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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Monogamy Mystery’ - Bishop John I. Cline's 1st book

-‘The Monogamy Mystery – Natural/Unnatural’ creating a stir internationally
Bishop John I. Cline is the Virgin Islands newest author releasing his first book titled, 'The Monogamy Mystery – Natural/Unnatural’. Photo: Provided
Shortly after his book hit the markets Bishop John I. Cline become a writer that is on high demand with requests to appear on shows internationally to discuss the ‘Hot Topic’ stirred in the book ‘The Monogamy Mystery – Natural/Unnatural’. Photo: VINO
Shortly after his book hit the markets Bishop John I. Cline become a writer that is on high demand with requests to appear on shows internationally to discuss the ‘Hot Topic’ stirred in the book ‘The Monogamy Mystery – Natural/Unnatural’. Photo: VINO
While the book is set for an official launch on Tuesday October 7, 2014 at Maria’s by the Sea starting promptly at 5:00pm the high demand come as no surprise to the Virgin Islands new author with in excess of 100 being sold at recent visit to one church in the United States of America (USA) last weekend. Photo: VINO
While the book is set for an official launch on Tuesday October 7, 2014 at Maria’s by the Sea starting promptly at 5:00pm the high demand come as no surprise to the Virgin Islands new author with in excess of 100 being sold at recent visit to one church in the United States of America (USA) last weekend. Photo: VINO
The book carries fully glossed covers with illustrative artwork designed by Pamela S. Almore on the front while the back asks the question by Bishop Noel Jones, “One man, One woman – Did you ever want to know?” Photo: Provided
The book carries fully glossed covers with illustrative artwork designed by Pamela S. Almore on the front while the back asks the question by Bishop Noel Jones, “One man, One woman – Did you ever want to know?” Photo: Provided
The book was endorsed by Dr Jamal H. Bryant (left) and foreworded by Bishop Daryl S. Brister (right), published by Jasher Press & Co and is copyrighted. Photo: Provided
The book was endorsed by Dr Jamal H. Bryant (left) and foreworded by Bishop Daryl S. Brister (right), published by Jasher Press & Co and is copyrighted. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Shortly after his book hit the market he has become a writer that is on high demand with requests to appear on shows internationally to discuss the ‘Hot Topic’ stirred in the book ‘The Monogamy Mystery – Natural/Unnatural’.

The writing of the book is his first which took him a matter of few months to do the actual compilation starting in March of 2014. “I started doing some sketches from sometime around January of this year but the actually writing started in March,” Bishop John I. Cline told this news agency in an exclusive interview.

While the book is set for an official launch on Tuesday October 7, 2014 at Maria’s by the Sea starting promptly at 5:00pm the high demand comes as no surprise to the Virgin Islands new author with in excess of 100 being sold at recent visit to one church in the United States of America (USA) last weekend.

“I have already had calls to come to Trinidad to possibly be on some talk shows, [also] in Jamaica and St. Vincent before the end of this year and of course throughout the US there is a great interest in some of the major Christian networks also,” said Bishop Cline.

He told this news site that ‘The Monogamy Mystery’ reflects his personal views and opinion as a man living in a real world and in no way is an initiative of the New Life Baptist Church, its trustees, leadership, management, staff and members.

As aptly said in the endorsement by Dr Jamal H. Bryant, one upon hearing of Bishop Cline writing a book on such a hot topic of ‘monogamy’ it would only be natural for one’s first inclination to think that it would be one that presents a one-sided, idealistic perspective, or one that would have spoken of the ideology of the Christian faith supported by the laws invoked the more developed world.

It expressed words of Dr. Bryant, “In this revolutionary book, Cline gleans for a wealth of knowledge and personal life experience that unveil a clear panoramic view on the topic.”  He further said that it covers from dissenting issues surrounding the institution of marriage, infidelity, and the ever-popular debate over monogamy as a natural occurrence.

“Readers might want to strap on their seat belts in preparation for digesting Bishop Cline’s position on this heavily debated subject,” added Dr. Bryant.

This was the very expression also of the local author who said that his writing was inspired though his own experiences, those he gathered as a counselor, those that came about from his being a bishop all alike.

“It’s a book I think that was birth out of experience and concern from a pastoral and also from a natural man’s stand point and to a lesser degree a woman’s stand point because I think I have seen all sides of this particular subject on Monogamy. I have known men to be unfaithful, I have known women to be unfaithful,” said Bishop Cline.

In noting the various angles the book was inspired especially the natural and spiritual sides and from personal experiences he said, “There is a man in the Bishop and he lives and he comes out, there is very much a man in there. I don’t shy from that. I think people who try to do it are being false and I have lived long enough not to do that,” he added.

