Free Read [Crime Book] ↠ Dinner with a Perfect Stranger: An Invitation Worth Considering - by David Gregory ✓

  • Title: Dinner with a Perfect Stranger: An Invitation Worth Considering
  • Author: David Gregory
  • ISBN: 9781578569052
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Hardcover

  • 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,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.
    David Gregory
    David Gregory s life has come full circle Despite a love for writing and liberal arts in high school and college, David opted for a practical business degree that launched him into a successful ten year career in compensation management with three consulting firms and Texas Instruments After a decade of spreadsheets, however, he was ready to look for a career offering personal meaning.David returned to graduate school, earning a master s degree from the University of North Texas with concentrations in communication and sociology During that time, he began creative writing in the form of two short screenplays, one dramatic and one science fiction He also started a periodic newsletter before joining a Christian ministry as staff writer and editor While there, he coauthored two nonfiction books, The Marvelous Exchange and The Rest of the Gospel When the Partial Gospel Has Worn You Out.While earning another master s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, David entertained a new craft writing fiction He decided that in a culture dominated by sound bites, reality TV, and the Internet, communicating through story could reach otherwise untapped audience Taking some material on worldviews that he had planned to put into nonfiction form, he began writing Dinner with a Perfect Stranger.David s current study focuses on the postmodern worldview and how it intersects with the Christian conception of God, meaning in life, and the process of knowing epistemology He is currently writing his second novel.David lives in Texas with his wife and two children, where he works for a nonprofit organization.


    First of all, put aside the notion that this is a true work of fiction. Rather, it's an argument with a loose, unlikely, uninteresting plot wrapped around it. Worse, the plot is distracting, with waiters and bus boys interrupting the conversation between the strawman -- I mean Nick, the narrator -- and a certain interpretation of Jesus, one who uses an age-old wound that our narrator has from his childhood as an excuse to talk him into conversion to a form of Christianity.I don't have a problem [...]

    Have you ever wished for the opportunity to casually chat with Jesus? Perhaps over dinner at some trendy, upscale restaurant, sipping a glass or two of wine, freely discussing anything and everything - getting answers to some of life's biggest conundrums and the universe's greatest mysteries? This is that book. Oh to recieve such an invitation. Dinner With A Perfect Stranger: A quick and easy, thought provoking little tome that is contemporary yet timeless, simple yet profound. And I loved it! F [...]

    I would be interested to hear what a non-Christian would make of this book. I am a Christian and, although I didn't think it was life-changing, it was an intriguing, quick read. This book reminded me in some ways of The Shack, but I think this one is definitely better written. Dinner with a Perfect Stranger does not necessarily delve very deeply into the issues raised; I would describe it as an introduction, which is why I think it might be useful to a non-Christian who wants an introduction to [...]

    I totally forgot that I own this and read it.See how unmemorable it was?Its a great idea for a book. To sit down with Jesus and ask him anything you ever wanted to know. The chance to reaffirm your beliefs. Or in my case, the chance to shed those layers of doubt, and constant questioning. Bleh. It just did not deliver. The writting was quite bland. It felt to me as tho the writer had written a persuasive essay about religion, and knew if he marketed it that way, it would not reach much of an aud [...]

    I won this book in a FirstReads giveaway and it was a very easy, simple and intriguing read. I really enjoyed the concept of the book and even learned a thing or two, but it didn't blow my mind or change my life forever. But, it does make you think- what would it be like if you had dinner with Jesus Christ? I have faith in him wholeheartedly and I know it would be a profound experience. I would learn so much from him and the main character in this book did. I think it would make an impact in any [...]

    For anyone looking for a little spiritual guidance in a super-easy to read format, this is great book. It took all of 2 hours to read so it did not require a big commitment. I would compare the book to the first few chapters of "Mere Christianty" by CS Lewis, but in a story-like setting. I found the writing to approachable and thought-provoking, making it a great book for a little self-reflection and insight.

    A fast read, but also a great story, about a man who is losing his faith who receives an invitation to have dinner with Jesus.

