Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Dinner with a Perfect Stranger and A Day with a Perfect Stranger

From the title of this blog, you might think that I had an interesting day, and I did, the day I read these two books.
I often review books for publishers but rarely do I get the opportunity to say, "I couldn't put this book down; I read it in one sitting!" And let me assure you that a mother of 3 kids with a fourth on the way can rarely say that about any task. These books are AMAZING!! From the content on various religions, the Bible, relationship restoration, love, humor, and the plain truth in these books, all be them fiction, I was captivated.

I can not more highly recommend a book, Dinner with a Perfect Stranger, and it's sequel, a Day with a Perfect Stranger. I must say: "Buy them, Read them, and then Pass them on." I have a list of people at least 20 long that I want to get copies for.
I am including the summaries of the books below (even though they do not do justice to the books) along with a link to buy them---I was serious about the "Buy them" part.

Dinner with a Perfect Stranger:

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 seventy-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.

What if a fascinating stranger knew you better than you know yourself?
When her husband comes home with a far fetched story about eating dinner with someone he believes to be Jesus, Mattie Cominsky thinks this may signal the end of her shaky marriage. Convinced that Nick is, at best, turning into a religious nut, the self-described agnostic hopes that a quick business trip will give her time to think things through.
On board the plane, Mattie strikes up a conversation with a fellow passenger. When she discovers their shared scorn for religion, she confides her frustration over her husband’s recent conversion. The stranger suggests that perhaps her husband isn’t seeking religion but true spiritual connection, an idea that prompts her to reflect on her own search for fulfillment.
As their conversation turns to issues of spiritual longing and deeper questions about the nature of God, Mattie finds herself increasingly drawn to this insightful stranger. But when the discussion unexpectedly turns personal, touching on things she’s never told anyone, Mattie is startled and disturbed. Who is this man who seems to peer straight into her soul?
Enjoy Reading!

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