He said what the church and societies are known to have done is to lean more to talking about it as opposed to exploring deeply why it has happened. “What I attempted to do in this book is to un-birth the WHY, why we are not able to achieve monogamy as we so desire?”

The Monogamy Mystery raises the question whether it is natural or un-natural according to Bishop Cline. “And it is around that premise the discussion is raised,” he said.

The VI’s newest author said that among the reasons he thought of addressing this issue in a book is because one of the things that affects our lives as humans is our interpersonal relationships especially those with our significant other. “I don’t know of anything that I have seen to have cost people more distress than this particular thing when relationships go bad and most time relations go bad they go bad around infidelity,” he said while alluding to other contributing factors such as money.

Bishop Cline said that he feels the book is very ‘down to earth’ with a very realistic straight talk/plain talk kind. “I wasn’t trying to give some kind of pie in the sky read but it’s a read for Christians and non-Christians alike because if you’re are a Christian or not this affects you. It’s not just from a Christian stand point it’s from a human standpoint.”

The book is 187 pages long with 11 chapters covering headline ranging from –is biology to be blamed, in the beginning it was not so, infidelity in society to keeping the wrongdoer forgive the wrong and a word to the young.

It carries fully glossed covers with illustrative artwork designed by Pamela S. Almore on the front while the back asks the question by Bishop Noel Jones, “One man, One woman – Did you ever want to know?”

It is endorsed by Dr. Bryant and foreworded by Bishop Daryl S. Brister, published by Jasher Press & Co and is copyrighted.

The launch is opened to the general public and persons who wish to grab their copy can do so by directly contacting Bishop Cline or can order via Amazon online.

65 Responses to “EXCLUSIVE: ‘Monogamy Mystery’ - Bishop John I. Cline's 1st book”

  • xxxxxxxx (02/10/2014, 08:37) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    well saw look ting to talk!
  • ATING (02/10/2014, 08:54) Like (33) Dislike (5) Reply
    Well, when a lot of women flocking round pastors, they sure would find something Biblical to say like "Solomon had 1000 wives and concubines and he has a book in the Holy Bible, so it can't be so bad here if a pastor of today has three and four." Is it natural to stay all your life with one partner? All this will cause the Churches to review if some of these principles set out in the Bible, written by men like us, are to be carved in stones and unchangeable. Even the laws we have today have amendments. The Muslim in some parts may have as many wives as he can support and they are still going to Paradise to be with Allah? Aren't there many stories of "good-men" in the Bible who had more than one wife and was still serving the true and living God. There are going to be many changes to church doctrine, because many of the rules are 'unnatural' 'unrealistic' and 'unattainable.' Remember some religions did not wear jewelry, make up and pants? What a Ting to tell the King with all this 'religiousity' that was stolen from the people of the Nile and now totally distorted.
    • cat food (02/10/2014, 21:27) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      I am dishearten to read your comment............ If it is time to amend the Bible, who do you suggest should make the amendments? Some of us need to think before we write......
    • @ ATING (02/10/2014, 23:13) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Perhaps something along the lines of "You can't have it both ways" may be more fitting.

      - just sayin'

      • @@@@@@ (06/10/2014, 21:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Great suggestion. Keep going - 'til he packs his little game in and moves on!

  • Yes (02/10/2014, 09:02) Like (32) Dislike (5) Reply

    Is he trying to justify having two w....?

    • Tim (02/10/2014, 17:18) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      LOL it seems like the pastor is talking from his own experiences. It is always best to tell the truth. Good luck however with the book but I hope it will not be misleading especially to younger generation
  • War stop (02/10/2014, 09:28) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    I just heard him on zrod the man aint playing mehson he say it like it is
  • qc (02/10/2014, 09:42) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    oh my good this book is unbelieveable from a man of god
  • billyb (02/10/2014, 10:00) Like (49) Dislike (7) Reply
    Das what you call a true businessman (money man). How ironic...just in time for "Power Plus". See power money Lawwwwd!!!!!! The gospel is not about sharing the word of God anymore; it's an opportunity to make MUNNAYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!! Boy we going good as a society

    Watch it yuh see...I bet any money, hundreds au dem books gun be spread out on da table outside each night for sale. Ah willingfully going jus fu da

