[Reading] ➷ The Song ➭ Calvin Miller – Dailytradenews.co.uk

10 thoughts on “The Song

  1. says:

    I didn t care for this one as much as I did The Singer The first third or so was okay, but after that it just got too bleak and strange for me I suppose it was attempting to simply recreate a certain point in time, but even the hopeful few verses at the end didn t change the tone of it much for me I also didn t care for the anti science tone expressed in a few places.While the allegory did not feel quite as direct in this story as it merely parallels the book of Acts I assume Urbis is a stand in for Rome, while Praxis may be intended to represent Saul Paul , I still felt like the intended allegory took center stage to the detriment of other factors Urbis sounds like an interesting place, but I never quite felt like I was there It s also not a good sign when the stand in for Satan ends up being one of the most developed characters in the whole story Many events in this story were inspired not by the book of Acts itself, but from Christian tradition feeding Christians to lions, etc , so it s kind of a mish mash The second half of this story depicts an attempted genocide against Singerians, which includes children being taken from their parents to be killed, several of whom are strangled by their parents beforehand Very bleak, and certainly not something everyone will be up to reading I will give the third one a shot and hope it s better.

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    Book 2 of the Singer trilogy If I loved Book 1, I loved this one yet Why, I wonder, when book 1 is all about Christ Well, as Book 1 was an allegory of one of the gospels, Book 2 could be said to be an allegory of the Book of Acts And so in this book, the Holy Spirit analog the Invader is very much present and touches the lives of thousands of people Very much the heart of this book is the message of the gospel and how all are in need of being unchained, rescued from our darkness and redeemed by Christ alone only through Him are we saved Again, this story is told through narrative poetry and fairly obvious allegory and my heart sang while reading this yesterday on the porch at EQseeing the work of the Holy Spirit in saving souls and the ensuing passion to share this message this song with all people Even in the face of harsh and bitter persecution and yea, even to death, would this message be proclaimed Reading the story of Everyman, one who initially relied on strict reason and rationalismthen who came to be tempted by the devil Sarkon, the World Hater and yet eventually he realized the true darkness of the devil s temptations and then came to glorious faith, unchained and filled with the Holy Spirit Oh what joy And reading the story of Praxis the Builder, one who persecuted the believers and committed gross sinsand yet even he was forgiven and received the truth and was saved by the love of God This book was beautiful I am wary of offering high praise to allegorical works, for I am always slightly hesitant that there may be some flaw in the theologyand indeed this book is not inspired so it isn t perfect So always read with discernment But with that disclaimer, this book is beautiful and upon reading it, I couldn t help but offer praise to my God as I remember that He has indeed forgiven me of my sins and filled me with His Holy Spirit Oh what blissful joy is mine.

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    Continuing from The Singer, The Song is a poetic allegory loosely following the book of Acts Luckily Miller opts for a inspired story being less transcribed than The Singer The story follows Madman, continued from The Singer, now Anthem as he shares the Star Song and the power of the Invader to unchain men, from World Hater, now Sarkon There are several links between the book of Acts, particularly the stoning of Stephen, the transformation of Saul to Paul, and Pauls missionary trip to Rome However, to the benefit of the story Miller takes creative liberties building an independent and rich fantasy world The Song in comparison the The Singer is much in the vein of Lewis and Tolkien, as well as Bunyan My only issue with this book is the poetry of it While vastly improved from the previous title, there are still times when the verse seems jarring, possibly this is because it was meant to be read out loud Often times the book follows what seams to be a free verse style, but the occasional jump into regular rhyme can feel out of place Despite this I highly recommend The Song and am eager to finish the trilogy, ending with The Finale.

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    Now that the Singer is gone, his followers remain and continue to spread the news of his promises and the possibility for people to become unchained and free through the Singer and his father, Earthmaker In response to this and the growing number of Singerians, the World Hater has taken on a new likeness, and the new name of Sarkon in effort to guile people back to his ways.Again, this is a very easy to read poem There are a few times that I got a little confused with the verbage, but overall the flow and wording are great While THE SINGER was so obviously the story of Jesus ministry, death, and resurrection, THE SONG is the story of the rise of the Christian Church, and its subsequent persecution Said persecution is mainly through a single force in the book, but it definitely gets the feeling across and effectively communicates that the Church has many martyrs.

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    This is the second in a series of allegories about Christianity This one shadows the book of Acts.

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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 thought this allegory was better The Song is a science fiction verse allegory of the Book of Acts Acts of the Apostles and the history of the early Christian church, including the Roman persecutions a bit exaggerated here they were never as systematic or widespread as this, which is about on par with how the persecutions are usually portrayed in literature Maybe it s because I am not as familiar with Acts as the Gospels, maybe it really is just better, but the allegory in this book is still clear without the occasional false note that marred the story in the extremely close to source The Singer Miller does a better job of setting Terra as a planet like Earth, but not Earth Urbis is Rome, but somehow not it maintains some if slight identity of its own that strengthens the allegory.Recommended to the same group as The Singer if you read that one, definitely read this.

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    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 of the story were actually a little interesting since I imagine it felt a little less sacrilegious to take liberties with characters who aren t a stand in for Jesus I found myself giving a sort of nod of approval for a little while until I realized I still didn t really enjoy the book I just felt like it was better than the book before it Better than bad with occasional flourish turns out to just be mediocre.

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    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 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.

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    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.

  10. says:

    This wasn t as good as THE SINGER, but it was still fantastic

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The Song download The Song, read online The Song, kindle ebook The Song, The Song 8b88c93bd8d8 The Singer Quickly Became A Favorite Of Evangelists, Pastors, Artists, Students, Teachers And Readers Of All Sorts When It Was Originally Published In 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 A Deeply Personal Encounter With The Gospel The Song Is A Poetic Narrative In The Tradition Of CS Lewis S Narnia Chronicles And JRR Tolkien S Lord Of The Rings Trilogy The Song Is Calvin Miller S Sequel To His Earlier, Very Popular Book, The Singer Miller Tells The Story Of Anthem And Everyman Who Leave The Great Walled City And Travel To Urbis, The City Of The Poet King, Where Followers Of The Singer Are Martyred For Their Faith As The Singer Parallels The Story Of The Gospels, So The Song Shows Certain Parallels To The Book Of Acts The Finale Is Calvin Miller S Completion Of His Trilogy Including The Singer And The Song In This Final Volume, Miller Tells The Story Of The Singer S Final Battle With World Hater And Envisions In Dynamic Prose Poetry The Winding Up Of History On Terra One And The Creation Of Terra Two As The Singer Parallels The Story Of The Gospels And The Song Parallels The Book Of Acts, So The Finale Is An Artistic Retelling Of The Book Of Revelation