Dead Dog Like Me by Max Davis

Check out "Dead Dog Like Me", courtesy of the CFBA, including my review at the end!

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Dead Dog Like Me
Worthy Publishing (June 23, 2015)
Max Davis


Max Davis is the author of over twenty books, has been featured in USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly, and has appeared on The Today Show and The 700 Club. He holds degrees in journalism and biblical studies. In addition to his own works, he’s done a variety of ghostwriting and collaboration projects. Max and Alanna have three grown children and a grand baby.


Nick Gregory regains consciousness after a horrific car accident to find he’s been transported back in time and that he has become Mephibosheth, Jonathan’s son and King Saul’s grandson. Aware that he’s experiencing another man’s life, he has to learn fast. When mega-church pastor, Nick Gregory, regains consciousness after a horrific car accident, he’s on the ground in agonizing pain. Nick realizes he is in a bizarre place – a foreign, parched, ancient land, having been transported back in time to 800 B.C. Unbelievably, he is in the body of a prince named Mephibosheth, a son of Jonathan and King Saul’s grandson. Nick is fully aware of who he is and that he’s now living in Mephibosheth’s body, strangely able to speak and understand Hebrew. This experience helps him see that he, like Mephibosheth, is a broken man desperate for God’s outrageous grace and healing (2 Samuel 9:8). Returning to present day, Nick’s experience motivates a changed life.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Dead Dog Like Me, go HERE.

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My review...

With emotion-filled prose, Max Davis will grab your heart and your mind with his latest book, "Dead Dog Like Me". The story is quite well-written with an intriguing plot about a man who loses everything, and encounters the grace of God along the way. There is always a danger that when authors try to portray characters in the pit of despair that the story can drag along the way. I didn't find that to be the case here, except for one or two moments, but overall felt that there were enough drama filled scenes to keep the story moving along. The characters are realistically portrayed and Nick is one of those characters that you will both love and dislike at the same time, at least until God's done an amazing work in his life! I will admit to a tiny bit of disappointment that more of Nick's story didn't take place as the character of Mephibosheth. I was hoping for more time spent in ancient Israel encountering the life of this unique character in the Bible. However, the glimpses we did see made me want to race back to my Bible to find out more, and I always appreciate stories that do that. The themes of forgiveness and reconciliation that permeate this story are also wonderful to behold, and are sure to leave readers with an encouraging perspective on what really matters in life.

Readers who are looking for a contemporary novel that will encourage their walk with God while providing them with some well-spent hours of reading at the same time should pick up a copy of Dead Dog Like Me. I award this story 4 out of 5 stars.

A review copy has been provided courtesy of the publisher and the CFBA for the purposes of this unbiased review.