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Calvin Miller retells the story of Christ in this heartwarming allegorical poem.

"For decades The Singer has done the one thing most necessary: to make Jesus himself accessible and attractive in ways that stick in the mind and soul, so that he can do his work of renewing the life of God in the individual. Calvin Miller's great gift is to sing Jesus powerfully, to the blessing of our generation and those to come." (Dallas Willard, author of The Divine Conspiracy)"We read The Singer together soon after it first came out. It was more than a breath of fresh air--it led us into a new dimension in our understanding of the reality of Jesus Christ and of all that he can mean to us." (Dr. Paul and Margaret Brand)"When I was a young questor, I found in a university bookstore a trilogy of books that impacted my life so deeply that--twenty-five years later--I find myself still quoting lines and discussing concepts of truth from them. Literature like The Singer Trilogy will live--like Milton's Paradise Lost and James Weldon Johnson's God's Trombones.The Singer must never be allowed to be out of print. Every generation needs to read it." (Gloria Gaither, recording artist)"Dylan Thomas said that 'a poet is a poet for such a very tiny bit of his life; for the rest he is a human being, one of whose responsibilities is to know and feel, as much as he can, all that is moving around and within him.' When Calvin Miller's narrative poem The Singer arrived in 1975, so distinct in imagination and style, I was amazed at its strangeness, originality, power and vividness. In form, the Troubadour's story was fine and open and organic--an absolutely brilliant retelling of the Gospels. In the intervening years, as I have come to know Miller as a friend and fellow traveler, I have often been amazed at the range of his knowing and feeling humanity. Miller’s mind is quick and witty and full of electrical insight, and his spirit is generous. Here are twenty-five years worth of congratulations to Miller for The Singer and his other wonderful published works, but mostly here are congratulations to Calvin Miller. He is truly a gift from the Earthmaker." (Leonard G. Goss, editor, Broadman & Holman)"Has The Singer impacted my life? You might say that. Though it has been a quarter of a century, I can remember where I was when I received it (in a parked car on a college campus). I remember the weather (bright spring afternoon). And I remember the joy, as the prose and passion of Miller's heart came alive. Within weeks the book was dog-eared and well worn. Through it Miller showed more than a fresh way to work with words; he showed a fresh way to look at Christ. To him, for that, I am eternally grateful. Has The Singer impacted my life? I suppose you could say that." (Max Lucado, author of Just Like Jesus)"The Singer refreshes the old story with new insights and deep emotions. . . . My heart was moved; my mind was stretched; my soul was blessed." (Leith Anderson, pastor of Wooddale Church)"Calvin Miller--how beautiful a singer. How timeless, and lovely, a song." (Kelly Monroe, author of Finding God at Harvard)"The Singer was my first Calvin Miller book. I was hooked. Each page seemed to explode with a fresh combination of poetic energy and gospel aliveness. Every book I've read since (and I think I've read them all) deepens my appreciation." (Eugene H. Peterson, translator of The Message)"The Singer was not simply a book for me. It was an event. It was the first demonstration in our time that the gospel could be newly presented to the world at the level of the imagination. It deserves to be called the first true Christian classic of our generation." (Michael Card, recording artist)"It must be true that poetry--or song--is the required vehicle of intimate communication with or about God! If so, that is part of the power that gripped me when I first opened Calvin Miller's The Singer." (Donald Joy, adjunct professor, Asbury Theological Seminary) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. The Singer was not simply a book for me. It was an event. It was the first demonstration in our time that the gospel could be newly presented to the world at the level of the imagination. It deserves to be called the first true Christian classic of our generation. Michael Card, recording artist Has The Singer impacted my life? You might say that. Though it has been a quarter of a century, I can remember where I was when I received it (in a parked car on a college campus.) I remember the weather (bright spring afternoon). And I remember the joy, as the prose and passion of Miller's heart came alive. Within weeks the book was dog-eared and well worn. Through it Miller showed more than a fresh way to work with words; he showed a fresh way to look at Christ. To him, for that, I am eternally grateful. Has The Singer impacted my life? I suppose you could say that. Max Lucado, author of Just Like Jesus --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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  • PDF | 151 pages
  • Calvin Miller(Author)
  • Intervarsity Pr (June 1975)
  • English
  • 4
  • Literature & Fiction

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  • By Conig on December 9, 2014

    This is the first book of Calvin Miller's trilogy & my favorite.It is an allegory of Jesus life, a love song in poetic form.You can read it as a lovely poem or you can read it slowly & find truths never revealed to you before.For me it is a classic that remains on my shelf to be read over and over. It refreshes my spirit.Written in the 60's, it is not well known by the younger generations; but I believe it should be read by all who seek to know Jesus Christ better.

  • By Dan Barie on May 1, 2015

    The Singer is an excellent book that has been in my library for over thirty years! I read it as least once a year at the Lenten season (usually on Good Friday) because it reminds me, in very simple word pictures, what was purchased for us on the cross. Last year, I took it on vacation and shared it with eight of my closest friends after our evening meal; it took us about three nights but usually I read this in one sitting. I have also read The Song and The Finale but I have to say that I enjoy The Singer the most. I have purchased this trilogy and give it as a gift on several occasions. Needless to say, the receipients were delighted!

  • By Fluteman1970 on February 8, 2015

    Calvin Miller is SUPERB ! My only regret is, 'Shame on me for not reading them sooner'. He has one of the greatest gifts for poetry and allegory. I wish he has 30 Trilogies! He rides on the coat tails of Lewis, and in my opinion that's a Huge accomplishment.These are great though for the read. His Symphony is Equal !!!

  • By mom to 5 on March 8, 2017

    This is my all-time favorite book. I read it obsessively in high school and college, then loaned out my copy and never got it back. So, I just ordered a brand new copy, and I've been reading it to my children! They get to experience the magic, and I get to fall in love with it all over again. It is full of beautiful language, vivid word pictures and deep insight.

  • By sharon on April 30, 2017

    I love this trilogy. I've been wanting a copy for years. Great to read out loud in small setting. A real gem!!

  • By Mark E White on April 16, 2014

    I read this book early in my ministry. The power of a story is life changing, especially when it gives light and joy to the deepest revelations of God and His Love. I not only understand the allegory of The Singer and His Song, I hear it's melody. Calvin Miller has a way to charge a powerful truth with living senses. When his story is told, you not only see and hear it, you touch, taste, and smell it! In this episode of the Singer Trilogy, you fall in love with the Troubadour and His song! I have sung His Song now for more than 55 years as my personal love song and have sung it publicly in the Pulpit of Ministry for more than 40 years. Sing on Troubadour! Forever sing through me!

  • By JW on October 23, 2017

    A chance meeting with an old friend prompted me to read this. What was I thinking? What is the author saying? It makes little sense to me.

  • By John D. MCPEAK on July 10, 2014

    This is a powerful, epic poem that brings the story of Christ alive in a new way. Wonderfully written and beautifully expressed, the Singer Trilogy is something I find myself coming back and re-reading over the years. And each reading brings new insights. This is a Masterpiece! JDM


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