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“Here’s a wonderful feast for the mind and soul! Pull up a chair and eavesdrop on this provocative conversation. If you’re like me, you’ll hear questions that match your own – and answers that can change your life.”

—Lee Strobel, author of The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, and The Case for a Creator

“The choice is yours: Enjoy a delicious meal of, say, veal fantarella with grilled vegetables. Or spend a quiet hour reading David Gregory’s book. You may find an altogether different sort of hunger has been sated by the final page. Brilliant in its simplicity, fearless in its presentation of the truth, Dinner with a Perfect Stranger is one invitation you’ll want to RSVP.”

—Liz Curtis Higgs, author, Thorn in My Heart and other books

READER REVIEWS

 

I always wanted to have dinner with Jesus and my dream has come true. I wanted to stay at the dinner table and never let Jesus go. Wow. Thank you- Belle


I want everyone to read this book: the 65 year old man who says God has left him, he's never invited God into his life; the 40-year Christian man who's trying to decide if God is calling him to the ministry, I'm certain he has; to my friends who are always looking for a good Christian book - it's about our Friend. This was so enjoyable and the last page was the perfect climax. Thank you so much. -Mary Lou Smith


I finished the book, cried a little and cannot tell you how much I enjoyed the story. I seem to live whatever book I read, so I fell right into the spell that Nick was experiencing. Thank you for the great story. – Anonymous


I was browsing through the bookstore's inspiration section, looking for something to give me light...on what, I wasn't sure. I'm a young, married mother of two at a point in my life where I need answers, peace....something positive to let me know I'm on the right track. This book was so uplifting. So many questions of uncertainty were answered for me. It really makes me look at things in a different way and makes me want to explore my relationship with God further than I have ever wanted to. Thank you to David Gregory for opening my eyes....and my heart. -- Jennifer


Innovative and inspiring, Dinner With a Perfect Stranger should be shared with everyone we know. I've always been afraid of sharing Christ with unsaved friends because I've no head for remembering Bible verses and quotes and details. I have been afraid that I would do more harm than good. But this book answers the hard questions we all ask, so clearly and concisely that I feel I can finally come down "off the fence" and step into the role God asks of His children. - Anonymous


Never has a book other than the Bible had such an emotional impact on me. I was in tears the entire time I was reading. --Sincerely, Mary McCormick


Just finished the book, couldn't put it down. Read it all in just a few hours and have already thought of many people that I love who need to read this book. What a wonderful insight into the love of God. Thanks so much for writing it. It will be a keeper. - Gwyn


Nick's character appealed to me because he seems like an average American working man trying to find hiss way to God. I can relate to Nick's character because sometimes I have to see things to believe them. This story taught me that even though you might not be able to see God, He is always there. - Sincerely, Hannah B.


My wife and I just finished reading your book Dinner with a Perfect Stranger. It tied in to what we have been going through in our own lives. Thank you! It was the most emotional connection to Jesus that we have ever had. Nothing compares to the bible, but this book is wonderful. The Holy Spirit must have been with you when you wrote this. It seemed as if Jesus wrote this to us. Thank you again. - Kyle and Mitzi


I just finished reading Dinner With a Perfect Stranger. I loved it, it was awesome. I’m giving it to my 12 year old niece to read. I had a conversation with her tonight about Jesus and I’m stunned to see how confused she is. I believe you book is a great resource to help people understand God, Jesus and his free gift. Thanks so much. - YBIC


It gave me some new perspectives on Jesus. It is refreshing to see Jesus in a modern day setting. The Jewish people saw Him in their time, thank you for daring to meet Him in what we are familiar with in our times. -Barbra


There were times, while reading, that I was relieved I was alone because of the tears. This is a wonderful premise--a cynic having dinner with one of the objects of his cynicism. And to see how a cynic can go through a heart change by realizing he is with The King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. – Anonymous


I came in from work and sat down to read, I WAS SO BLESSED. As Christians we so often get so caught up with "Church" that we forget about Christ. We go to church, to bible study, to church functions, and we often forget about who it is that we are really going to see. Thank you so much for allowing me to see God wants more of me and will interrupt my evening to do so. – Anonymous


