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The Son of Man (The Son of Man series Book 1) Kindle Edition

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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 you will find my novel entertaining and that you will continue the journey on through the next two books in the series. CW Johnson

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  • File Size: 1184 KB
  • Print Length: 459 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 146359352X
  • Publication Date: December 29, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002YQ2JEI
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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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64 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Collin J. Earl on January 20, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
I'm really not into Relgious Mythology like this one, but I needed something to listen to while on my way to Alamosa County and so this won out.

I give this book 3 and 1/2 starts.

The story isn't exactly as it seems before you start reading. It focuses on the second coming of Christ, but that second coming is going to be accomplished through use of science and technology (i.e. Cloning) instead of miraculous conception. The parallell to the story of christ's first coming is uncanny including John the Baptist (Brother Michael in Modern Day), disciples of christ and plenty of miracles. This all perpetrated by a group of religious separatists known as the "Vinces" They set out to clone the son of god and oh my goodness they succeed.

Pros. C.W Johnson is a brilliant writer in his use of structure and verbiage. The arc of the story proceeds well and the plot is articulated and clear. The characters with the exception of one in particular are good, you like some, you hate others and some you are totally indifferent to. It appears this is done by design and so I count this as good writing.

Cons: Maria is a terrible character. She is so hard to understand and connect with I find myself wishing she wasn't around at all. This may have been done purposefully as you're not supposed to be in love with every character in every book. But for me this character ruined much of the story. I also think that the pacing could have been better. The Son of Man is a BIG book. Its long and at times drawn out. My final con is this book is not for the kiddos. This is very much an adult book right down to a priest thats in to child pornography and under age sex with little boys. (Which to be honest I thought was a silly addition to the storyline.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Todd J. Grim on July 7, 2011
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I am a Christian, and I stumbled upon this book, and thought it would be another story, with a flaccid story line, and vanilla characters, like some of the others I have read that base their story on the Bible,Revelations and the end of time. 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. I just got The Son of Man Two, Elders of Zion, and can't wait until it gets here. Had I known it would be this good I would have bought the whole series at once so I wouldn't have to wait.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 25, 2011
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The story starts off a bit slow, but really pulls you in. I guarantee that you will laugh, cry and be riveted to this book...it's that good! (And I'm usually picky about my books). The story is complex, but still easy to follow. The characters fascinating and some downright mysterious. This book deserves 6 stars out of 5! I'm now halfway through the third in the series and am saddened that I will soon be nearing the end...
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne on December 3, 2011
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For the most part this was an acceptable book. I'm into the "end of the world" so I was entralled with the asteroid and how the citizens and world reacted. There were many parts I could have done without - the intricate details of the spacecraft for instance. I didn't really care about that. Its a spacecraft. I found several examples of this type of detailing yet leaving out other details that should have been included.

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Like another reviewer I didn't like Maria. Father Jenkins once stated "she is conniving" but didn't elaborate nor did it ever reveal what he meant by that. I agreed and kept waiting for anything, something. Couldn't stand her. Also, was Todd an idiot? He would have to be, I didn't buy the unconditional love and sexless marriage, maybe if they had been married for 10 years, but as newlyweds, no way. I didn't like Jesus/Brother Michael - very creepy dude. Very, very creepy. And his sidekicks and their women, very weird. Who were these morons? Couldn't he have found other disciples? I kept waiting for them to be locked up and put into the psychiatric hospital Maria was in. Who was he representing? Who was the "father"? I'm guessing it was Satan? Would God really be ok with drug dealing? Torture? Mind Control? Laundering money? Scamming the citizens for their land? etc. I do not know, I'm not religious, but in my mind - NO, at least not any God that I know of. I liked Blaze/Father Jenkins until it was revealed he was a pedophile. What the heck was that all about? What happened to Jim Donohue? He just dropped off the page never to return. Why was Dr. Perez stalked and murdered? Never cleared that one up either. What about the "other girl" who died in childbirth, how weird was throwing that paragraph in?
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By CW Canadian on October 6, 2011
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This is one of the worst books I've read in a long time. The characters are highly unbelievable, and the stereotypes abound. The priest is gay, a pederast, and doesn't believe in God. The Mary character is a virgin only because she's nuts. All of the characters are shallow and predictable.

This editor and proofreaders should be strung up. We have extremely poor punctuation throughout, frequent and completely illogical use of ellipses (...), and blatant misspellings and use of homynyms.

"But the police...how...what charges?"

"Uhh...it's just that...I read alot...I guess."

When the young man needs advice we read, "Father Jim, I need your council."

Regarding people held in a jail cell we see, "Avoiding someone in the same cubical was almost impossible."

Gave up halfway through; couldn't stand any more, and hated all of the characters with the exception of the unborn baby, who was inoffensive up to that point.
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Wow! I'm exhausted ~ What a book! I can't wait to get into to the second book in the series! Mr. Johnson had me from the first chapter and I couldn't put it down. It seemed with every page turn I was saying "WHAT!" and being knocked totally off balance with all the interesting turns... Read More
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