About the book
(from publisher Worthy Books)
Dead Dog Like Me by Max Davis at Amazon
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 down hill 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 a 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.
by Max Davis, special for EIR
Fasted paced and emotionally gripping, with themes of time travel, tragedy, romance, history, brokenness, and ultimate restoration, the movie would surely be a blockbuster. But the truth is; there’s nothing like a great novel. To me, a stirring read is better than a movie any day. And Dead Dog Like Me is all of that and a bag of popcorn!
Here are some of the out-of-the-box characters:
Nick Gregory: Super successful, New York Times bestselling author and Mega Church pastor who loses everything, or so he thought. At rock bottom he finds out what true success really is.
Abbi Gregory: Filling for divorce because she feels betrayed by her husband. He did betray her. Can she see past his discretions into his soul and love him again? Can their relationship actually become stronger than before?
Deuce: Family dog that teaches them how to forgive.
Mephibosheth: An ancient biblical character that Nick gets up close and personal with and in the process learns just how much God loves him.
I hope you enjoy getting to know these characters as much as I enjoyed writing them. Mostly though, I hope they somehow touch you in a deep way. Dead Dog Like Me hit the stores June 23rd and is available everywhere.
About the book (the author's perspective)
Fast paced and entertaining, it’s also about brokenness and grace. The statement Dead Dog Like Me actually came from a scripture in 2 Samuel 9:8. Mephibosheth who was crippled and broken came to a place in his life where he saw himself as a Dead Dog. Dogs in those days were ravenous scavengers that roamed around in packs. When they died they rotted like road kill or were put on burn piles. So to call yourself a Dead Dog is about as low as you could get, especially in Jewish eyes. The thing that is amazing about this story is though Mephibosheth felt he was worthless and had nothing to offer, David invited him to eat at the King’s table everyday as one of his sons. All Mephibosheth had to do was accept the offer.
The book takes this story and applies it to a modern day setting. Nick Gregory, after incredible success, comes to a place in his life where he has hit rock bottom and sees himself as a dead dog just like Mephibosheth. All of us are broken and crippled in some way. We often feel like we don’t measure up. And come on, who of us out there hasn’t felt like a dead dog at times? What’s interesting about Nick Gregory is after he hits rock bottom, he finds God’s outrageous grace and that’s where his best life begins.
Max Davis is the author of over thirty 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. He and his wife Alanna, live in Greenwell Springs, LA on 40 beautiful acres under an umbrella of live oaks. They have three grown children and a brand new grandbaby. Check him out at www.MaxDavisBooks.com