Saturday, April 29, 2006
David Gregory's A Day With A Perfect Stranger~Reviewed
A Day With A Perfect Stranger
By David Gregory
Published by WaterBrook Press – July 2006
Paperback 109 pages
The last thing she wanted to talk about was God; talking to him had never entered her mind.
A devoted mother who feels abandoned by her workaholic husband, Mattie Cominsky gives her life new meaning by investing herself in her two-year-old daughter and her graphic-arts business. Exasperated by her husband's sudden new obsession with Jesus, she views an out-of-town business trip as a welcome opportunity to reflect on their marriage—and to decide if it's time to put an end to this painfully unrewarding relationship.
Aboard the plane, Mattie is relieved to find herself seated next to a passenger who shares her scorn for religion. After confiding her husband's unexpected turn, their conversation soon leads to a fascinating exploration of spirituality, God, and the quest for meaningful connection.
As Mattie's skepticism warms to the perspective insights of this stranger, she finds herself confronting the unspoken longings of her soul for true intimacy and lasting fulfillment. And when his comments touch on personal issues he couldn't possibly know about, she begins to wonder if she's mis-judged not only Nick but also the God he now claims to believe in.
The logic and non-churchy rhetoric of David Gregory's relaxed style takes evangelism to a new level in fiction. The main character is like so many women I've met, who think they have no need for God. This book will uncover the needs they won't acknowledge, even to themselves, with insightful answers to the life's tough questions. More important, is how it overcomes skepticism with logic and insight using everyday language.
Well written and entertaining as well, A Day With A Perfect Stranger is a must for every Christian's library. When I started the first page, I didn't put the book down until I turned the last one. In this reviewer's opinion, A Day With A Perfect Stranger, along with the first book Dinner With A Perfect Stranger, once discovered by the church will become as impactful as Prayer of Jabez.
Reviewed by Ane Mulligan