The Son of Man

The Son of Man

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by C. W. Johnson

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Imagine they set out to clone The Son of God...
Imagine they succeed...

"We haven't had a chance to talk much about what it will be like to be the parents of such a...unique child."
The bride pulled her eyes away from the groom and considered the priest. "I thought the Vinces wanted the baby raised in as normal an environment as possible."
The priest smiled

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Imagine they set out to clone The Son of God...
Imagine they succeed...

"We haven't had a chance to talk much about what it will be like to be the parents of such a...unique child."
The bride pulled her eyes away from the groom and considered the priest. "I thought the Vinces wanted the baby raised in as normal an environment as possible."
The priest smiled. "Yes, that is true, and for that reason you must never tell anyone who the child really is."
"They covered that when I was being interviewed," the bride said, "but I never really understood why."
The priest stood, walked around his desk and sat on the corner. "Ok-a hypothetical situation-we go right to the media and tell them about the baby-"
"I know we can't go to the media," the bride said. "Human cloning is illegal."
The priest held up his hand. "Please hear me out."
"The whole damn world would be camped in our front yard," the groom said, breaking his silence. "That's what would happen."
The priest pointed at the groom. "Yes, and imagine what it would be like for the child."
"So, we can't tell anyone at all?" the bride said.
The priest ignored her question. "Ok, say you tell your neighbors, parents, friends, that your little boy is the clone of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. First of all, they're gonna' think you're crazy, or maybe they just might believe you. Imagine how they would then react to the child."
"Think of it this way," the priest continued, rearranging himself on the corner of his desk, "there are roughly around-oh, let's see-seven billion people in the world today. About a billion of those people are gonna' believe your little boy is God's own clone, and some of those folks can be pretty radical. There will be the crazy fringe bunch: those who will look upon the child as an abomination, or maybe a threat to their particular belief system. What I'm telling you now is not hypothetical. We know for a fact these people exist."
"But, what about the baby?" the bride said. "How can we expect a little child to keep such a secret?"
"Easy, we don't tell him."