My feeling as I was reading the book was I wish I were the one sitting at the table. I want the invitation to come to me. I would even be satisfied to be a waiter or busboy at the table; I just want to be in the presence of Jesus. When he was told why he received the invitation for some reason this touched my soul and the tears would not stop flowing. – Beth Card


It really makes you ponder over the fact that Jesus really is with us day in and out. He really cares about us and knows our hearts. He loves us so much greater than we can imagine. I only hope that this book reaches the homes of the unsaved. What a great ministry has borne out of this book! Thank you, I will recommend this to everyone. - Regina Crane


I purchased this book and read it from cover-to-cover in just over an hour. This is such a great book and I hope it becomes a Top Ten Best Seller. I've sent an email to all of my family and friends telling them that this is a "Must-Read" in my opinion. A very well written, amazing book. Thank you! - Karen R.


There were times my mouth would drop and then there were other times I would say YEAH... and there were times I couldn't say anything, just cry. – Anonymous


Thought this book was “Little but Mighty." – Anonymous


It made me long for my invitation. What a brilliant concept...Jesus across from you at dinner, and in a suit and tie. I laughed, and I cried when Nick asks…"How do you say goodbye to Jesus?" – Beth Reynolds


This book is a powerhouse, both for Christians and non-Christians. Simply amazing. I, like so many others could not put it down, so in two sittings, I have cried my way completely through it, all the while celebrating and validating the Biblical truths that I have long since known but with joy revisited through your book in such a warm, personal way. I too cannot wait to share copies of this book with others. Thank you for an incredible literary gift that no doubt will spawn spiritual renewal for many. - Beth


Each year I select a book to be given with every Christmas gift. This year it is going to be, Dinner with a Perfect Stranger. Thank you. – Sandra Reed


If C.S. Lewis had written Mere Christianity today, I think it might have come out something like David Gregory's Dinner with a Perfect Stranger. What an amazing defense of the Gospel coupled to real life definitions and examples of basic concepts and tenants of the faith! Well done, good and faithful servant! – Anonymous


Regardless of culinary preference, this "Dinner" is not to be missed! This is one thoroughly captivating, highly illuminating, absolutely unforgettable read-of-a-lifetime! It's anointing jumps straight from the text into your heart...as you're left begging for the next 100 pages! --Anonymous


I have not come across a more straightforward, honest, fascinating writing! The genius is in it's simplicity. Just as Jesus Himself is honest and true, so is Dinner With a Perfect Stranger. Get it into the hands of anyone who wants to be encouraged, inspired or is merely searching for the truth. -Elayne Barnett


David, Your book was a joy to read. A great lesson for all of us who have put work first and family and God second. Thanks. - Bob Bacon


I finished this book in an afternoon with tears in my eyes and an even stronger desire to invite Jesus into my heart than I had when I began reading it. I was going through a difficult time in my life when I read it, and it helped me to realize that only I can make the changes/differences in my life. Thank you and I pray that I will have the courage to see it through. - lb

The title intrigued me. The first chapter hooked me. The conversation challenged me. The final words broke me. Even though the storyline is well-crafted fiction, the TRUTH is inescapable. As Jesus said to Nick over coffee, God reveals himself to us using whatever means he wishes. I have to believe that God will use this fictional encounter to deliver the message of his gift of eternal life and his desire for authentic intimacy. My Bible will always be my guide; however, this characterization of Jesus Christ will enhance my mental image of him when reading the Bible. -- Wendy


The title says it all... Jesus is perfect and for so many of us, a stranger. We need Jesus to not be a stranger but rather our friend, our beloved savior. I will share this book with my daughters and with others, and frankly it was just what I needed. I so very much wish I could sit down to talk with Jesus, just like this, and yet the truth is, I can, by simply praying. I think we would all like those personal moments and would like to ask Him questions and talk and see Him. I guess we will just have to wait, but for now, we at least have this lovely little book that can be read in a short period of time ( for me only one hour) and we can think about it and re live it and imagine it is us with Jesus. Thanks to the author for writing this, for many it will be quite profound. God bless him for writing it for us. – Anonymous


