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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.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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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.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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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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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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excellent book

The best explanation of Christianity. Very entertaining and fun to listen to. A great book for young people and anyone wanting to understand about Jesus.

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Contradiction

I was searching for a book to reconnect spiritually with God and this book proved to reinforce my initial departure. While it dismissed other religions due to their contradictions, when faced with Christianity's own inherent contradictions it explains them away with a humans can't comprehend the truth excuse. Bottom line is this book is a contradiction and only served as a reminder as to why I fell away from religion in the first place.

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great book

This is a great listen that I believe transcends religion and inspires thought. I will listen to it again and again.

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Not religious, but good fiction

This book is a great fiction. It did however answer a few questions for me, and that alone made this book at lease two stars. The book is a good book not filled with killing, cursing and other immorality that many others contain.

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  • Thomas J
  • Clifton Park, NY, USA
  • 03-15-06

Reviewer Julia was right-on

I totally agree with Julia. I should have "listened" to her advice, but I fell for it too. Whatever you do, don't waste a credit on this one. What a load of ....

3 of 9 people found this review helpful

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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