    Doggon damn shame....
    • $$$$$$$$$$$$ (03/10/2014, 08:08) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
      You soon gonna have a VI version to the hit LA show: ' Preachers of Virgin Islands!" Controversial, pockets deep, live outlandish in the name of the Lord and have the backing of their sheep who would die for their pastor.
  • Wha? (02/10/2014, 10:09) Like (42) Dislike (4) Reply
    Monogamy is like a game of chess. A favorite move is 'Bishop to black Queen.'
  • bvi girl - (02/10/2014, 10:16) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    John your church people will kill you for this book deman
  • ccc (02/10/2014, 11:20) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Need s copy of book
  • slimshady (02/10/2014, 12:17) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
    Well mi boy..we are really in the last DAYS!!!
  • Tek 9 (02/10/2014, 13:52) Like (25) Dislike (4) Reply
    Hypocrisy from the pulpit and now the Amerikkkan 'profits' see the gullible sheep in that particular church as easy pickin's! I wouldn't give this questionable (imo) charlatans' book even a potty break perusal. Does he put things into perspective and relative experience of his own personal relationship(s)? Dude these future generations see right through your robes of deception!
  • gone with the win (02/10/2014, 13:58) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    So he now preaching monogamy?????
  • judge (02/10/2014, 14:11) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
    People have the world to say about others. Only God can judge! I hope you all are perfect because some of you have the dirtiest things to say. "Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at him."
  • Guest (02/10/2014, 15:14) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
    All you will hear his congregation defending saying "Not my pastor...ayo better keep off he". Blind leading the blind.
  • Desperation (02/10/2014, 15:30) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    tis ah much to do about nothing so some ayo need to stop ranting and raving and chatting cocka-may-may
  • Concerned (02/10/2014, 15:40) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Jeez um bread what is this about now Bishop??? snoozing
  • Read the Book!! (02/10/2014, 16:23) Like (11) Dislike (11) Reply
    It's sad that you can tell that some of the bloggers have not even read the book and yet are passing judgement. Just an opportunity to express hate. How sad!!!
  • parole buddy (02/10/2014, 17:04) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
    I hope they don't force this on the schools. Every NDP supporters are writing books and the education dept is buying them up to put in the schools. This filth better don't end up there.
  • fish (02/10/2014, 18:28) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    I love this guy he got balls
  • one eye (02/10/2014, 18:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    When he done he will be a millionare again
  • Yes (02/10/2014, 19:12) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Of all the people to speaking on this subject, he is not the best.
  • wize up (02/10/2014, 19:57) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    yea; john cline; you run things
  • Kermit (02/10/2014, 20:02) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    ☕️
  • Village Girl (02/10/2014, 23:05) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    They are running their businesses both he and his church
  • Peaches (02/10/2014, 23:22) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    The Church is not meant to be a social welfare scheme
  • yes we can (03/10/2014, 06:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You thinking outside the box on this one bishop
  • fedup (03/10/2014, 09:59) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    All I have to say is the BIBLE talked about these things and they are sure coming to past.
  • Marron (03/10/2014, 10:24) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Pastor Stuart
  • bvi (03/10/2014, 10:48) Like (0) Dislike (17) Reply
    To all the negative commenters. You all are a bunch of angry, jealous, bitter people. Just sad. very sad
  • talk dat (03/10/2014, 13:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    So john wrote a book hope there is no gost writers
  • +++ (03/10/2014, 14:30) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is he looking to justify behavior? Then let's not have the church shun people who don't live up to its standards.
  • bbc (03/10/2014, 18:06) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Because BVIslanders don't read enough they accept everything that they hear
  • Compassion (04/10/2014, 10:12) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    The book is thought provoking! Persons should indeed read it thoroughly and not listen to hear say. Often, we go off of what others say and run with it, just for the sake of gossip. Don't just read the topics, or just a few lines through the book and leave the rest. Read "throughly" ...... including his conclusion; then come with your opinions......not your judgements.
    • vcs (03/05/2015, 17:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      He came to the conclusion, that with God, it is possible. I listened to him TV. Get the facts before you judge.
  • Boo (04/10/2014, 11:14) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ha ha. Really? do what I say not what I do.
    How some people continue to make money by pulling wool. smdh
    • Fat Head (05/10/2014, 18:57) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Many ppl here do not like the truth and cannot deal with the truth. Sometimes i have to wonder if lying is embedded in our culture!
  • $$$$$$$ (05/10/2014, 00:50) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's a business he is a great business man end of story!
  • long look me come from (06/10/2014, 07:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    That is a very professional photo of you Mr. Cline…I like that top
  • cash money (06/10/2014, 10:19) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Back off the bishop an let the $$$$$$ flow for his best seller
  • 360 (06/10/2014, 20:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    News is usually accompanied by an advertisement. Ask any local business what happens these days when they try to issue a "press release
  • Joc (06/10/2014, 20:59) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    As a genuine conservative with God-fearing values, I resent being lumped with this chappie. In fact, I would say that he tries so hard to be uber-conservative, he must be a closet liberal. This man and (apparently) his publication are nothing more than a psy-op. They will probably be bought out by the church and church friends overseas
  • voter (07/10/2014, 07:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Monogamy is a mystery to him!


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