[review] “The Song” by Chris Fabry

© 2015 Tyndale

© 2015 Tyndale

Title: The Song

Author: Chris Fabry

ISBN: 978-1-49640-333-9

Publisher: Tyndale

Publication Date: 01.01.2015

Pages: 432



The blurb says:

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?

Based on the motion picture screenplay by Richard L. Ramsey and inspired by the biblical book Song of Solomon, The Song is a modern take on King Solomon’s life. Readers who are familiar with the biblical king will find parallels in the stories.

A captivating read, The Song tells a love story that is raw and, at times, painful. While it was fairly obvious where the story was going, it was still a captivating read, if also a very emotional one. Chris Fabry has a way with words that suck you into the story. The emotions were tangible. I really felt for the characters and even ended up sympathizing with one I initially disliked.

The ending came somewhat abruptly for me. I am glad there was a happy end to the story but how it came about was missing for me. I would have liked to have known more about what the road to redemption looked like for Jed. Having said that, I would still recommend The Song. And I look forward to watching the movie.

My rating:

4 Palmen


Disclosure of Material Connection:

I received this book for free from Tyndale via NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.



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