27 June 2015

Dead Dog Like Me by Max Davis

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.

From the very start, Dead Dog Like Me by Max Davis had me addictively turning pages, as my heart broke for the main character. Nick Gregory’s life quickly spirals out of his control and leads him desperately to the brink of death. In moments of unconsciousness, Nick finds himself inhabiting the body of the biblical Mephibosheth, an experience that allows him to reflect on his present-day circumstances. While Nick’s experience as Mephibosheth is not as extensive as I expected after reading the summary, the glimpses of the biblical account weave easily with Nick’s experience and highlight the overall message of forgiveness and grace. Dead Dog Like Me provides an emotional and touching read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it (despite the abundant use of exclamation points). I recommend it.

Thanks to Worthy’s First Look, I received a copy of Dead Dog Like Me and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

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