them mentioned in casual conversation a few times but have never got the full story. Thanks for posting the summaries of the books, it’s helped me to better understand what they’re all about. They really do sound like a great book to give to someone who doesn’t know Jesus. I came across A Day With a Perfect Stranger on and was wondering if it was worth getting. It was great to find this – you really helped me out!

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