Once I picked up your book I couldn't put it down. I suddenly experienced an appetite of my own - to hear more of what Jesus had to say. I felt that he was reminding me personally of just how much he loves me. I had ordered your book through our book club and was for some reason sent two copies. Now I have one to give to my dear friends as their 50th wedding anniversary gift; I want to keep mine to read again. Thank you! – Anonymous


All I can say is “wow”!!! I just read your book - I feel an incredible closeness with my 'personal' Savior after finishing your story. Thank you for writing this book!!! I just gave it to my husband...a non-believer with all of the same questions as Nick in your book. I have been praying for Jesus to enter my husband's heart for months now. I hope this is the tool that truly penetrates his heart. Thank you so very very much! – Anonymous


Never have I read a book that so moved me as to cause my hands to shake with tremors of joy as each passage crossed my eyes. Revelation 3:20 was a beautiful end to a great gift to the world. As my faith grows, it is nice to know that there are those that have even more than my little measure that I so cherish. Thanks again for the charity! – Anonymous

I bought the book for a friend going through her second bought with cancer. I thought the jacket information sounded interesting so I purchased two copies, one for her and one for me. I LOVED the book and know she will too! What a great idea to be able to spread the good news. As a young adult I can remember being asked the question "Who's the one person I would want to have dinner with dead or alive?" I always answered the question with Jesus. After reading this book several of my questions were answered and I came up with other questions to ask Jesus when that opportunity arrives for me to meet him face to face. Thanks for writing such a refreshing book for our world today. I would love to know what Nick does with his lesson from and dinner with Jesus. God Bless, Kathy Hearne


Thank you, thank you, for this wonderful book. A friend gave it to me and I was just going to read a page or two before bed. I finished it at 2 o'clock in the morning and was just thrilled. I would like to buy bunches and hand them out on street corners. - Sharon


Thank you for inviting me to dinner...I felt as if I was a hungry mouse in the restaurant and the best morsels of the evening were the words exchanged between these two men. The book was a birthday gift from an out-of-state friend, a treasure indeed. - Kristi Oberg


The more I read, the more it felt like I was the one sitting at the dinner table with Jesus. By the last page I literally felt a spiritual "buzzing" of the Lord's presence in me, reminding me that as long as He's welcome, He is present with us at every meal, and at every moment. Thank you again, and God bless you! Yours in Christ, Carmen Aquila


Thanks for giving us such a unique and warm approach to humanity's Central Figure. - Richard Epes


Your book is a life experience. I just lost my 50 year old son to a massive unexpected heart attack, and your book has helped me SO much. I wish he could’ve read it. Your book has helped me accept George's going home to Jesus. God has a reason, and I have faith that God was doing what was best for my son. Just as God did what He had to do for HIS son. What a beautiful peace you have brought me. Thank you and God Bless you. -Virginia Klippness


I read it in one sitting! And cried. Tears of joy at being "with Jesus". Tears of regret for not having the depth of relationship with Him I so desire! It's almost too much to take in! May He truly touch others as He has me! – Cathy Adams


Though I've been a Christian for over 35 years, it's like I became re-acquainted with an old Friend. I'm a Baptist minister, but this little book made me cry. With a beautiful simplicity it reminds us of the unfailing love of the Father and the Son who revealed Him. Very well done. I've ordered copies for my daughter and my sister. Thank You, Clyde E. Phillips


How I wish I could receive an invitation to have dinner with the Lord. I actually felt jealous when I was reading this book. Nick was so lucky!! – Anonymous


Although I am a skeptic, I was drawn to this book at my local library. I was anxious to see what this book was about and could hardly put it down till I was finished. I found myself asking the same questions and hearing lots of answers to other questions. Maybe I'll get my own personal dinner invitation. – Catherine Daniel


I truly enjoyed the book Dinner with a Perfect Stranger. I have been questioning myself lately about my relationship or non-relationship with Jesus. This has been the most thought provoking book I have read in quite some time. It is as if the book was written specifically for me. Thank You! Thank You! I am going to suggest that it be read by all my family members. - Shirley


This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. Believing myself to be a pretty good Christian, it opened my eyes to the fact that there were many places in my life where I was falling way short. But it did not matter, he loves me anyway because I love him and we are together.
This book has also shown me many ways to reach others I have been trying so hard to reach, just as I am sure the Lord intended when He gave Mr. Gregory the idea and ability to write it.
Thank you so much and keep them coming. I will be on the lookout for more of Mr. Gregory’s work. - Theresa Hunt


