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The Finale (Singer Trilogy #3)

4.07  ·  Rating Details ·  226 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Paperback, 174 pages
Published June 1st 1979 by IVP Books
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Mar 07, 2015 Jessica rated it it was amazing
This whole series by Calvin Miller is amazing. All three sucked me in and I couldn't put them down for long. I must say though, The Singer was my favorite out of the three. The Finale was an interesting retelling of the events in Revelation. The Singer and The Song were a great build up to the epic battle of The Finale in which the Singer puts World Hater in his final place of punishment and the faithful Singerians join the Singer on Terra Two. What I loved most about these books is they all poi ...more
Aug 25, 2014 Tristan rated it it was ok
Shelves: poetry
I thought this was the weakest of the three books in this series. It was okay, but not even as good as The Singer. The allegory was decent, probably the least literal interpretation of the source material, which is a plus. (And yes, I have read Revelation). I thought the poetry in this one was fair, but the least inspired of the three. It had some actually flawed sections like The Singer, but was missing its sections of brilliance.
A bit preachy, with a fair but far from fabulous sense of poetry,
Apr 07, 2016 Abigail rated it really liked it
This book is good just like the two other books but not as good as The Singer. The whole trilogy was great and was so beautifully written! The writer really was good to write this kind of beauty and put it on books. The Finale kind of confused me at times but as the story goes on it becomes more and more beautiful. It is somewhat a more attractive version of the book of Revelation. The whole trilogy was indeed a great read!
Mar 12, 2013 Beverly rated it really liked it
Probably one of the more difficult to read of the three as it takes a very symbolistic book of the Bible, (Revelation) and then proceeds to break it down and then continue one with the narrative style of MORE symbolism and allegory.
That being said Miller certainly did not go into ALL of Revelation and the key points key took from it were illustrated here nicely to keep up with his short, sweet and symbolically complex writing style throughout these three books.
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Feb 13, 2015 Dr. rated it really liked it
Not as powerful as the Singer, but a good conclusion to the Biblical story it represents.
Apr 09, 2010 David rated it it was amazing
From my notes at the time:

This, the final volume, Miller tells the story of the Singer's last battle with World Hater and envisions in dynamic prose-poetry the winding up of history on Terra One, and the creation of Terra Two. The Finale is an artistic retelling of the book of Revelation.
Caleb Jones
The Finale was the worst of The Singer Trilogy. That is not all a bad thing. The Finale was easier to read than The Song. The Finale wraped up the book by sending The World Hater in the bowels of Hell, which was the best part of the book.
Carol Caldwell
Jun 01, 2013 Carol Caldwell rated it it was ok
The third book in a set was harder still to make sense of. The language became more symbolic to the point I had trouble following what was happening and who was who.
Dec 29, 2012 Catherine rated it liked it
While I found the Singer Trilogy beautiful to read, Miller is weak in his theology, which interferes with my enjoyment of his books.
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Apr 15, 2012 Sam Lonberg rated it really liked it
Nice conclusion. The Volkar reminded me of the Winged Beasts of the Nazgul.
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Sep 10, 2012 Aidan Ashby rated it liked it
Cataclysmic fantasy with bewildering surrealism
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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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