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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, 155 pages
Published January 1st 1982 by Zondervan Pub. House
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At first, this book seemed tedious and almost cutesy, from the vantage point of a guardian angel watching over a young unbelieving man. Not as well written as the Screwtape Letters, but the insights offered on sex versus worship are priceless! The ending is bittersweet.
This is the "documentation" as transcribed by a man who "discovers" the missives of his guardian angel, Valliant, who is reporting in on his progress to lead this man to God. It is an interesting look into the choices we make along our path in life and how they are influenced. Very thought provoking. Along the lines of C.S. Lewis' "The Screwtape Letters" but taken from the other side!
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.