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You are Invited to a Dinner with Jesus of Nazareth

The mysterious envelope arrives on Nick Cominsky's desk amid a stack of credit card applications and business-related junk mail. Although his 70-hour workweek has already eaten into his limited family time, Nick can't pass up the opportunity to see what kind of plot his colleagues have hatched.

The normally confident, cynical Nick soon finds himself thrown off-balance, drawn into an intriguing conversation with a baffling man who appears to be more than comfortable discussing everything from world religions to the existence of heaven and hell. And this man who calls himself Jesus also seems to know a disturbing amount about Nick's personal life.

©2005 David Gregory Smith (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

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  • Garry
  • Spokane, WA, USA
  • 09-21-05

Good food for thought

I'm sure that there are people who believe there are many roads to God "just won't get it" when it comes to this book. As someone who believed Jesus when he said "I am the Way" and not "I am a way," I found this book to be an insightful analysis of the world's religions.

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  • Debby
  • ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States
  • 07-09-12

Thought provoking...

What did you like best about Dinner with a Perfect Stranger? What did you like least?

The performance is smooth, easy to listen to, engaging.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I found myself wondering how I would respond to this Perfect Stranger were I to have dinner with him. The conversation covers some of the universal questions one considers when deciding whether a particular spiritual concept rings true. Because it's a quick listen and because the protagonist's situation is familiar to so many, the listener will likely find comforting food for thought.

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I love this story & want to have dinner with Jesus

What made the experience of listening to Dinner with a Perfect Stranger the most enjoyable?

The way it compares all religions, very interesting and enlightening

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jesus

Have you listened to any of Jeff Woodman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

yep

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The main character asks questions I would have asked. It was very well written. It is a book I could not put down until I was finished

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Intriguing Concept

5 Stars! Great and captivating introduction to worldview analysis. Enjoyed it thoroughly! An Awesome book! 😎👍🏻

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Meeting With Jesus

I read this book as a teenager, and I remembered some of it. I forgot just how wonderful the book is, however. The author explains well different religions and how they are different from true Christianity. The points that the author makes in this book are insightful, and I enjoyed rereading this book.

The writing is clear and simple, the message clear, and the love of God is shown through this portrayal of Jesus and how he searches for lost souls. All the wonderful promises that are fulfilled in this short, beautiful story makes me excited as I rediscover some things that I haven't thought about in a while. Everybody needs a reminder once in a while, and this book's approach to simple truths is a good way to get people to remember what they once thought, felt, or believed.

If any person is struggling to reconcile the Bible, Jesus, and God's love for sinners with the suffering and the claims of other religions, this is the book. I believe if a person is old enough to process the Bible and what it says about God, then I believe they are old enough to take in this delightful book. The amazing love of God brought me to tears by the closing sentence. A wonderful book full of truth and love, I recommend it to all who desire truth.

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My house is always open to strangers.

This book answers many questions for unbelievers. I gave it to my son to listen to. I pray it softens his heart. Thank you for this book.

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great read!

I Loved it! Definitely gets the Spirtual Questions flowing. Leaves you with much to ponder.

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  • CC
  • 04-15-18

Enlightening beyond belief.

Well worth the listen for someone still search for a peaceful soul or someone who feels they are already there.

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Good book!

Easy to follow on the Audible up. Great story that you can easily relate to.

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Outstanding

When I first heard this book years ago I was very critical, because I grew up in legalism, believing I had to do all kinds of things to be accepted by God and for God to love me. All these were lies. I grew up in legalism and from experience there is NO GOOD in legalism. We cannot earn God's acceptance or favor, because our absolute best is and never will be good enough, because God's standards are too high. This is why Christ died for us, so we will be in Christ when we believe and put our faith in Him alone.

This book teaches the true gospel of God's grace. I missed the message the first time, due to living in legalism. I am so thankful God gave me the gospel of grace and showed me his mercy.

This book will be difficult for someone in legalism to listen to but I ask that if you are in legalism to try and listen and ask God to open your mind and heart to His truth, not religions lies or man's interpretation of what he/she thinks God is saying.

I highly recommend this book.

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  • Philip
  • 07-17-12

Dinner withg a perfect stranger

Fantastic.... have listened to it 4 times and find something new in it every time, .... can't recomend it enough

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