it's a bit of a strange story: There is this Thai restaurant I go to now and then and one of the workers there is a young thai guy about my age. Last Saturday I was there with another buddhist friend and we were both wearing malas around our necks and we got into a short discussion with this young guy who works there since he noticed the malas. He told me he just became a buddhist too and was an atheist before that.
Though he just started to find out about buddhism and doesn't know which "school" to go in deeper etc.
We greet each other friendly and I don't have to pay for my meals upfront (unlike other customers) but we're not exactly close friends (I don't even know his name). I thought it would be nice of me to give him a book about the Dhamma as a present to encourage his inquiry, but don't know which. Do you think that would be okay or could it come across as too pushy? What book would be a good idea?
From my point of view it would be a nice chance for some Dhammaduta, since he already made clear that he wants to find out more about buddhism. Advice appreciated!