Friday, April 27, 2012

Night with a Perfect Stranger by David Gregory - REVIEWED

About the Book: (from Worthy Publishing)
Followup to the wildly successful New York Times bestseller Dinner with A Perfect Stranger, where Nick Cominsky met Jesus face-to-face. After that meeting, he figured the Christian life would be smooth sailing . . . until hitting bottom six years later, preparing him for a second surprising encounter -- and some long-sought answers.

Six years ago, businessman Nick Cominsky encountered Jesus the old-fashioned way—in a face-to-face meeting. And the Christian life seemed a breeze . . . for a while. But now, having done everything he knows to grow spiritually, he wonders where his closeness with Jesus has gone. Burned out and hopeless, Nick wails his complaints to God during a late-night interstate trip. Then suddenly he runs out of gas—and finds Jesus along the roadside carrying a gas can.

Jesus hops in the truck and offers answers Nick never heard in church . . . and a nighttime of adventures ensues beyond anything Nick could have imagined

My Thoughts:
"The starting point for this life isn't you.  It's me." (p. 46)

Oh, man! I never dreamed that a innocent looking piece of fiction could take me to the woodshed so soundly! WOW!!  Why is it so hard to learn that Christ alone redeems us from sin? Christ loves us completely and undonditionaly and there are no rules in existance that we must follow...there are no regimines to follow...that can make us worthy of His love. He IS love!  Why is it so very hard to accecpt His love AFTER we've accepted His offer of salvation? Why do we allow our lives to steal our joy? Steal our peace? Steal the love that only Christ can offer us?

This is not a complicated read. It is actually a very quick and easy read. But it's impact?  Oh man!! POWERFUL!!  This would be a GREAT evangelical tool! I HIGHLY recommend this book!

About the Author:
David Gregory is the author of the New York Times Extended Bestseller Dinner with a Perfect Stranger, as well as A Day with a Perfect Stranger, The Next Level, The Last Christian, and coauthor of the nonfiction The Rest of the Gospel. After a 10-year business career, David earned masters degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary and the University of North Texas. He now writes full-time and lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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