Item description for The Singer Trilogy: The Mythic Retelling of the Story of the New Testament by Calvin Miller...
Overview THE SINGER TRILOGY HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS have thrilled to this extraordinary re-telling of a life unmatched in human history. Through the story of the Singer, his Star-Song and his battles with the World Hater, Calvin Miller has created a book full of life. Now, in one volume, you will find a powerful tale of incarnation and redemption.
Publishers Description Hundreds of thousands have already thrilled to this extraordinary retelling of a life unmatched in human history. Through the story of the Singer, his Song and his battles with the World Hater, Calvin Miller has created a book full of life. Now, in one volume, you can find a powerful tale of incarnation and redemption.
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Studio: IVP Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 5.24" Height: 1.26" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Oct 9, 1992
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
Series Singer Trilogy
ISBN 0830813217 ISBN13 9780830813216
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More About Calvin Miller
Calvin Milleris one of the best-loved contemporary Christian writers in North America. He has produced over forty books, which have sold more than two million copies around the world."
Calvin Miller currently resides in Birmingham, in the state of Alabama. Calvin Miller was born in 1936.
Calvin Miller has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about The Singer/The Song/The Finale (The Singer Trilogy 1-3)?
The best thing written since the canon was closed. Dec 16, 2006
I first heard of The Singer Trilogy while working on my Master's degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Calvin Miller, the author of the series, was the speaker for chapel services. The professor in my class before chapel said that Dr. Miller had written The Singer Triology which consists of The Singer, The Song, and The Finale. He said it was the best thing written since the canon was closed. I rightly understood this to mean this was the best thing written since the Bible.
The Singer Triology is a retelling of New Testament events, including the ministry of Jesus and the founding of the early Church. The books are religious historical fiction. They are excellent and an easy read. They are a must for any Christian library. The series is as timeless as the Bible itself.
All three books read and reviewed by Jimmie A. Kepler.
Poetic allegory of God's love Oct 30, 2006
It has been said that some read the Bible as a "user's manual" of rules and regulations for the things they should or should not do. In so doing, the law of God becomes a formula that turns God into a vending machine with the Christian dropping in the correct currency to gain what it is he wants. Such reading misses the entire point of scripture. Poetry is, in contrast, the language of love. Love does not look for formulae and doctrinal hair-splitting, love just pours itself out in sacrifice and adoration of its object expecting nothing in return. Calvin Miller reminds us of that underlying message of the gospel in the language of love so we cannot mistake it for something else. If you are a self-appointed doctrinal purity committee member, you will find a lot from this series to dislike; that is a given. But if the Bible to you is more love letter than user's manual, then you will find this series quite enjoyable and thought-provoking. The language itself is inspiring and enlightening. It will be hard for the poet in you to put it down once you begin.
Christian song magic Oct 24, 2006
This book rules, exactly that. It's all about how creation was sung into being, in sort of a late Bardic Lyrical Poem. I haven't read it for at least 15 years, but man, I do remember it fondly! For one thing, it's not cut and dried, like how some people enjoy their religious philosophy. The point that is emphasized here is that God moves in complicated, and big ways, so there are many interpretive perspectives. The version I had was 3 books in sort of a Narnia printed format. I think it was from the 60s or 70s. Also (if memory serves) included a few interior illustrations.
"What's so funny `bout peace love and harmonizing..."
vision - an excellent vision of God and his interaction with us Aug 7, 2006
This is one of the best visions of Christ I have ever found. A poetic review of Christ and humanity which forces us to see ourselves from a perspective different from what most authors have ever written about. I highy recommend this series.
Illuminating... Dec 27, 2005
This book was suggested to me by a "web friend" I've never met, and I can see why. I finished it several weeks ago, and should have written a review when the material was fresh. However, perhaps some settling time will broaden my vision of the book. Miller is a fine writer, very skilled with language, and the poetic nature of the writing lends some rhythmic elements to the work that I found enriching. His attempt to mythically retell the New Testament (NT) story is quite ambitious, but I think he succeeds admirably. While I did not find the latter half as penetrating as the first, I found the overall sweep very thought-provoking, as Miller not only tells of the Singer's words and deeds, but draws the persons with whom the Singer interacts into the story, showing how they react and/or change in response to the him. It makes the tale much more personal and introspective. It was interesting, being quite familiar with the NT, to see Miller's "mythic" recasting of certain elements - overall, he seemed to follow the text closely. If anything, Miller's exploration of some characters' roles within the tale made the impact of the Singer's life much more vivid and arresting. The book may have been written to stir one to consider the historical reality of Christ more seriously - if that was it's end, it certainly does so. Recommended.