When her agnostic husband tells her a far-fetched story about dinner with Jesus, Mattie is skeptical. Their marriage is already shaky. When she shares her worries with a sympathetic stranger seated next to her on a plane, he seems to know a lot about God---and her past. Who is this man? Includes a discussion guide.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 128 Vendor: WaterBrook Press Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.19 (inches) ISBN: 0307730182 ISBN-13: 9780307730183 Availability: In Stock
What if a stranger knew you better than you know yourself?
Exasperated by her husbands sudden new obsession with Jesus, Mattie Cominsky views an out-of-town business trip as a welcome opportunity to reflect on their marriageand to decide if its time to put an end to this painfully unrewarding relationship.
Aboard the plane, Mattie is relieved to find herself seated next to a passenger who shares her scorn for religion. After she confides her husbands unexpected turn, their conversation soon leads to a fascinating exploration of spirituality, God, and the quest for meaningful connection.
Matties skepticism softens under the perceptive insights of this stranger, and she finds herself confronting the unspoken longings of her soul. As his comments touch on personal issues he couldnt possibly know about, she begins to wonder if shes misjudged not only Nick but also the God he now claims to believe in.
David Gregory is the author of Dinner with a Perfect Stranger, The Next Level, The Last Christian, and the coauthor of two nonfiction books. After a ten-year business career, he returned to school to study religion, sociology, and communications. He holds Master's degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary and the University of North Texas. He has been a frequent teacher, trainer, and conference speaker since 1996. A native of Texas, he now lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Ava, and their four children. Learn more about this book at www.adaywithaperfectstranger.com.
Praise for A Day with a Perfect Stranger
“Don’t let David Gregory’s simple writing style fool you: the message shared throughout A Day with a Perfect Stranger is profound and the questions he raises are life changing.” –Liz Curtis Higgs, best-selling author of Bad Girls of the Bible
“Fasten your seatbelt for another marvelously divine encounter with the Perfect Stranger! Once again, Gregory masterfully demonstrates just how passionately and intimately our God loves each one of us. If you are looking for an encouraging faith encounter, the Perfect Stranger books are the most palatable and powerful tools of our day.” –Shannon Ethridge, best-selling author of Every Woman’s Battle and Every Woman’s Marriage
“While I liked Dinner with a Perfect Stranger very much, I lovedA Day with a Perfect Stranger. This book has the potential to make people think about what drives them, what keeps them from God, and what will ultimately fulfill them. In a feelings-based and satisfaction-driven society, this is an invaluable tool. People are hungering for the answers to questions Mattie gets to ask. I can't wait to hand it out to friends who do not yet know the Stranger in their midst.” –Lisa Tawn Bergren, best-selling author of The Begotten
“Sometimes the simplest books can have the most profound influence, and David Gregory has done such a wonderful job capturing my imagination. Over and over as I read A Day with a Perfect Stranger I kept asking myself, what would I say if I ever sipped lattes with Jesus? And at the end of the book, I realized I have that opportunity every day. He’s not only listening, but He’s speaking, too. Anyone who enjoyed Dinner with a Perfect Stranger will love the sequel.” –Rene Gutteridge, best-selling author of BOO and The Splitting Storm