The Singer Trilogy by Calvin Miller is an amazing analogy of the New Testament
written in soul peircing poetry. The author uses a man called the Singer
to portray Jesus Christ. The World Hater is Satan, and the FatherSpirit
is the Lord God. This inspiring trilogy brings a different prespective
into the life and works of Jesus and the apostles.
In the first book, The Singer, we meet the Singer Himself as a man. We
follow Him through His encounters with a decieved woman, a mad man and
a lame child. Throughout the book He begs the people of the earth to stop
listening to the mindless piping of the World Hater and begin to sing
the Song of Love, for unless they sing the Song they cannot cheat the
Canyon of the Damned. Though He is eventually sentenced to death, we see
Him rise again in triumph and glory to sit at the right hand of the FatherSpirit.
In the second book, The Song, we begin to see the establishment of the
Early Church. We watch as a new believer and an old apostle team up to
begin spreading the Song throughout the huge city of Urbis. With the help
of the World Hater, the king of that city launches an all out persecution
and slaughter of the Singers. Things appear to get pretty bad, but through
it all, the Singers continue to believe that the promises of the FatherSpirit
and His Singer remain true.
The third book, The Finale, is a representation of the book of Revelation
and the returning of the Singer. The End Times unfold and terror reigns
as the World Hater, called the Prince of Mirrors, begins to twist the
words of the Singer to fit a new age religon. The true believers refuse
to give in and attempts are made to destroy them, but the Singer returns
in triumph to vanquish His enemy and reward His faithful ones.
This book is a beautiful illustration of the love that God and His Son
reigns down on us. The poetry that Calvin Miller uses is extremely expressive
and heartfelt. I felt both conviction and mercy as I read it, and since
that time I have read it more than ten times. I highly recommend reading
this book to anyone with a heart to see the Lords faithfulness and