A Day with a Perfect Stranger-By David Gregory
What if a stranger knew you better than you know yourself?
Exasperated by her husband’s sudden new obsession with Jesus, Mattie Cominsky 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 she confides her husband’s unexpected turn, their conversation soon leads to a fascinating exploration of spirituality, God, and the quest for meaningful connection.
Mattie’s skepticism softens under the perceptive insights of this stranger, and she finds herself confronting the unspoken longings of her soul. As his comments touch on personal issues he couldn’t possibly know about, she begins to wonder if she’s misjudged not only Nick but also the God he now claims to believe in.
When we walk on the path of Lent period, I came to realize about myself who do not recognize God’s presence more closely in everyday life. Just as disciples who went back to Emmaus in Luke24 after Jesus died on the cross, my image also was like these disciples who did not recognize Jesus though they walk together with Him. In this book, “a Day with a Perfect Stranger”, Mattie could not recognize Jesus who is just next to her and convers with her for a long time. Still at the end, she got an insight. I wish you to enjoy this book and remember your personal encounter with Jesus Christ.
David Gregory is the author of Dinner with a Perfect Stranger and coauthor of two nonfiction books. After a ten-year business career, he returned to school to study religion and communications, earning two master’s degrees. He is a native of Texas. For more about this book, go to www.adaywithaperfectstranger.com .