I was shocked when the book, Dinner with a Perfect Stranger - An Invitation Worth Considering by David Gregory, showed up and it was only 100 pages long. I was however excited to dive right in. Nick is invited to have dinner with Jesus. In the time leading up to the dinner Nick is convinced that his friends are setting him up for some practical joke.
He arrives at the restaurant and proceeds to go along with the "joke." Here are some of my thoughts from the book.
I grew up thinking that I had to do all these glorious deeds in order to get into heaven. That I had to obey God to a "T". But page 46 states "There's great profit in obeying God. It just won't get you into heaven."
At one point in the book Nick is talking to Jesus about how he can prove to him that he is who he says he is. Page 74 says "I did that, too. They still didn't believe. My Father did that at Mount Sinai with the Jews. They turned away from him within six weeks." How powerful is that?! God gives us clues all the time that he exists. Yet we still turn away from him.
All in all I enjoyed this quick read. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.