Maybe, as we all stand around asking, demanding, miracles from God to prove that He exists, He sometimes decides to send one - as in this small book. If you can read this and get through the last page without feeling a welling up of faith and hope, you should read it again. -Patricia Arline Murphy


I just finished reading Dinner With a Perfect Stranger. When I first started reading I never thought it would bring me to tears; towards the very end I broke down. I am a 30 year old mother of 4. I accepted Christ 3 years ago. It has been a long road. I have had many questions even now. The book touched on many of those and was just spiritually “refreshing" in a sense. The author did a great job on bringing Jesus to "Life”. -Brenda Simpkins


I would treasure a dinner with The Perfect Stranger and know that this book has the ability to make Jesus real in many lives. Jesus was real in my life before I read the book but I know deep in my heart that God wants a one to one relationship with me and Jesus restored the fellowship that was broken in the Garden of Eden. Tension fades and hope is reborn: what we seek -- love. As the hymn goes ...How do I know He lives? He lives within my heart. – Anonymous


I am a Christian, have been for many years. But this is what I've been going through the last 2 years. I was around people who professed their faith but didn't live it or lived it very righteously or didn't know Jesus at all but claimed His name. Thank you for this book. I am no longer struggling with who I am in HIM. Just this morning at church I had journaled I need to learn to live in Him and enjoy it only. Quit striving!! God Bless you and the many lives this book will touch through the power of the Holy Spirit. - Terrye Lucas


It took a subject that we often try to complicate and made it so simple and understandable. The explanation that when we accept Christ we are not only forgiven but that God lives in side of us was extremely powerful for me. Thank you. -Greg Ryan


I have just finished reading this book, and although I profess to live a spirit-filled life, with Jesus, this book put it all into excellent context for me, and I was simply moved to tears at the beauty of it all. I read this book for 2 hours nonstop till I finished it, it is a life changing book, one that I will recommend to all my Christian friends. – Anonymous


Thank you, thank you. It was exactly what I needed at this point in my life. The author did an amazing job, I wish to thank him. Humbly, Debby Weber


Great book! Thanks to David Gregory for writing this. I'm not sure what my church will do with this, but it can't have crossed our path by accident. -Pastor Barb Kenley


I enjoyed your book so much - the premise was delightful. I laughed out loud at the witty dialogue and was left with a very nice feeling upon completion. Congratulations and well done. I’ve told all my friends-who are looking forward to their dinner with a perfect stranger. Best regards- Sharon

To anyone who believes that God last inspired writing 1,850 years ago, I would recommend Dinner With a Perfect Stranger. David Gregory has amazingly processed what only God could have poured into his heart. This book is nothing short of amazing in its comprehensiveness, conciseness and simplicity. -Robert McBurnett

I'm an avid reader, but not of fiction. But this fiction piece kept me both entertained and raising some of the main characters same questions in my own mind. I also tried to imagine how I would respond, both to such an invitation and during the course of the actual dinner conversation. This book has to be one of the most well-written books I've read in quite some time. I would highly recommend to any Christian who feels complacent in their faith. -Gus Keiser


I wasn't looking for this book... stumbled upon it, no, led to it most assuredly! I walked away from my relationship with God some time ago and as it was confirmed in the dialogue of this book that God is trying to rebuild His relationship with us... with ME. Jesus saved me on October 13th, 1985 when I was sixteen. Here now at 35 I have had my back against the door I once opened- refused to acknowledge His voice on the other end. I Praise God he never stopped lovingly talking to me. I finished reading Dinner With a Perfect Stranger with the verse Revelations 3:20 and... I've re-opened the door! Thank You Jesus! –Ron


The book has stirred a "need" to read it. I am so thrilled to lend it to anyone who wants to read it. I just downloaded the group discussion guides which i know will come in handy when they have questions after reading the book. Thank you so very much for your passion to write such a beautiful book. –Anonymous


Thank you for writing this outstanding book. It is so wonderfully written. Fantastic dialog! A real image of Jesus that I want to keep in my heart and mind every day. A Savior that is personable, funny, sharp and most of all, loving. I have been a Christian all my life and share the perceptions you described, but I've never read them in such context. It was a joy to read...and I can only pray a movie to be made some day! - John Weathersby


