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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2008

    More than a prarble

    While strolling through the Atlanta airport Friday in route to Gulfport, MS and a weekend drama gig it was on the counter of the little book store. After coveting the idea of my little book Bozra, A Shepherd's Journey being on the counter for the world to see, I saw that it was from a familiar and respected author - Dick Gregory. Dick broke out with the best seller, 'Dinner with a Perfect Stranger.' 'Dinner...' was a delightful read - as some half million agreed, so I flipped some pages. I had two other books with me and didn't need another on my stack. I walked away. I walked back. Glad I did. In Mr. Gregory's style the book was just over one hundred pages and I was confident would be a great distraction for the next leg of my Delta flight. Actually it was very distracting. And a little in my face. 'The Next Level' is a parable. I suspected it would motivational, perhaps inspiring. I did not suspect it would be a bit personal. I tend to loose myself in whatever I'm reading - I think that's the idea after all - and I found myself identifying easily with some of the 'levels' in this pseudo-corporate world. 'Next Level' could readily apply to any corporate climber, but it's target is foremost the converted but perhaps not committed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2008

    A Must Read for all Christians

    If ever a back cover copy depicted a book's content, this one does. Another amazing modern-day parable from the author of A Day with a Perfect Stranger and Dinner with a Perfect Stranger, The Next Level will challenge you to be on God¿s agenda, not yours. Short and an easy read, it¿s a book you¿ll never forget. I was amazed and tickled with Gregory's ability to depict the Christian walk in corporatese. On one of the levels, you'll see all the world's religions allegorized in the business world. The Next Level is a must read for all Christians, but be prepared. You won't get through it without thinking, 'Ouch.'

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  • Posted February 22, 2011

    Another Perfect Read

    Having read and view the entire "Perfect" series, I was a bit surprised about how much more symbolic this one is, but it is definitely the journey of what it means to become a Christian. Covering everything from who's in charge to the steps we all go through in finding that Next Level. Reminds me a lot of Og Mandino's books of thoughtfulness.

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  • Posted April 24, 2010

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    What I think of "The Next Level".

    Having read all of the previous works of Mr. Gregory (Dinner with a Perfect Stranger and Day with a Perfect Stranger) this story fits well with a view of Christianity that is Trinitarian rather than Unitarian.
    Most of Christianity today wants to believe that God is a cosmic vending machine or a way bigger Santa Claus. God is much more than that and his plans for us are much more than that! God invites us to share his work,vision and activity through Jesus his son. This book comes very close to articulating that idea.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2008

    'This will tak you to the Next Level too'

    Another special and profoundly unique book from David Gregory that features Logan an organizational Analyst ¿ this is his dream job he is so thankful to have. He basically trouble shoots each level for the Director of Universal Systems. He reports to him all the problems that he can find through his research. This parable breaks down what exactly is this ¿Christian Life¿ anyway. What would it look like if Corporate America was to analyze all the levels of spiritual growth. The parable is clear, clever, and simple in its description. David Gregory definitely doesn¿t beat around the bush he tells it like it is thru the Director and the Shareholder characters. Logan documents the problems he finds on each level then consults with the Director on each discovery. As Logan and the Director meet to discuss what is really going on at each level I found myself searching my own heart and actions to see where I stood in my walk as the problems for each unfolded between them. You will find yourself doing the very same thing!! This story will give you a new view of the what spiritual growth looks like. It gives you a glimpse into eternity!! I love how David Gregory gets to the heart of the matter in this book just like he has done in his other books ¿Dinner with a Perfect Stranger¿ and ¿A Day With a Perfect Stranger¿. You¿ll definitely want to add The Next Level to your collection! Nora St.Laurent

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    entertaining easy to read and comprehend parable

    Logan Bell quit his first job after graduating with a business degree he hated his boss the jerk and felt out of place as a human resource specialist. He would prefer to play games, but dad the business executive keeps asking the question: have you found your next job? He visits Universal Systems where the number two guy the Director asks him what he wants to be he says an organizational development analyst who looks for problems. The Director hires him as the first OD in the massive organization and sends him to the first level to analyze what he sees and report back to him his findings. When the Director feels he understands that level, he will go on to study Levels 2-5 sequentially. Logan soon realizes that the employees of Level 1 never perform anything related to the goals of the company. The Director sends him to Level 2 as Logan begins to understand how Universal Systems operates and makes a profit. --- This entertaining easy to read and comprehend parable actually works on two levels. First there is an obvious business application involving the staff working to achieve the company¿s strategic goals instead of their own agenda or their individual interpretation of the top management objectives. However, on a much deeper level, David Gregory makes a case that for people to feel their life is complete with a high sense of self actualization they must look beyond themselves to choose freely to encompass God¿s plan for guidance for that is maximizing one¿s self on the fifth level. Although enjoyable with a fascinating concept, this reviewer doubts many readers will take to heart David Gregory¿s well written ¿parable of finding your place in life¿. --- Harriet Klausner

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