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Product Details

  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing; 1st edition (November 4, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1419671502
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419671500
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,660,525 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Rarely does a book come along that requires the reader to truly reach down into the depths of their very soul to think and answer questions about their own personal beliefs and thoughts. The Second Virgin Birth is such a book. It explores new ideas and concepts that could affect us all, and would affect us all, if events in the book ever come to pass. This book is a must read, a must discuss, and a must argue over. Prepare yourself to lose old friends and gain new ones.

From the Author

As the author of the book "The Second Virgin Birth," I thought you might be interested in why I wrote the book in the first place. I truly believe that each one of us has inside our very souls, something that we need to accomplish before we pass from this world to the next. Mine was to write a book. One that was not just entertaining but inspired thought among its readers. One that could cause heated debates among friends about its not so simple and clear-cut meanings. I feel that I have accomplished my goal with a book written on a subject that could touch us all and with characters that are so lifelike that they could become your true friends or your worse enemies.

My idea for this book began after a personal tragedy in my life. I began to wonder what if we could truly bring a loved one back. Do we have the technology to cause them to be able to walk among us again? But I did not stop there, if we could bring back a loved one; why not bring back the most unimaginable loved one of all. After reading this book, it is my wish that you question all the possibilities and let your imagination ascend to a new elevation while contemplating our future. To question is the first step in understanding.


More About the Author

As the author of the book "The Second Virgin Birth," I thought you might be interested in why I wrote the book in the first place. I truly believe that each one of us has inside our very souls, something that we need to accomplish before we pass from this world to the next. Mine was to write a book. One that was not just entertaining but inspired thought among its readers. One that could cause heated debates among friends about its not so simple and clear-cut meanings. I feel that I have accomplished my goal with a book written on a subject that could touch us all and with characters that are so lifelike that they could become your true friends or your worst enemies.

My idea for this book began after a personal tragedy in my life. I began to wonder what if we could truly bring a loved one back. Do we have the technology to cause them to be able to walk among us again? But I did not stop there, if we could bring back a loved one; why not bring back the most unimaginable loved one of all. After reading this book, it is my wish that you question all the possibilities and let your imagination ascend to a new elevation while contemplating our future. To question is the first step in understanding.

About the Author
Tommy Taylor was born in Fort Worth Texas and is a Librarian at a high school in Fort Worth. It was the loss of his young daughter that inspired this book. His wife, Barbara, is also a teacher.

Customer Reviews

The character development and the description is amazing.
Just a Reader
The Second Virgin Birth is chock full of action and wonder, and it will make you question what you actually believe about cloning and organized religion.
DJ Weaver
I found this book to be a fast, entertaining read with enough mystery to keep me turning the pages to see what was going to happen next.
James L. Erjavec

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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Jym Cherry on September 20, 2009
Format: Paperback
Ideas are the foundation for any writer. An average idea executed well can get national attention and make the author a critical and commercial success, such as Dan Brown`s The DaVinci Code. Conversely, a great idea that is poorly executed may lay unread. Unfortunately, I have to put The Second Virgin by Tommy Taylor in the latter group.

When people talk about cloning they usually discuss it in the context of bringing back some historical personage, Elvis, Caesar, Hitler (for some strange reason) or Jesus. This is exactly the premise of The Second Virgin Birth. Dr. James Burk is a scientist working for Pope John Paul III in trying to isolate DNA of Jesus from the Shroud of Turin. Burk does indeed find DNA on the shroud that he is able to identify as being 2000 years old, and from a 25-35 male who was crucified. Convinced, the Pope will have him killed after Burk turns over the DNA. Burk steals it, heads to England and meets up with Dr. Clark Sullivan, a bioengineer who can clone the DNA. Together they meet and convince Brazilian industrialist Alberto Alvarez to invest in the project to clone Jesus from the DNA they've stolen from the Pope. Alvarez sets them up in a state of the art of lab. After finding a young girl, Mary, who God has told she'll be the mother of his son, they clone and impregnate her. They set-up the Church of The New Living God and start receiving pilgrims and donations from around the world which makes them richer than their wildest dreams. While they're doing this the Pope has mercenaries track them down, and launches raid after raid, to have Mary killed. All fail until he hires a genocidal general from a third world African nation, who launches an all out assault against Alvarez's compound that protects Mary.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rai Aren on November 23, 2008
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The Second Virgin Birth is a unique and compelling read that takes on one of the most fascinating concepts I have come across in my reads - the cloning of Jesus Christ. It's an incredible premise, and the story is very engaging as a result. This book is a well-conceived exploration of faith, power, corruption, and how one decision can lead us down paths we cannot always predict let alone control. The book shows how some people can demonstrate steadfastness in the face of danger and incredible temptation, while others crumble via unfettered greed and the lust for power and domination. The Second Virgin Birth takes on a plausible premise yet has a parable-like quality to it. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it kept me turning pages quickly as I was so eager to find out where the story was going.

Rai Aren
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Thankful Reader on November 22, 2007
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I was told to read The Second Virgin Birth to read by a friend who said it was good. Before reading it I thought that it was most likely another Da Vinci Code. Boy was I wrong, it is so much better. The characters and events are so believable that one wonders when this is actually going to take place. The chapters are short and that was a problem for me. I wanted to stop reading the book and begin it again tomorrow, but as I would finish a chapter, I would look ahead and think, well it's only 7 more pages and I would read that, try to put it down and do the same thing over and over. In other words, I wanted to find out what happened next more than I wanted to go to sleep. It was a fast and entertaining read that held my attention the whole time. The fact that Mr. Taylor made his major character, Mary, a sweet little girl, go insane at the age of six, completely caught me off guard and I had to adjust all of my preconceptions of how I thought this character would play out. The book was one, "I did not see that coming," after another. In most reviews I say that I don't want to tell the reader too much and spoil the ending, however in this book, I can't tell you too much because story has several very original new thoughts running throughout the book and I don't want to give any of them away. For once, I felt that I truly got my money's worth.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By James L. Erjavec on November 15, 2007
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As both a writer and reader of fiction, I realize how difficult it is to come up with an interesting story, and more so, something that is new and innovative. I believe Tommy Taylor has done just that though - "The Second Virgin Birth" is a unique fusion of a very old theme with that of our modern way of life, including the technologies we live with and depend on for our existence, as well as the choices genetic technology now permits us to make, in fact sometimes forces us to make. Not only that, Taylor looks at religion from the thought-provoking perspective of "What if the Savior was actually born today?" How would people react - the faithful and faithless, how would the leaders of the mighty religions deal with Him, how might His birth change the path the world has taken? Ultimately, Taylor poses the question: How would that affect the meaning of faith itself? The basis of this story is the discovery of the DNA of Jesus Christ - and the questions it poses to a science that is capable of bringing "Him" back to life. Why? For riches? For power? For prestige? For ultimate control? For the beginning of a new age? But things just aren't as straightforward as that, and that's what I really like about Taylor's development of his story. Enter into the plot a girl, Mary, who has been "chosen" to be the Mother of God's Son by perhaps more than just chance. How do her motives and thoughts come into conflict with those of the scientists and power brokers who are determined to bring the Son of God back to life at any cost? As it goes, many people adore Mary, but others despise her for what she is doing and what she represents. For me, this aspect of the story provided a tantalizing glimpse at the foundations of religion itself.Read more ›
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