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The Son of Man [Kindle Edition]

Charles W. Johnson
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A note to my Christian brothers and sisters:
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At the beginning of my Christian walk… many, many years ago… I was enthralled with biblical prophecy. I read Hal Lindsey's 'The Late Great Planet Earth' a hundred times. One thing that struck me, even back then…how could this happen? The Antichrist character is one of the most studied characters in the Bible. We are told in very graphic detail how this man will bring the world to its very knees…so with everyone diligently watching out for him, how could he possibly pull it off?
This series is my humble attempt at a possible answer to that question.
The Son of Man series is the story of the End of the Age as told through the eyes of both a secular world and a sleeping, unprepared religious community. It is sometimes gritty with MILD profanity and outrageous behavior. While true followers of Christ (some not so flawless) are represented in all four books they are not dominant characters in the story…that is, until the end. For that reason I have specifically refrained from labeling this series as 'Christian Fiction' until the last book in the series was released.
As with any fictional story dealing with the second coming of Christ, I have expounded upon and speculated on Biblical prophecy. Rest assured, I have made every attempt to mold my story around the Prophetic Word rather than the other way around.
I can tell you this: if you are a Christian, and you believe Christ could return in a test tube, you really need to catch up on your prophetic studies. This is only one aspect of the story that may not, and should not, fit your prophetic mold, but I ask you to consider: What if you're being lied to? What if you're being manipulated in an effort to throw you off track…

"For there shall arise false Christ’s, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect"....Matthew 24:24




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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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About 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 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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  • Language: English
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62 of 66 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Story but read at your own risk! 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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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Was expecting something different July 7, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible, engrossing, a great read! July 25, 2011
By CAH
Format:Kindle Edition
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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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor editing, poorly written October 6, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interestingly Different December 3, 2011
By Suzanne
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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5.0 out of 5 stars The son of man
Just finished reading the first part of this book. It was amazing and I cannot wait to finish the series. Very well written. Read more
Published 10 days ago by arlene michelle driggs
3.0 out of 5 stars I just don't think so.
While I mostly enjoyed the book, it was definitely "out there". It really doesn't have much to do with actual bible prophesy, so don't read it if this is what you are... Read more
Published 19 days ago by Kathy in Okeechobee
4.0 out of 5 stars It was interesting; I found myself wondering what was ...
It was interesting; I found myself wondering what was going to happen next. I plan on buying the rest of the series.
Published 25 days ago by Jez
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, but...
There's quite a bit of unnecessary info, and although I try to avoid doing so, had to skip quite a few pages throughout. They were really, REALLY boring. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jodi BE
4.0 out of 5 stars More like 4 plus stars.
It is often difficult for a writer to take a concept that is gaining societal approval (cloning) and add so many twists and turns to a story premised on the concept that the reader... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sara's Thoughts
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed the suspense
I liked the pace of the story. Kept my attention until the end. I would recommend this for any open minded individual who likes a good story.
Published 2 months ago by LMCsunset
3.0 out of 5 stars A very interesting book to read
I would like to recommend this book to anyone who has a open mind. This is a good idea of the second coming of the Lord. This book will need to be read with a open mind
Published 3 months ago by Cecil Sager
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
I liked the concept and the writing was very good. Only issue I had with it was the invocation of supernatural powers when plot needed a way out. Read more
Published 4 months ago by E. Murphy
5.0 out of 5 stars The Truth, the Way and the Slight
Mankind shall forever continually seek to extend human life in an attempt to arrest death. The concept of cloning, gene splicing, and genetic mapping is real and will someday lead... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Steven Rocky Griffith
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice work
Good read. Liked the pace.Felt a genuine interest in the characters. Looking forward to reading the rest of this series.
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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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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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