Friday, June 26, 2015

Dead Dog Like Me by Max Davis

Title: Dead Dog Like Me
Author: Max Davis
Pages: 320
Release Date: June 23, 2015
Genre: Inspirational Fiction
Publisher: Worthy Publishing
Note: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the book:

     Megachurch pastor Nick Gregory’s life is falling apart. His wife is filing for divorce. His congregation is questioning his leadership. His faith is nearly nonexistent. It goes downhill from there. When he regains consciousness after a horrific car crash, Nick realizes he is no longer in his hometown – or even in the twenty-first century.

     Transported back in time to 800 B.C. and into the body of King Saul’s grandson Mephibosheth, Nick must quickly adapt to a completely different way of living. Can the experience of living as another broken man, desperate for God’s healing, bring healing to Nick himself – if he can ever get back home?

     A novel of adventure, redemption, and outrageous grace, Dead Dog Like Me takes you back in time to know more deeply a God who never changes, a God who lavishes you with His love.

My review:

     An incredible thought provoking novel!

     One sinful action and how Nick Gregory, senior pastor of a megachurch, handles it has a cascading effect. When the book opens he is spiraling into a pit as things in his life fall apart as a result.

     Nick and the secondary characters closest to him are well developed and very human. There is a large variety of personalities included. There are also many different ways that people deal with the situation. As happens in real life it doesn’t take Nick long to find out who are truly his friends and who are just riding his coat tails of success.

     Max Davis does a fantastic job of crafting a story where God uses research from Nick’s past, extreme events, and the family dog to teach Nick some deep truths about grace, mercy, and forgiveness.

     This was a wonderful book and I’m highly recommending it. It is getting a 5 star ranking from me.

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