Dinner with a Perfect Stranger: An Invitation Worth Considering - Slightly Imperfect  -     By: David Gregory
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Dinner with a Perfect Stranger: An Invitation Worth Considering - Slightly Imperfect

Random House, Inc / 2005 / Hardcover

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Cincinnati businessman Nick Cominsky is startled when his dinner companion claims to be Jesus. Yet, over the next few hours, Nick is amazed by how much this man knows and how deeply he cares about Nick's successful, yet unsatisfying life. Will Nick mark this night up to "strange coincidence" and carry on with his life or will he be eternally changed by this encounter? 100 pages, hardcover from Waterbrook.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 100
Vendor: Random House, Inc
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 7.25 X 5.0 (inches)
ISBN: 1578569052
ISBN-13: 9781578569052
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The Evangelical publishing arm of Random House, WaterBrook has made big news with this little fable about a frazzled lawyer who accepts a dinner invitation from a stranger who turns out to be Jesus Christ. With appreciative backing from Stephen Rubin, president and publisher of Random's Doubleday/ Broadway group, the book has sold over 80 percent of its 100,000-copy first printing, and film rights have gone to City on a Hill Productions and Kelly's Filmworks. "Many at Random House feel this could be the next Tuesdays with Morrie," avers publicist Joel Kneedler, so keep a lookout. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Publisher's Weekly

In this didactic inspirational novella, Cincinnati workaholic Nick Cominsky accepts an invitation that he assumes is a gag: to have dinner with Jesus Christ himself. He soon finds out it's no laughing matter, and, despite his doubts and initial misgivings, he engages in a long conversation with the deity (who has jettisoned the long locks and sandals in favor of a Brooks Brothers haircut and blue suit). That conversation constitutes the novella's light plot. As the courses of their elegant Italian meal are delivered, Nick and Jesus discuss the dichotomies of sin and salvation, grace and works, organized religion and personal faith. In his quest to prove why Christianity is superior to other religions, Gregory has Jesus make misleading statements about Hinduism, Buddhism and particularly Islam. These unfair caricatures add to the book's heavy-handed feel, as do strawman arguments for the veracity of the Bible and the resurrection. What's appealing about this book is that its Jesus is refreshingly down-to-earth; he digs good food, draws theological illustrations from Star Trek, and quietly chafes at wearing a necktie. But that can't disguise the fact that Gregory has not written a story so much as a dressed-up and controversial sermon. (July 19) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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