Saturday, March 21, 2015

Book Review: The Song by Chris Fabry (Based on the screenplay by Richard L. Ramsey)

Book Title: The Song


Author:  Chris Fabry

Publish Date: January 1, 2015

 Why I Read this Book: I recieved this book for review from the publisher (Tyndale House Publishers) as part of Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my review.


 

 

 

 

 

About the Book (from Goodreads):  


Jed King's life has been shaped by the songs and mistakes of his famous father. He wants to sing his own song, but the words and melody are elusive. Haunted by the scars inflicted by his broken family, Jed's dreams of a successful music career seem out of reach . . . until he meets Rose.As romance quickly blooms, Jed pens a new song and suddenly finds himself catapulted into stardom. But with this life of fame comes temptation, the same temptation that lured his father so many years ago.Set in the fertile mid-South, this quest for success leads Jed and Rose on a journey that will force them to deal with the pain of loss, failure, and the desire to be who God created them to be.Lyrical and deeply honest, "The Song" asks the hard questions of love and forgiveness. When even the wisest of men are fools in love, can true love persevere?



Review


The premise of this book is fantastic!  The main male character, Jedediah King, is from a broken family and finds that the sins of his father haunt him as he tries to start a career as a Christian country musician.  He then meets Rose, the daughter of a vineyard owner, and they quickly fall in love.  

The Song is a story about love and forgiveness. The main characters have problems in their marriage and must learn how to overcome them.  The Song illustrates how Christians should and should not deal with temptations and I enjoyed this underlying message.

According to the foreward, The Song is meant to be a modern adaptation of Soloman's life in the Song of Songs and Ecclesiastes, but I did not see this connection.  As a novel, the book was great.  As a modern adaptation of parts of the Bible, I felt that the book fell a little short. Also, the story line was somewhat predictable.  

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys heart-wrenching Christian romances. 


Final Statements


Recommended Reading Age: 16+ (mentions of drugs and sex)

Overall Rating: 4/5

2 comments:

  1. A friend of mine was telling me about a book she found called “Holy Fool, Holy Father” by Nicholas A. Marziani Jr., http://www.holyfoolholyfatherthenovel.com/ and after looking in to it, it made me want to put together a reading list of some good Christian fiction books. The Song sounds like one I'm going to add to it! Thank you for the review! You should check out "Holy Fool, Holy Father" the reviews look great!

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