I started reading it while waiting for my wife in Wal-Mart this afternoon and just finished it, the same day! I think that is a first for me. I am sure that everyone who reads it will think of another set of questions they would ask Jesus but that is the ministry of the book, people will ask the questions. David Gregory took a chance bringing Jesus Christ to earth again in today’s world but he pulled it off with taste and respect. Very well written, I will be looking for other works by David Gregory. Sincerely, Tim Lamb


I just wanted you to know that this was the single most powerful and inspiring book I have ever read. Although I have always known that this is the way it was, it was comforting to see it in print. I have told everyone about this wonderful book. Thank you so much for my much needed re-inspiration!!!! Kimberley Snell


I like how the author handled the character of Jesus as a modern day man. It was interesting to see how he used all the common excuses that we try to use when sharing Christ with others or when we ask others about their relationship with Christ. I also appreciated how the author used the character of Jesus to explain the other world "religions" so that a person could see the difference between true Christianity (a loving, close relationship with Jesus) and other religions that claim to be true! I believe this book would be wonderful to share with a non-Christian because it goes through all the same emotions, feelings, and thoughts as Nick does. I truly enjoyed the book and would highly recommend it to others. -Julie Turner


I just finished Mr. Gregory's book and I was left with an overwhelming feeling of awe. I do not know of any book that I have ever read that has had such a profound affect on me. I realize the book is "fiction" but the message is far from fiction. It has only been two days since I read the book and I can't stop talking about it. I have purchased (thus far) five copies of the book to share with friends and family. Thank you, Mr. Gregory, so much for sharing your book with me and the world. - Lynn


I'm so glad my friend told me about this book and I accepted the invitation to the read and the dinner. Starting at page 1, I was there with Nick and definitely felt as if I was sitting at the table dining with Jesus and Nick. As I neared the end of the book, I didn't want the story to end and leave the space I was in. Lots to think about now and I hope I'll be a better person, closer to Jesus, letting God in. – Maureen


This is the best book I have read in years. In fact, I liked it so much I have read it a second time. What a great read and what a wonderful apologetics tool. Sincerely, James Eberhart


What can I say? You've given us a gift to share with the saved and more importantly the unsaved. I didn't want it to end, I felt as if I was there with Jesus, and in reality I was. I felt His presence through every page. Thank you. Blessings to you, Monika Corey


Wow! What an awesome book! I read it in 2 nights, (should have read it in 1 night), but always like to drag out a good book! Plus, I personally like for the material to sink into me…Look forward to seeing the sequel come out!” God Bless, Polly Tracy


How could He know...I’ve prayed and prayed for a way to hear.....I had no intention of opening USA Today in that hotel room, but there was a gnawing feeling I had to read the book review section. There it was....a quarter page description. The whole drive back to Pittsburgh, I knew I had to purchase the book. When I went to Borders, the inventory said it had copies, but no one could fine them. I wasn’t leaving until they did.....and they found it. I know God was with me the entire way. Read the book and had gooseflesh the whole time! --Anonymous


This book is absolutely brilliant! I read it yesterday in one sitting, but plan on reading it again more slowly. I have recommended it to every Christian I know. Thank you for writing such a beautiful and enlightening book! --Mici Steger


I've just finished reading this fantastic book and thoroughly enjoyed it, and have been challenged by it. I want to get several copies for friends. This book has helped me cope with some challenges to my faith (some might call it doubts) that I have been struggling to settle. Thank you, David, for putting our thoughts into words! --Nelle Swindell


Kudos to David Gregory for writing this wonderful book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and will recommend this book to family and friends. I found the style of writing similar to the 2 Mitch Albom books (Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven) which were both excellent books as well. Keep up the good work! --Anonymous


Just as Jesus is....captivating! Questions that fill the book are questions that even the most “committed” of believers ponder at times. Biblical, human, and rich with that which we all seek...to be “full,” fed...and satisfied with that which will never require us to be hungry again. Jesus, GOD the Father, Holy Spirit...a feast beyond compare....and truly a meal that the soul and spirit long for. Thank you David for putting our human thoughts in such a delightful light. May it be the source of many people finding that eternal hunger fed. Dinner with Jesus indeed....may the banqueting table be surrounded by HIS children. Blessings, Kay Graves, aka mama k


