Monday, March 2, 2009

Book Review and Giveaway of "Dinner with a Perfect Stranger: An Invitation Worth Considering"


Can you imagine receiving an invitation to dine with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ- at a fancy Italian restaurant no less? ? Would you accept his invitation? And what exactly does one wear to such an occasion? For that matter, what on earth would you discuss with him once you got there?

This book, by David Gregory lets you see exactly what could happen, through the eyes of Nick Cominski, an ordinary businessman, when he receives just such an invitation. You will be captivated from start to finish, while the author takes you through arrival at the restaurant and meeting "Yeshua" (Nick calls him Yesh), ordering the appetizers, the main course, the dessert and then coffee -- and the life-changing conversation that takes place between the two of them during this delectable dinner. I promise, you will NOT want to put this book down, so just make sure you have an open hour or two to devote to this book. It won't take you any longer than that to read, and is WELL worth your time. My husband Ray, (who hasn't read an entire book in years), was persuaded to read this one, after I read him the first chapter of it. He couldn't put it down either. I was amazed at how much spiritual truth David Gregory has packed into this short novella. Yes, good things DO come in small packages.

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.

Author Bio:

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.


You can find out more about this book, at
www.dinnerwithaperfectstranger.com, or purchase your own copy of it right now, from Random House for just $12.95.

If you would like to have a chance to win this book, I'm going to give one copy away to a lucky "I'm Losing It" reader. All you have to do to enter, is leave me a comment after this post telling me what you would ask Jesus, if you had the opportunity to have dinner with him. You can come back and leave 1 comment entry each day this week. I will choose a random winner on Sunday, March 8 and post the winner here. This contest is open to all residents of the continental United States. Good Luck!
Update: A winner has been announced for this contest. Congratulations, Jackie! However, I have two friends giving away the same book, check out my right hand side-bar at the top of my blog. Thanks!

16 comments:

Jackie said...

I think if I received the invite, my first questions would be, "Why Me?"
Sounds like a good book. I'd love to read it.

I'm Losing It! said...

Don't forget to leave me a valid e-mail address, if you are not a blogger. Otherwise I have no way of contacting you if you are chosen as my winner.

Jackie said...

Another question I would ask:
Why are there so many sick people in the world with illnesses we can't find cures for?
jackievillano at gmail dot com

liane66 said...

I'd ask how to be a follower of Christ in the modern world.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jackie said...

I'd ask if I was living the life he intended me to.
jackievillano at gmail dot com

Sherry and Gena said...

Wow...first I would ask about the people that have left this earth that I loved so very much.

Reese said...

I think I would ask Him if I'm heading in the right direction. This book sounds wonderful for my husband.
outhier@comcast.net

guru said...

I would ask "Is there one true religion and if so which one is it?"

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

is armageddon(spelling) coming sooner than we think

Sherry and Gena said...

Another question I would ask is 'Am I doing all that you want me to do?'
If there is more I surely would want to know so I could get started.

Sherry and Gena said...

i would definitely ask what Heaven is like!!

Sherry and Gena said...

Also, I would ask what HELL is like -shudder-

Renee G said...

I'd ask what he has planned for me in this life.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

bohemiangypsy said...

I think that I would ask Jesus if I drive him crazy with the things I say and do. Not a mind blowing question, but it would start a good conversation. Interesting premise, to say the least. Thank you for the giveaway.

kathy55439 said...

I would ask if my Grandparents are okay

Sherry and Gena said...

I would ask if I am presently on the list to go to Heaven.

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