Thursday, October 11, 2012

Book 41: Dinner with a Perfect Stranger

Book 41 – Dinner with a Perfect Stranger by David Gregory

Occasionally a book comes along that inspires my spirituality and makes me feel that things are right with the universe. This was not that book.

Brief (100 pages) and conversational in tone, the basic story of Dinner with a Perfect Stranger is that a successful but overwhelmed businessman receives an anonymous invitation to meet Jesus Christ at a nearby restaurant. He accepts – just for the hell of it (excuse my choice of words) – and sits down to a most interesting meal with a “perfect stranger.” 

The message is a familiar one – trust in God, all is well, focus on your loved ones and not on money and career. And it should have been a reassuring one, but it contained far too many fundamentalist undertones (us vs. them) for my comfort. So in the end, the best thing I have to say about this book is that it was “blessedly” short.

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