The Song - Book Review

This is my last book review for the year and
I will resume my other weekly posts in the New Year.
Looking forward to catching up with you, dear friends.

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Jed King's life has been shaped and scarred by the songs and mistakes
of his his famous father.
He wants to sing his own song, but the words and melody are elusive.
Jed's dreams of a successful music career seem out of reach. . .
until he meets Rose.
Inspired by his love for the vineyard owner's daughter, Jed pens a new song-
a song with such emotional power and longing that it catapults him into stardom.
But with this life of fame comes temptation,
the same temptation that lured his father so many years ago
and now threatens to unravel his marriage.
The pull of "The Song" takes Jed and Rose on a journey 
that will force them to deal with failure, the pain of loss,
and the desire to be who God created them to be.
Together they will test the limits of the promise that love is the power that heals.
Lyrical and deeply honest, The Song asks hard questions of love and forgiveness.
When even the wisest of men is a fool for love, can love persevere?

My Thoughts
This novel is based upon the film The Song by Richard Ramsey
and is taken from the Song of Solomon, a book in the Bible.
I have not seen the film and am writing this book review 
solely on the novel written by Chris Fabry.

Jed King is the son of the famous singer and song writer, David King.
At a young age Jed falls in love with the guitar and begins making music
under the teaching of his father.
As he grows older he desires to share his music with the world,
but has difficulty getting his foot into the music industry.
Then he meets Rose - the beauty and inspiration he needs for writing music
that will touch the hearts of many.
They fall in love, have a God-honoring wedding, and begin their life together.

The morning of their honeymoon Jed writes The Song in honor of his new wife.
His life and heart is so full of love, adoration, and gratefulness 
for the precious and pure gift of marriage
that the words simply flow from pen to paper then from melody to music.
He has written his greatest hit and soon he is on the road performing
at concerts and living the life he only dreamed of,
but at what cost. . .

The Song is an emotional journey of sweet love,
heartache, regrets, loss, and precious forgiveness.
The book shows that there is always hope and blessed redemption 
in the arms of Jesus Christ and it's never too late to cry out to Him in humility.
God loves us with an everlasting love, He understands our pain,
and feels our heartache - and He wants to heal us, 
to comfort His children, to lavish us in love and tender mercies, 
and to pour out never-ending forgiveness upon our broken souls.

I don't recommend this book to youth or teens,
but rather to married couples who understand marriage 
and all that is involved between a wife and husband.
The Story is a good reminder of how important and vital it is to keep the Lord
as the head and leader of your life and marriage.

My only "issue" with the book is that it mentioned wine {a lot} 
and encouraged the use of alcohol as long as it's "controlled" and moderated.
I simply don't agree with that.

** I was given a free copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers for an honest review.
All thoughts are my own. No other compensation was received. **

About the Author
Chris Fabry is an award-winning author and radio personality 
who hosts the daily program Chris Fabry Live! on Moody Radio.
He has written more than seventy books for children and adults.
His novel have won three Christy Awards and an ECPA Christian Book Award,
but it's his lyrical prose and tales of redemption that keep readers returning for more.
Chris and wife, Andrea, have nine children and live in Arizona.
Visit his website at www.chrisfabry.com


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

It's been really good to hear your reviews dear Stephanie. All the gifts of God such as forgiveness and mercies are often crowded out by selfish ambitions and a pain to hard to bear, causing many a couple to divorce. A friend here in my city was going through a bad divorce and an old and wise neighbor said to her, "I've been married 60 years and there's nothing that can't be forgiven." That wise woman knew that many things can arise, but forgiveness and faithfulness must be exercised. I know for many, there are other reasons of safety that people need to make this decision, but it is refreshing to know that God's forgiveness covers ALL things. WOw.

HAPPY 2015!

sweetbriardreams said...

Just to say I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year! I hope 2015 blesses you with so much happiness xx

Wanda said...

I love an honest review of a book and you do a great job of that.

Things and Thoughts said...

Happy, healthy, sparkling new year dearest Stephanie!
Thank you for all your kind visits and sweet words.
May all your wishes come true for you and your family.
Love, Olympia

Jan Hermann said...

Stephanie...all my love and best wishes for you and your family going into 2015! I've enjoyed reading (although sporadically lately) your reviews. I don't do alot of reading...but maybe this new year, I will begin.


ps...please stop by my new blog, Jan's Place...the old one is done!

Aida said...

Happy new year Stephanie, all the best in the coming year.


White Lace and Promises said...

Thanks, Stephanie for your review. I will check this out. Sounds like something I would enjoy. Happy New Year, my new friend.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Stephanie - this looks like a wonderful read. I hope you and your family have a blessed New Year. Will be looking forward to visiting your blog in the coming New year. Hugs

Feral Turtle said...

Happy New Year! All the best to you and your family in 2015! Cheers.

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