I just finished reading this awesome book. I was truly blessed. Thank you David, for writing this book. God Bless You :) Sincerely, Brenda LaNite

I immensely enjoyed this book. I am planning to share it with many of my family and friends and will recommend it to anyone. --Bernice Frerichs


I'm 65 years old and have been a Christian all my life. I am so happy with the book, Dinner with a Perfect Stranger. As I was reading it, I felt a sweet closeness with Jesus and I did learn some great truths. Thank you, David Gregory. --Barbara Johnston


Thank you for your contribution of wisdom, energy and hard work, it is a wonderful book. May God bless you as you labor in His vineyard. Your friend in Christ, Kelly Mallory


It’s funny, because I left my home in search for something, I was bored. When I got to the store I looked over a few books nothing catching my fancy, till I picked up your book. Then I read “You are Bored” I knew I had to buy this book, God wanted to place it in my hands and I am so glad he did. I couldn’t put it down, captivated by the story and conversation. All I could think of was, I wish this was me. I cried at the end, it really touched my heart as I know it will to others. --Thanks, Mancy


Wow, I didn’t want to put the book down. He really made me feel, that I could understand how Jesus feels about us and what he has give us, the Perfect gift. I would like to read more. I read my Bible daily, yet this book gave me goose bumps and brought tears to my eyes. My 21 yr. old son gave it to me, I gave it to my husband and he will give it to our 23 yr. old son. --Gail Anderson


I don’t know why I purchased the book, not my normal choice. This is coming from someone who would, too, have to dig to find their Bible. I found myself unable to put the read down because I felt my own questions being answered, or at least brought to the table. Nick is a good representative for a lot of humanity. In a way I feel as though I received the invitation, too. Thanks for making my spirit smile. --Reona Che' Bailey-McGee


A coworker brought this book to me at the office and said “Mary, I'm going to let you read this book but you must give it back.” I read the title and thought, I bet I know who the stranger is! I took it home and read it right after dinner. I enjoyed it so much, I wished it were longer. She was surprised when I returned it the next day and we discussed how it gripped you and held your attention. I will also purchase one to share with others as a witness. Thank you! --Anonymous


I just finished the book. VERY GOOD!! This is a book we will give to many family and friends to read. Your portrait of Jesus as a man we can relate to is right on. As we start the fall season, we are hosting a small group for couples (through our church, Rolling Hills Community Church, Wilsonville, Oregon). I think we might use this book to launch the first meeting. Blessings, Jo Wold


I stumbled across this book at Sam’s club and was intrigued. I have to say I just finished reading it. It was so amazing I was unable to put it down for more than a moment. Mr. Gregory definitely touches on many questions I’ve had or heard and the explanations and analogies are eye opening and freeing. This book is awesome and I will absolutely spread the word with a very high recommendation! Sincerely, Charla Caudill


After seeing the curious advertisement in Christianity Today and then finding your book in the bookstore, I had to buy it. It was just too interesting of a premise to pass up. I just finished reading it in one sitting and it brought tears to my eyes. As a believer, I was touched by the intimacy that Jesus holds for each of us. I am ready to buy your book for everyone I come into contact with. Thank you for writing it and I PRAY it will become a bestseller, it needs to be! --Deitra


I just finished reading your book. I have been looking for a book (besides the Bible, which I do share) that would open the door and hopefully eyes of others to Jesus. You have done an excellent job of telling a story, but sharing Jesus. Thank you again, Karen L. Fralick


I think the book is absolutely wonderful. You actually get chills just reading it. Great work! --Anonymous


I picked the book up at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport before a flight and had it finished within an hour. What a creative way to present the gospel. I gave it away to a friend at the other end and bought another copy upon my return to DFW. This is a book that everyone, Christians & non-Christians, should read. Thanks and God Bless, Joe Arciniega


How I would like to get an invitation like this one. I am going to purchase this book for several family members and friends. It is the best explanation and presentation of salvation that I have ever read. Hopefully, and I am sure that it will, grab the person reading it and hold them to the end. Thanks, Hank Hardman


