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The Song (Singer Trilogy #2)

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  244 ratings  ·  14 reviews
The Singer quickly became a favorite of evangelists, pastors, artists, students, teachers and readers of all sorts when it was originally published in 1975. Retelling the story of Christ through an allegorical and poetic narrative of a Singer who's Song could not be silenced; Miller's work reinvigorated Christian literature and offered believers and seekers the world over ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published June 1st 1977 by IVP Books
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Tristan
So I thought that The Song was actually a little better than The Singer, but I'm giving it the same rating because three stars is about all I can muster for all but the absolute very best religious work. (See my review of The Singer for why). I thought that the poetry of The Song was about the same or a little better. There weren't as many "wow" moments where I was boggled by the beauty, but there weren't any slogging sections where the poetry seemed to suddenly fall apart either. I definitely t ...more
Matt Lee Sharp
As a reimagining of the Bible, I feel like this series is fascinating as an intellectual exercise but just too weighted down by its reverence for the source material. Kind of difficult to avoid. I wasn't really moved by The Singer like I imagine a Christian might have been. I did find some of its language beautiful, but on the whole I didn't like it. This afternoon I happened upon this sequel (The Song) and because there was nothing else very interesting, decided to give it a read. The mechanics ...more
Dr.
Reading this after many years brings back the memories of the calvacade of images that Miller produces. The final chapters opening stem end - "The day of one's death is a good day to be really alive," speaks to the deep eternal truths for a believer. Highly recommend this trilogy if you can find it today.
Rebecca Mandrillo
I preferred this book to the one that came before, The Singer. I felt like I could better appreciate the author's artistic license.
Billybobjoe
Not quite as powerful and clear in its message as The Singer, but still wonderful! I read it in a few hours and was much encouraged. Recommended to anyone confused about myths being true.
Caleb Jones
The Song is a good book. It was a minor downgrade from The Singer. The Song confused me until the last few chapters because I did not know that it took place before The Singer.
Jim
i just reread this for the first time in twenty years, dropped the stars from 6 to three. much more obtuse than i remember from the first half dozen times i read it.
Carol
I loved The Singer. The Song was a little bit harder to understand and at times I had trouble following what was happening, although I knew where it was going.
Ricardo Tavárez
Not as powerful as the first in the trilogy. Some good imagery, but it seemed to me that it lost its way in some of the metaphors.
Rick
An allegorical retelling of the story of Acts. Enjoyed more than the first one. Its a quick read, but quite thoughtful. Well crafted.
Aidan Ashby
Almost as beautiful as The Singer (1st book of trilogy). Absolutely beautiful poetry.
Beverly
So many good things in this book. Woo for round 2 of the Singer!
Heather
This wasn't as good as THE SINGER, but it was still fantastic!
Joel Blunt
eh....I've read worse. Wouldn't recommend it.
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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

Singer Trilogy (3 books)
  • The Singer
  • The Finale
The Singer The Singer Trilogy: The Mythic Retelling of the Story of the New Testament The Finale A Requiem for Love (Symphony Trilogy, #1) Into the Depths of God: Where Eyes See the Invisible, Ears Hear the Inaudible, and Minds Conceive the Inconceivable

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