Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Night With A Perfect Stranger by David Gregory

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 144
Vendor: Worthy Publishing
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 1936034867
ISBN-13: 9781936034864
Retail Price: $14.99
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Description

Nick Cominisky's spiritual life is running on empty. With his passion diluted by religious routine and the sapping circumstances of everyday life, he longs to reconnect with God, but following the standard spiritual prescriptions just isn't working. Since when did loving God become such an overwhelming, tedious task?

After meeting Jesus in person under amazing circumstances six years ago, Nick figured life would be smooth sailing, not coasting downhill. Why didn't Jesus tell him how to make the Christian life work?

Just when Nick is stopped dead in his tracks--stranded on the side of the highway with an empty gas tank and miles to go--he finds himself in rich compoany once more. Jesus has returned to give Nick the refueling he desparately needs. And like their first meeting, it's not at all what he expects.

Review

Over a  year ago, I read and reviewed Dinner With A Perfect Stranger by David Gregory.  I really enjoyed the book, so I was excited to be able to read Night With A Perfect Stranger.

I read this short book in one night. I couldn't put it down. I have to be honest, I love reading David Gregory's books. His books are fun, not preachy and loaded with theological truth.

I had this book sitting on a shelf for awhile and was prompted to read it this weekend. I understand why now. Night With A Perfect Stranger addressed a lot of my questions and concerns.

For instance, why religion and a set of rules doesn't work. Recently, I have been provoked to look at my Christian walk more closely. Perhaps going through Hurricane Sandy made me look deeper into myself and my walk with Christ.

There is nothing like going through storms to see where you are at in your Christian walk. Night With A Perfect Stranger was a healing balm for my anxious heart and questioning soul.
"Without personally knowing how deeply you're loved, without living in our love, you can't function. Not as you were designed to. Being filled with God's love means being filled with God himself. And someone who overflows with God will bear all the fruit God ever intended--love, joy, peace, patience, kindness." (Page 100)
This paragraph really spoke to me in a personal way. I believe what is missing in Christians is love. There is a lot of religion, but not love. The only way Christians can love others the way Christ does is when they know how much God loves them.

I can't recommend this book enough. I believe this book is a great ministering and evangelistic tool.

In conclusion, I want to thank Worthy Publishers for sending me a complimentary copy to review.




David Gregory is the author of the New York Times Extended Bestseller Dinner with a Perfect Stranger, as well as A Day with a Perfect Stranger, The Next Level, The Last Christian, and coauthor of the nonfiction The Rest of the Gospel. After a ten-year business career, David earned masters degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary and the University of North Texas. He now writes full-time and lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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