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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
While reading this book, I feel like I'm imagining what would happen after Jesus came back to save the people again and left the others not to suffer but to prove themselves. I sometimes heard it as the 666 era. This book is much more intense than the first one. I've never been so angry to a character before. Sarkon literally makes my blood boil. This book gives me hope about some things. I love it just like the first one.
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
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.
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.
Other Books in the Series
Singer Trilogy (3 books)