Dinner with a Perfect Stranger


I have been a Christian for a long time, so when I saw this book I was enthused to read something that posed difficult theological questions. What I found was a book that discusses the reasons Christianity is the one true religion. While the book became somewhat more intriguing as the dinner continued, the main character, Nick, spends most of the book unwilling to believe that he is actually having dinner with Jesus. For me, this was the most insightful lesson; that humanity often doubts that God would actually want to come and be a part of our everyday lives.

While the books subject matter was nothing new for me, anyone who is searching for answers about religion may find the conversations intriguing. The main topics seemed to come from a mix of several authors including Bill Hybels, C.S. Lewis and Josh McDowell. The advantage this book did have was that the fictional setting made the facts much more palatable and intriguing than other books which state the same information in a strictly informational way.

Despite the book not meeting my expectations, it was an easy read that sparked many more questions in my mind. I began to wonder what expectations I had for an author who was attempting to describe an encounter with the divine. Did I really expect him to attempt to answer all the questions of the universe? If he had, I think I would have been far more disappointed!
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.


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