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A Requiem for Love (Symphony Trilogy #1)

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The first volume of his new Symphony trilogy retells the Genesis story. Miller's poetic pen plays off the images of light and darkness evoking a poignant picture of the love of power and the power of love. Original drawings and distinctive page styling make the book itself a work of art from cover to cover. (Word)
Hardcover, 152 pages
Published May 1st 1989 by W Publishing Group (first published April 1989)
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Jessiqua Wittman
Jun 23, 2012 Jessiqua Wittman rated it it was amazing
This is one of my most treasured books on my bookshelf. I have read it numerous times and its beauty just doesn't wear out. Several lines of its poetry are seared in my memory because they were just that profound and meaningful to the stage of life I was in. It's sad that we don't see this book around much anymore. The story is truly beautiful and the quiet lesson on faithfulness contained within is timeless. I quoted several lines of Calvin Miller's wisdom in my own book, and have many more in ...more
Meredith Burton
Jan 11, 2010 Meredith Burton rated it it was amazing
I have recently discovered this magnificent author. Calvin Miller is a master at weaving biblical truths into compelling allegorical narratives. His use of poetry is astounding. This book is a prequel to his classic, "The Singer Trilogy."
"A Requiem for Love" relates the Fall of Man into sin, (found in Genesis Chapters 2-3), and delves into the relationship between Regious, (Adam), Regina, (Eve), Father or Earth-Maker, and Slythe, (Satan or the Serpent). Miller does not shy away from the often er
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Matt Adams
Jan 27, 2014 Matt Adams rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian, fantasy
Too often, the depth of a classic story tends to wear off in time. Eventually it's very mention brings thoughts like "Oh, I know how this story goes, I've heard it countless times." and you just kind of dismiss the importance of it. For me, Calvin Miller's books have a way of reminding you.

This book is about the story of Regis and Regina (essentially Adam and Eve) and how they fell to temptation. Honestly....Romeo and Juliet have NOTHING on this. THIS is a tragic love story.

This couple had real
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dthaase
Jul 01, 2008 dthaase rated it it was amazing
A very quick and engaging read recapturing the danger of hate and the emergence of sin. Miller retells the story of the garden of Eden using poetry, metaphor and a newly imagined cast of characters.

From the inside flap of the dust jacket:
"A story of fallen love, of impossible dreams and ancient longings, of frustrated ambition and a love so strong that it endures forever. The terse, often startling narrative of this book continues in the tradition of Miller's perennially popular "Singer" trilogy
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Ira Livingston
Apr 01, 2016 Ira Livingston rated it really liked it
Not as good as "The Singer" another of his book, but uses the same poetry format to tell the story of God, Adam, Eve, Satan and the Garden of Eden.

Still very good, just didn't surprise me like the Singer did which I recommend to everyone.
Sam Lonberg
May 29, 2012 Sam Lonberg rated it liked it
Not as good as the Singer Trilogy, but still solid over-all.
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Calvin Miller has written over 40 books of popular theology and inspiration. A former pastor, he is professor of preaching and pastoral ministry at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. He and his wife, Joyce, have two grown children.
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Other Books in the Series

Symphony Trilogy (3 books)
  • A Symphony in Sand (Symphony Trilogy, #2)
  • An Overture of Light (Symphony Trilogy, #3)

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