    "Dinner With a Perfect Stranger" was on of the best and most factual book i have ever read. All though the plot could be altered a bit the main idea was great. Things that were said made me reflect on my life and made me think of things that i dont normally think about. This book is about a man who is asked out to dinner by an anonymous person. Thinking it is his friends messing with him, he reluctantly goes. Once he gets there at his table is a man he's never met. The man tells him that he is G [...]

    I found the idea of this intriguing, but the execution a bit disappointing. Nick's disbelief is understandable, but his requests for proof, IE wine into water this book is only 100 pages-either get with the program or ask someone else. And just when the discussion gets good, the waiter interrupts or Nick bogs down. It seemed like a squandered opportunity. Maybe the timing for this book and me was off.

    Dinner with a Perfect Stranger by David Gregory was such a treat. I never read a book so quickly in my life, I just couldn't put it down. The premise of this book is that Nick Cominsky receives an anonymous dinner invitation. The invitation reads, "You are invited to dinner with Jesus of Nazareth at Milano's Restaurant." Nick believes he is being set up by his co-workers and figures he has nothing to lose by going. When Nick arrives to the restaurant, he is escorted to the table where Jesus sitt [...]

    Meagan Myhren-bennett
    Dinner with a Perfect StrangerBy David GregoryNick Cominsky has received an invitation to dinner with Jesus of Nazareth. Thinking that he is the target of a practical joke Nick shows up. What follows is nothing like what Nick expected.Who is this man claiming to be Jesus? As Jesus asks and answers questions, Nick is forced to admit that much of what the world offers is empty and meaningless. Then Jesus tells him that God restores relationships - God’s with humanity. To restore this relationshi [...]

    This is the second time this year I have read this book If I could give it better than 5 out of 5, I would. It is one of the greatest explanations of the gospel, God's love and forgiveness that I have read in some time, other than the Bible its self. Nick, a cynical, but very successful business man, receives a mysterious dinner invitation - an invitation to dine with Jesus of Nazareth. Who could imagine - dinner with Jesus. Thinking that his friends or the local church is playing a trick on him [...]

    Imagine what having dinner with Jesus Christ would be like. What would you say? What would you ask? I was intrigued by the idea. Find out what David Gregory thinks how the conversation would go.

    Amy Mctighe
    A good quick readkes you think about your beliefs and what a relationship with God really means.

    Todd Borandi
    Easy Read. Good to hear the authors perspective and gives the reader some things to consciously think about while reading it.

    Have you ever wanted to have dinner with Jesus? I know I have! Dinner lunch breakfast a glass of water just a chance to talk—I’d settle for that. The premise of David Gregory’s book, Dinner with a Perfect Stranger: An Invitation worth considering, is that the main character Nick Cominsky receives an invitation to a dinner with Jesus. I’ve read the arguments pro and con for this book and this review isn’t praise or scorn for the writing, because that is the means to the end, or the [...]

    Dinner with a Perfect Stranger: An Invitation Worth Considering is a slim volume best suited for a light-weight philosopher interested in the claims of Jesus Christ. The plot of the book centers on a dialogue in a restaurant between a man, Nick, in a turbulent marriage mostly disinterested in religion, and the actual Jesus, reincarnated if you will on earth as himself in the 21st century. The plot being centered on dialogue results in a lack of depth or development to the characters themselves. [...]

    Like The Shack, this story opens with a mysterious invitation. But David Gregory's musings about a modern meal with Jesus proceed on more orthodox theological footing than William Young's fictional "weekend with God" did.Gregory is a charitable writer, and although his biographical snippet is careful to avoid identification with any particular denomination, his Reformation bias sometimes shows in this otherwise thoughtful book. For example, the skeptical businessman in the story asks Jesus if hi [...]

    I liked this book because it catches the today life of many who were raised Christian or who are currently Christian and have slipped slowly away from walking with God. I also find that it is very encouraging in showing that God always wants to be there for you but you have to choose to except his invitation.Life seems so complicated and yet Christ shows that truly if you seek him and take refuge in his strength then you can get through anything. He's always there for you you just have to call o [...]

    Diana Camren
    I found this book while taking care of a friend who was sick. It is a short and quick read and even if you already know Jesus, you find yourself wanting to know more. I have found this book to be a great eveangelism tool. I have given it to many and it is an uninvasive way to introduce Jesus to people who aren't always open to asking or being asked in person. I have found that many people do open it up and start reading and once they do they can't stop. I read the entire book to someone in 2 hou [...]

