As a man with only his work on his mind, Nick Cominsky has little to no time to spend with his wife and child. This has been his way of life for far too long and has a heavy strain on his family. He lacks any decent relationship with anyone because of his workaholic mindset.
One day he receives an invitation to dinner with Jesus. He takes this as some sort of prank from his coworkers, but decides to head off to the restaurant anyway. The whole story is told through his point of view, and event then, it is not difficult to see the bitterness and cynicism he has towards people and especially those he should be close to. His dinner plans give him a new way to think about his life.
I thought it was interesting the way the author made parallels with each part of the dinner (appetizer, main course, etc.) with the topic of discussion between Nick and Jesus. That style made things very entertaining in this quick read.
What I still haven't decided on is their conversation. For a guy who has so much bitterness and workload and no relationship, I, personally, was wanting to see more discussion in that direction rather than a clever take on apologetics, which was what much of the conversation seemed to cover. What I did like is how the author showed that Jesus knows us; He would drop in tidbits of information like "you took _ class in college, what did you think of that?"
It was an interesting book and a quick read for someone looking for things put in a new perspective.
WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group provided this book to me for free in exchange for this honest review as part of their Blogging for Books program.
Juvenile Fiction - Religious - Christian - Fantasy
Fiction - Christian - General