Author: Duncan Whitehead

Category: Literary Fiction

Regular price: $3.99

Deal price: $0.99

Deal starts: February 24, 2016

Deal ends: February 26, 2016


The year is 1999 and the millennium is fast approaching. Baseball fan and thirty-two-year-old bachelor and architect, Seth Miller, is content with his life, as long as the Yankees win and his mother stays away from his Greenwich Village apartment. Seth's life though. is turned upside down when he is informed by his overbearing and overprotective mother that he is God's youngest son, and by default the second coming of Christ.Initially convinced that his parents are crazy, his thoughts of their committal to a suitable care facility are superseded when he receives an unsolicited telephone call from God himself. With Armageddon fast approaching, and due to some poor editing and proofreading of the Bible, Seth must assume the role of Christ and fight God's corner in the 'Final Conflict' between good and evil. Despite his initial reluctance and attempts to shirk his new responsibilities, God is insistent, and Seth is cajoled into undertaking the role of Messiah.

With his best friend, and chief follower Bob Nancy, Seth embarks on a calamitous sequence of miracle doing and disciple gathering, all of which fail to inspire the legions of followers expected by God, but leads to a bout of food poisoning for a troop of visiting boy scouts and a suspected attempt on the life of the Mayor.

God, a somewhat nonchalant character, is far more preoccupied with the lack of IT and administrative support he is receiving in heaven, than actual events on Earth; and is already planning to move on to other planets that he and Lucifer are in the process of developing for 'future projects'.

Enter Maggie De Lynne, as Seth's second disciple and love interest, who adds her own perspective to Seth's predicament; which is only compounded when a just as unsuitable anti-Christ, suffering from IBS and with a penchant for dressing up as cartoon characters, visits his apartment.

Throw a 'gangsta' rapping Guardian Angel and Walter, the talking cat - who used to be quiet as a mouse - into the mix, and the scene is set for a hilarious tale of one man's reluctance to save the world and join the family business.

From the Author

The Reluctant Jesus is a satirical comedy. It wasn't written to offend or belittle anyone's beliefs. It is what it is - A wild and romping laugh out loud comedy, filled with zany characters. The book is a Dark Comedy, designed for readers who enjoy comedy books and witty humor. If you enjoy reading about quirky characters and quirky fiction - then this is all intense and purposes a quirky book!

It isn't meant to be taken seriously - it is simply comedy. I promise you that this book will make you laugh, and if not at least smile.

Of course, if you want to, feel free to just buy the book, and encourage your friends to buy it also, so you can all build a bonfire and burn it. If you purchase, say 1,000 copies between you all, that would produce a pretty good bonfire. Obviously though, if you read the ebook then burning your reading device may not be as effective. However, if you do decide to burn whatever you read on, after reading this book (or just because you don't like the photo of Seth trailing a cross around) then I respectively request you send me a photo of yourself and your smoldering device so I can tweet it - to encourage more people to do the same.

What Others Say About This Book

Terrible - I hate the way I am portrayed. I much prefer the 'other' book. Where I am more humble - Jesus
Brilliant! I haven't laughed so much since The Plague - Satan
There will be NO place for Whitehead in Heaven, I promise you. For a start, why do I have to have an English accent? - God
Better than SEX (apparently)! - The Virgin Mary
I encourage all Christians, Jews and Yankees Fans to purchase this book