I truly enjoyed the book, Dinner with a Perfect Stranger. It was EXCELLENT! I rank it up next to The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Reading your book came at such a great time too!! I have passed the book on to my husband and sons. --Anonymous


I just finished reading Dinner with a Perfect Stranger and found it both entertaining and thought-provoking. I’m an avid reader, but not of fiction. But this fiction piece kept me both entertained and raising some of the main characters same questions in my own mind. I also tried to imagine how I would respond, both to such an invitation and during the course of the actual dinner conversation. This book has to be one of the most well-written books I’ve read in quite some time. I would highly recommend to any Christian who feels complacent in their faith. --Gus Keiser


I now own 2 copies because I am sharing the first one with a friend. I have read it twice in less than a week. I am drawn to it and with each reading, I understand more. The first reading I had many questions…I will also be giving this copy to another friend who needs support and clarity. I enjoyed the book so much and plan on reading it several more times…thank you!!! --Anonymous


My Pastor mentioned this book in his sermon on Sunday, I went straight to the bookstore and purchased it. I could not put it down, I truly felt as if I was having dinner with Jesus. I can’t wait to pass the book on, to fellow believers and unsaved friends as well. God has blessed you with a wonderful gift, Thank you for sharing it! In Christ, Debbie Price


I enjoyed Dinner with a Perfect Stranger very much. I am a 44-year old married court reporter, Jewish, the mother of two teenage girls. The book was extremely well written. --Andrea Slobodow Nagrotsky


On a recent trip to San Antonio, I was searching in the airport bookstore for a new book to read. For whatever reason, I was drawn immediately to this book. I read the first page and thought “this is it!” I took it with me and read it over a three day period (I could have finished it sooner, but I wanted to make it last). In a word...it touched me. I have read Stroble's books and enjoyed them from a factual standpoint....but this was different. It was warm engaging and touching. I was and am Nick Cominsky. The timing was perfect for me to read this. Isn’t it funny how God works. --John Gill


It’s wonderful how God speaks to us…I wasn't looking for this book... stumbled upon it, no, lead to it most assuredly! I walked away from my relationship with God some time ago and, as it was confirmed in the dialogue of this book, God is trying to rebuild His relationship with us... with ME. Jesus saved me on October 13th, 1985 when I was sixteen. Here now at 35 I have had my back against the door I once opened... refused to acknowledge His voice on the other end. I Praise God he never stopped lovingly talking to me. I finished reading Dinner with a Perfect Stranger with the verse Revelations 3:20...and I've re-opened the door! Thank You Jesus! --Ron


I bought Dinner with a Perfect Stranger at the grocery and read it within the next 24 hrs. I loved it SO much that I went back to the grocery (ok, I admit it was on sale) and bought a second one, for a gift. Then I ordered a third one from the local Christian bookseller, for another gift. The owner of that shop was not familiar with this book but stocked it in her store, due to my order. I RAVED about it to her AND I recommended it to a co-worker, who also went out and bought it. Now her bookclub may read it in the future. I went back and read the book for the second time this weekend. I am mad about this book. I have always wanted to have dinner with Jesus, am looking forward to that day in the future. Thank you for a wonderful, helpful, witty, inspiring, terrific work. --Rebbecca Murphy


I have read your book and found it delightfully refreshing, both serious and entertaining! I plan to give the book to my parents for a Christmas gift. Sincerely, Roberta Hosler Gulfport


Thanks for a reassuring book…God is with us all the time. --Sandra Killian


I read the book over the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely and endearing story. --Nanci Moy


Hello. I just finished your book. Excellent. It was the most stimulating read I have had in quite some time. --Anonymous


I purchased your book last Saturday and sat down to read some of it on Sunday. I couldn’t put it down, I finished it Sunday afternoon. What a wonderful book you have written. I told my good friend about it and she asked to borrow it, she received it and read it on Tuesday. My cousin asked to borrow it and she received it today…Thank you so very much for your passion to write such a beautiful book. --Tina M. Brown