    I own this book on CD and this was my second time listening to it. It's funny because the first time I read it was only a couple of years ago but I didn't remember anything at all about it. I'm not sure why though because once I got past the cheezy beginning where he's trying to figure out who's playing a trick on him this time, I really enjoyed it. Although this is certainly not an in depth study of Christianity, it's not meant to be that either. I really liked the analogies used throughout the [...]

    Star Shining Forever
    A skeptic is invited to dinner with Jesus of Nazareth. He goes thinking it's a joke. As the evening goes on, he agrees to be open to the idea that this is for real, and hits Jesus with everything he can think of. He is surprised by the results. This nice little book covers most of the issues raised in considering Christianity. • Christianity compared to other religions • Many roads to God?• Christianity vs. religion• Moral absolutes• Will your good outweigh your bad?• Justice and Mer [...]

    I thought this book was a very thought provoking, interesting read, I actually would like to give it 3 1/2 stars. I read it in a couple of hours and I found that it is an inspiring read even if you are a nonbeliever or your religious background doesn't support the author's depiction of Jesus. I loved the way Jesus was portrayed, as an intelligent, educated, soft-spoken, and loving individual. He was also very human in that he was humorous and witty and loved the same kind of things we all enjoy [...]

    What would you do if you received an invitation to have dinner with Jesus? After receiving his invitation, Nick must decide what to do. Surely this is a joke planned by his friends. When he shows up for his dinner date, however, he realizes that this was certainly an elaborate hoax that has taken an inordinate amount of time for his friends to pull off or is this perhaps not a joke at all? Nick has taken some coursework on religion so he figures he will have a go at his companion and ask some ve [...]

    This book was recommended to me by my wife and here I must say thank you. Nick receives a dinner invitation to a nice Italian restaurant, from Jesus. Thinking his friends are pulling a prank on him he decides to go to the restaurant at the appointed time. What ensues is a very interesting dinner conversation that the reader is drawn into. I felt that this book spoke well to my beliefs and I enjoyed it very much. For others not of the Christian persuasion there may be some parts that would be ups [...]

    I was very pleasantly surprised by this read as its purported purpose and its small gift-like size made me hesitant to even open it. While indeed silly on some levels (how could it not be), it ultimately managed to be charming, witty, and smartly written enough to easily win me over. The only negative I saw is that it is not a real meaningful read if you agree with the author as it is little more than a manifesto. Even then though, the shear talent shown in condensing such good theology into som [...]

    Robert Mitchell
    As a pastor, I found this a very interesting read. On the surface, it's a bit far-fetched, and yet quite profound. Nick is a skeptic, and thinks his invitation to dine with Jesus is a joke perpetrated by his buddies. As the evening wears on, he begins to realize it is not a hoax, and he becomes intrigued by his host. I wanted to go back through the book and circle some of the answers Jesus gave because they are dead-on -- the kind of answers I wish I'd come up with. I have some theological issue [...]

    I must admit that I enjoyed reading this book. In fact, I enjoyed it so much I recommended it to others. What irritates me, though, is the standard cheese-ball ending wherein some epiphany is proffered that is supposed to make the reader feel somehow closer to God. Well, I don't. Does that mean the book was not inspirational - not at all. It just wasn't to me. An excellent read, albeit predictable and "safe".

    This book was interesting. It's about a normal guy who receives a dinner invitation at a fancy Italian restaurant with Jesus of Nazereth. The guy thinks it's a hoax that his friends are playing so he goes along with it. At first he doesn't think that the other guy is Jesus. But as the dinner goes on it gets kinda strange 'cos the Jesus guy knows things about his life. Good book, short read (100 pages), and the theology was sound.

    I have always been taught or seen Christ a boring, enlightened, and reserved person. I like how this book gives a contemporary out look on Christ, with a little humor added in. That is the kind of God I serve. My God laughs, dances, and holds me so tightly in his arms, wisdom, and in his kingdom. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It would be a great book for a non-believer but yearns to gather information learn. Thanks

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      Published :2018-08-17T19:58:57+00:00