• Dinner with a Perfect Stranger

  • An Invitation Worth Considering
  • By: David Gregory
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (301 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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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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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.

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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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So much to think about!

By the end of this book, I was in happy tears. I felt like many questions had been answered and felt so much closer to Jesus.

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Saw the movie - Had to read this book.

A great way to get a clear understanding of the basic principle of Christianity. Many things were discussed during the dinner that I had either not heard before, or didn't understand. Splendid read.

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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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Thought provoking

This book is written to give the reader insight into themselves.
Very well written. You feel like you are there having dinner with “the perfect stranger”.
It tares away any pretenses you might have about Christianity.
Like I said very thought provoking. Enjoyed. Be sure to checkout the movie versions, they are great too.

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love this book - great conversation

loved it! Really enjoyed it. Went very quick. I like ti re-read or listen several times a year.

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Wonderful story.

I love this audio book and listen to it frequently. The story is beautiful and inspirational, and the actors do a good job.

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What an interesting way to understand God

Listened straight through. Earlier in the day I watched the movie based on this book and I wanted to hear the original dialogue. Well worth it.

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Enlightening and Entertaining!

Loved this book and the narration was excellent. I highly recommend this audible 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-04-22

Excellent book

Love the storyline. Where knowledge and research meet heart and grace.
The narrator has done a great performance.
I recommend it to anyone and everyone.
David, thanks for sharing your thoughts with the world.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-23-19

Great scenario

I enjoyed this book. It was read well and although Jesus' voice was a bit weak and irritating at times the author did well exchanging between the two. I enjoyed the scenario and the cynical nature of the character and the questions and answers were questions I would have asked.