David: Thank you for writing this outstanding book. It is so wonderfully written. Fantastic dialogue! A real image of Jesus that I want to keep in my heart and mind every day. A Savior that is personable, funny, sharp and most of all, loving. I have been a Christian all my life and share the perceptions you described, but I’ve never read them in such context. It was a joy to read...and I can only pray a movie to be made some day! Thank you again for allowing God to work through you in producing this book. I have so many people that I intend on sharing it with that I plan on buying a box of these books and giving them as gifts to many people I work with who are the personification of “Nick.” Keep up the good work with our “Father’s business.” Kindest regards, John Weathersby

Thank you so much, what a wonderful book. I started reading it while waiting for my wife in Wal-Mart this afternoon and just finished it, the same day! I think that is a first for me. I am sure that everyone who reads it will think of another set of questions they would ask Jesus but that is the ministry of the book, people will ask the questions. I felt the topics were well handled and I learned from the discussions, mostly things about other religions that I was not aware of. I struggled with the explanation of how we give our life back to God and let Him live through us, not because I had any disagreement with it, but until that point I was thinking of a friend that I thought would benefit from this book. The reality of a personal relationship with the Lord has been so difficult for him to grasp and for me to explain I guess I was hoping for a new approach, but there are only so many ways to state the truth without distorting it. David Gregory took a chance bringing Jesus Christ to earth again in today’s world but he pulled it off with taste and respect…very well written, I will be looking for other works by David Gregory. Sincerely, Tim Lamb


I just wanted you to know that this was the single most powerful and inspiring book I have ever read. Although I have always known that this is the way it was, it was comforting to see it in print. I have told everyone about this wonderful book. Thank you so much for my much needed re-inspiration!!!! --Kimberley Snell


For David: A job well done. A great read and a great transformation. Everything that Nick stuggles with, so do I. I felt I was invited to dinner and, needing to lose 10 pounds, was able to stay away from the high calorie earthly meal while loading up on the low carb spiritual manna…Again, thank you for a beautiful book with more depth than any book 100 times its size. Blessings, Jim Moeller


I enjoyed reading the book. Very interesting. Thank you, Donald M. Popowich


Thank you so much for writing such an fascinating book. I am an Asian Christian reader living in Canada. Your idea (a dinner with Jesus) is almost genius and I really liked the personality of the Lord Jesus portrayed in your book. It was very helpful as you covered major religions and philosophies which counter the Biblical Christianity. The book was such a page-turner I finished in a single setting. I will surely refer to many people to read it as your book was found well-balanced and intelligent…Please keep publishing good books. God richly bless you and use your work mightily. In Christ, Grace Kwon


LOVED THE BOOK IMMENSELY! --Anonymous


Loved this book!!! I'm telling everyone. There should be a movie. Tell Mel Gibson!!! --Donna


I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I like how the author handled the character of Jesus as a modern day man. It was interesting to see how he used all the common excuses that we try to use when sharing Christ with others or when we ask others about their relationship with Christ. I also appreciated how the author used the character of Jesus to explain the other world religions…I believe this book would be wonderful to share with a non-Christian because it goes through all the same emotions, feelings, and thoughts as Nick does. I truly enjoyed the book and would highly recommend it to others. In Christ, Julie Turner


I really enjoyed the book and plan to share it! --Judy Messenger


I just finished Mr. Gregory’s book and I was left with an overwhelming feeling of awe. I do not know of any book that I have ever read that has had such a profound affect on me. I realize the book is “fiction” but the message is far from “fiction.” It has only been twodays since I read the book and I can’t stop talking about it. I have purchased (thus far) five copies of the book to share with friends and family. Thank you, Mr. Gregory, so much for sharing your book with me and the world. --Lynn


A friend gifted me with your book for my recent birthday; I completed it last night. Your story is unique, charming, and it touched my heart. Thank you for sharing JESUS in such a special way. Please continue doing so. All for Him, Gail Sensebe

I loved the book. Very hard to put down. For me it ended a little too soon. I know it couldn’t have been much longer, then it would be preachy and it was the perfect length. There were times when I felt a little more attention needed to be given to the loss of his father or walking through his final reaction to the evening and his decision and acceptance. Not more than another paragraph or two. I would like to get a copy for each of my children who are not walking with the Lord. Is there a sequel planned? Thanks so much and God Bless you, Mary Handley

 


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