Sunday, August 7, 2011
Don't let the title fool you
Dinner with a Perfect Stranger by David Gregory
The theme of this book intrigued me. What would it be like to have dinner with Jesus? What would you talk about? What could you say to the man who knows everything about you? This book had the opportunity to really make the reader think outside the box. Unfortunately, the author failed. Jesus and the main character, Nick, have an ongoing debate on the same old arguments for Christianity we have all heard before. This book also seemed to be chocked full of cliches. Of course, Jesus knows all the right answers, and of course Jesus is able to share just enough about Nick to make him believe he really is the Christ. There were a few points that left me thinking, but reading through the drivel to get to that point was tough. I would only recommend this book to those who are new to Christianity and haven't been exposed to the Christian faith. Maybe they would gain something from it.
To comply with new regulations introduced by the Federal Trade Commission, I am required to mention that Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. This in no way influenced my review.