14th out of 69 books — 20 voters
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The Song (Singer Trilogy #2)
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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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
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