The Son of Man

The Son of Man

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by C. W. Johnson
     
 

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The room fell silent. Jim looked at the men sitting around the table. “You people can’t be serious,” he said softly. “Even though such a thing could be done your premise is utterly flawed. A clone of Jesus won’t make him Jesus. He’d be a twin—“
“No,” Bishop Hickie interrupted.

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The room fell silent. Jim looked at the men sitting around the table. “You people can’t be serious,” he said softly. “Even though such a thing could be done your premise is utterly flawed. A clone of Jesus won’t make him Jesus. He’d be a twin—“
“No,” Bishop Hickie interrupted. “You don’t understand. He would be another son of God.”
Jim closed his eyes and shook his head. “Look… all due respect to… everyone—but cloning human beings is a major negative. You should know that. It’s illegal now, and for damn good reason. Each animal cloned today represents hundreds of failures. Most clones are stillborn. The ones that live are likely to have horrendous mutations, many of which manifest later in life, usually killing the animal prematurely. What are we gonna do with the mutated baby Jesus’— throw them away? And what happens if we are successful, and we get a perfectly healthy baby? What then? What kind of life can he have? For the love of God … people won’t understand. People will think he’s Jesus!”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000796733
Publisher:
CW Johnson
Publication date:
02/08/2009
Series:
Son of Man , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
88,090
File size:
373 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

In the year 1997 I was a traveling musician. 1997 was the year my travels took me to an ancient town in Germany called Rothenberg… more specifically, the Cathedral of the Holy Blood Altar. It was there I witnessed with my own eyes a very interesting relic; a capsule said to contain three drops of Christ’s blood. This immediately piqued my imagination. What would happen if they actually found DNA within the capsule and cross-matched it with tissue found on the Shroud of Turin? What if it matched? This little flight of fantasy was the beginning of a journey that took me through dozens of false starts, years of writing and eventually through the never-ending editing process. The tale that emerged was as much a surprise to me as to anyone. It was very much like a story breaking free and escaping from my computer. I sincerely hope that you will find my novel entertaining and that you will continue the journey on through the next three books in the series. CW Johnson

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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 standi.ng
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.