The Man Who Never Was (Paperback)


David shares a close bond with his eight-year-old son, Chris, but their family is destroyed when David dies.

In the afterlife, he is given an opportunity. He is told that he may be granted three viewings by which to look in on his son. The terms are strict: he cannot help his boy. He cannot reach him, or teach him, or in any way change the course of his life. David agrees, and on three separate occasions observes his son’s unfolding story.

The first viewing takes place one year after his own death. The second shows him his son at the age of nineteen. David’s final viewing shows him the final days of Chris’s life.

What David sees will not leave him. He has a simple but impassioned request: ‘Let me take his place’.


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David shares a close bond with his eight-year-old son, Chris, but their family is destroyed when David dies.

In the afterlife, he is given an opportunity. He is told that he may be granted three viewings by which to look in on his son. The terms are strict: he cannot help his boy. He cannot reach him, or teach him, or in any way change the course of his life. David agrees, and on three separate occasions observes his son’s unfolding story.

The first viewing takes place one year after his own death. The second shows him his son at the age of nineteen. David’s final viewing shows him the final days of Chris’s life.

What David sees will not leave him. He has a simple but impassioned request: ‘Let me take his place’.

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IMHO - as a born-again Christian in the charismatic-Pentecostal mode - this book is a poorly conceived, poorly constructed and poorly written no-brainer Christian science fiction. The book essentially revolves around the main character's disillusionment - while he is in heaven - with his son having become evil after his (the main character's) death and his consequent request to an angelic council that his existence be wiped from history, because then his son would retroactively not come into being. Distraught angels try their level best to convince him of the stupidity of his decision to be wiped from history, but he absolutely and resolutely stick to his decision. So, eventually he is "wiped" from history and consequently his name is struck from the Book of Life. There is no, "Let me take his place"(as stated in the description of the book)aspect in this book. Neither Jesus nor God, the Father, ever features while he is in heaven. The main character presents as a spiritually extremely immature and intellectually very foolhardy person, whom even angels, trying their level best, cannot make to "see" common sense. I will be ashamed to lend this book to anyone, because of it being a no-brainer of a book and thus indirectly an insult to my good judgment and the harm it might cause the borrower's intelligence.

Product Details

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Imprint

Umuzi

Country of origin

South Africa

Series

Trailblazer

Release date

2022

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Dimensions

225 x 146 x 18mm (L x W x T)

Format

Paperback

ISBN-13

978-1-4859-0485-4

Barcode

9781485904854

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1-4859-0485-4



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