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The Son of Man 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 98 reviews.
MYM More than 1 year ago
I stayed up many nights past my bed time to continue reading this. I enjoyed it that much!
kea208 More than 1 year ago
I could not put this or the sequel down. I read them almost completely straight through. I can find nothing to capture my interest now....they have spoiled me and my reading list GOOD JOB!!! Now bring on more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not an actual novel. It's just another of the new genre of neverending serial stories intended to pull you in and get you to buy the next installment, and the next.....and so on. Very disappointing, and stuffed with superfluous verbiage. Very poor writing, underdeveloped characters, and implausible proceedings. Not a good read.
Coloradokel More than 1 year ago
I am excited to see that Barns and Noble has Son of Man for my Nook! I had read this series about 6 months ago, I have all three books in paperback, but love the convenience of my Nook. I am a Christian, and this book was recommended by a friend who said it was like the left behind series only better! When my friend recommended these books I was sort of expecting them to be another series, with a flaccid story line, and vanilla characters, boy was I surprised! The characters in this book were real. It's not full of sex, or violence, but these characters have real world reactions. I was very pleasantly surprised, and I could not put the book down! I must admit, I was hesitant to recommend this book, because there is sexual content (the ugly world of pedophilia), and it is a bit gritty, but then I realized, the Bible is the same way. It's not all Sunday School and sunshine. Christians aught to really pray before dismissing this book. I think God will use it in a big way.
gordontheavenger More than 1 year ago
The writer has mastered the mechanics of writing, but little else. Implausible premise poorly plotted, bad character development. I really tried to finish this book, but just could not.
dnoblee More than 1 year ago
I downloaded this book on a knee-jerk reaction thinking it would be an entertaining read. I didn't actually start thinking about the underlying notion until I began reading. Unfortunately, that notion seems so utterly flawed to me that I started enjoying the story less and less. Finally I just quit reading altogether. In most entertainment situations I can suspend disbelief enough to hang in there with the writer, but this was simply more than I could handle. The notion suggests, for example, that the creative imagination and energy of Steve Jobs is contained in his physical genes and that if we just save some of them we could someday bring that extraordinary genius back to life. I believe most people would agree with me that such an idea is pretty silly. Perhaps we could clone a body that looks like him, but (give me a break!) that body would most certainly not contain the same spiritual being. Why would ANY spirit be so attached to A PARTICULAR physical body? In Steve Jobs' case, for example, that physical body was highly susceptible to cancer. It just makes no sense to me. I apologize if my pragmatism, sense of reality, or bluntness offends anyone. I do believe in the spiritual aspect of life; I even believe in reincarnation; but this book just did not work for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. I found myself hurrying through meals so I could get back to "MY" book. I had a kinship with the characters, like "Lylya" she is like one of my kids, or grand kids. I went through every emotions from laughter to tearing up to crying. I will recomend this book and ANYTHING this author writes to everyone. Just finished books #two and #three, and can not WAIT for book #FOUR!!!
AVID-JT More than 1 year ago
Son of Man was such an exciting novel that I've already downloaded Book II and Book III. The author constantly adds new facets and sub-plots that keep you wondering what will happen next as you follow the two main characters. This novel is over 950 pages but moves quickly while it keeps you on the edge of your seat. It's a definite must read!
Randy Lichtenwalner More than 1 year ago
Good book!!
busbabe More than 1 year ago
What a great book! was pleasantly surprised and am now looking for the next 2 in the series
wheelr More than 1 year ago
It really was an entertaining read. The Jurassic Park concept takes on religion! Good character development and plot, although the ending left something to be desired-until I saw there was a sequel that I just downloaded. Stay tuned to this channel!
Lonsmbl More than 1 year ago
great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting concept initially described on nook caught my attention with first book. Altho an easy read, i keep feeling that some thing is missing...perhaps a meatier plot...IDK. some of the characters were rather random and i wondered why author created them at all or even just certainfacets of their character personalities.. Some characters didnt mesh at all. Read the three books available thus far to see what else developed. If i do not read book 4 of the series, i would be fine with that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
couldnt get into it. it has to grab me to read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found it entertaining at first but quickly got bored with the superficial "filler" chatacters. Then get to end to realize its a series.. why?!?. Are writers so desperate and unoriginal that everything has tobe a trillogy. What happened to the days you could pickup a book and read a great story with proper closure!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wasnt sure at first, but it was a very good book, so good i bought the next2 books in the saga, out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes, there were grammar issues, but the plot and character development overshadowed and misspelling.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
plot and twists
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this entire series. I can only hope the author is working on book 4 to find out what happened to our beloved characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great free nook book. Thank you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting concept, intriguing storyline, i kept wondering how things were going to go, suspenseful at times. I felt the way the perspectove shifted so frequently kept my interest rather than detracted from the abiliy to follow. Overall an interesting read, with a continuing plotline(2 more books) with christian overtones. Im not even strongly religious and found it interesting :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i enjoyed reading this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Color me as a skeptic when i first began the novel but i trudged through the beginning of the book to find an interesting plot line with some good development of the main characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Considering that the book was free, I feel I got a pretty good deal. SON OF MAN had a story line that attracted me. Once I began reading I had a hard time putting it down. I became irritated at times when certain parts were repeated (as if the author was just trying to fill up space), or with the grammatical & spelling errors that became more frequent towards the last quarter of the book. There are some important unanswered questions, but that's why there are Books Two & Three. Number One was freaky enough for me to purchase the rest of the series, so off I go - Back into the world of cloned Jesus Christ. You have to keep in mind that it's written as a fantasy & not get hung up on hows.
Travel7 More than 1 year ago
I think this book and the two that follow, are EPIC!! I am not sure if the other NEGATIVE Reveiwers are even reading it. This book PULLS you into the story. This is not a typical "ramble" story. I could not put it or the other two down, I WANTED MORE!!! You become "freinds" with all of the characters, you feel as though they family, GREAT BOOK SERIES!!! I hope there is a #FOUR out soon. I'm refering this book to everyone!!! Fantastic, C W Johnson, Thank you for them.