Monday, March 2, 2009

Book Review - "A Day with a Perfect Stranger" ~ The Conversation Continues...

As the (very recently) late great radio personality, Paul Harvey used to say, And now, the REST of the story. This is a great sequel to the book I reviewed on my last post. I couldn't put this one down either. The story begins shortly after the other one ends. Nick's wife, Mattie can't figure out why her husband has completely changed from the man she married, ever since he went out to dinner with a perfect stranger. Now, for some reason, he's suddenly turned into this "Jesus freak". She's on the verge of contemplating divorce, and decides she'll take the opportunity of a short business trip to think about whether or not this is what she really wants. However...

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?
And why does he seem to know her even better than she knows herself? In another compelling conversation with "Jay", we learn even more about our Lord, and why God may have allowed some of the bad things that have happened in Mattie's life, (and possibly our own lives), to occur.
I, for one, am hoping to keep this conversation with A Perfect Stranger going. Perhaps the author, David Gregory will do that.
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.
P. S. I was thrilled to find out in this book that Jesus is a coffee me ;-)
You can find out more about this book by going to: Random House Publishers It is available for purchase there for just $12.95 plus shipping.


Qtpies7 said...

I loved both books! Excellent, quick reads!

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