The Son of Man [NOOK Book]

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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…...

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Overview

Excerpt 1...

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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“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.”
The bride glanced at the groom and back at the priest. “They covered that when I was being interviewed, 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... or 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—six and a half 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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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000796733
  • Publisher: CW Johnson
  • Publication date: 2/8/2009
  • Series: Son of Man , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 53,817
  • File size: 364 KB

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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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    An utterly flawed notion

    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.

    12 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2011

    Highly Recommend! You mudt check this out!

    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!

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2011

    just another serial hook

    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.

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 4, 2011

    So excited to see this book for my Nook!

    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.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 22, 2011

    Could not put it down

    I stayed up many nights past my bed time to continue reading this. I enjoyed it that much!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2011

    A truly awful book

    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.

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2011

    Not your typical romantic novel.

    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!!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2011

    EPIC Story MUST READ

    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.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 10, 2011

    Like it

    Good book!!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2011

    great story

    What a great book! was pleasantly surprised and am now looking for the next 2 in the series

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 11, 2010

    Entertaining Read

    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!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2010

    The Son of Man

    great read!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 19, 2011

    Ok but not ammazing

    Original idea. Decent writing. But characters were not realistic

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2011

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    EXCELLECT NOVEL

    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!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    Interesting

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2012

    INTERESTING CONCEPT

    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.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 5, 2012

    So very amateur

    I read reviews and I was a bit skeptic. So I promised myself to read at least 100 pages from over 900 that my nook says it has.

    50 pages and nothings going on, terrible writing, not interesting characters. 70 pages and the same, characters are acting irrational. This book, I believe, is trying to get something from success of different church conspiracy books, but it's just wrong.

    75 pages - i am giving up.

    I do not recommend to read this book.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2012

    Awesome!

    Read all 900plus pages in a day! It was breathtaking! Definately getting the next two.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    Nice read!

    Not into religious books but this is more science than religion. Glad i tried it because it was exciting and fast moving. The storyline was very entertaining! Loved the characters and though the writing was great. Could not put it down!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    Son of man 1

    Wasnt sure at first, but it was a very good book, so good i bought the next2 books in the saga, out standi.ng

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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