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Book Review: The Song by Chris Fabry

The Song

The Synopsis:

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?

My Review:

After previously reading and reviewing Every Waking Moment by Chris Fabry, and loving it, I was very anxious to read this book, that somewhat reminded me of a movie called Grace Unplugged. As expected, this book was beautifully written and engaging. The plot was well thought out and the characters real (and the cover gorgeous!). But this book was sad watching Jed go through all he went through to acquire fame and fortune and I can only imagine how much more powerful with it being a film. But, I have to say that I stopped reading it because it seemed a little too old for me. There wasn’t necessarily anything terrible in it, I just felt like I could engage with it better when I am older. So it is definitely a book that I will keep on my shelves, but probably will plan on picking it up in the far future.

But, I rate it 4 out of 5 stars for the writing, story and characters. And I cation younger readers to attempt reading the book before you watch the movie that is now in theaters, as it is rated PG-13 for the romance and I honestly have no interest in watching it as I’ve heard it’s not as good as the book.

“I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are my.”

Author Bio:

Chris Fabry is an award-winning author and radio personality who hosts the daily program Chris Fabry Live! on Moody Radio. He is also heard on Love Worth Finding, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, and other radio programs. A 1982 graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism at Marshall University and native of West Virginia, Chris and his wife, Andrea, now live in Arizona and are the parents of nine children. Chris' novels, which include Dogwood, June Bug, Almost Heaven, Not in the Heart, Borders of the Heart, and his latest release, Every Waking Moment, 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. He has also published more than 65 other books, including nonfiction and novels for children and young adults. He coauthored the Left Behind: The Kids series with Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye, as well as the Red Rock Mysteries and The Wormling series with Jerry B. Jenkins. RPM is his latest series for kids and explores the exciting world of NASCAR. Visit Chris' website at www.chrisfabry.com.
Chris Fabry is an award-winning author and radio personality who hosts the daily program Chris Fabry Live! on Moody Radio. He is also heard on Love Worth Finding, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, and other radio programs. A 1982 graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism at Marshall University and native of West Virginia, Chris and his wife, Andrea, now live in Arizona and are the parents of nine children.
Chris’ novels, which include Dogwood, June Bug, Almost Heaven, Not in the Heart, Borders of the Heart, and his latest release, Every Waking Moment, 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.
He has also published more than 65 other books, including nonfiction and novels for children and young adults. He coauthored the Left Behind: The Kids series with Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye, as well as the Red Rock Mysteries and The Wormling series with Jerry B. Jenkins. RPM is his latest series for kids and explores the exciting world of NASCAR.
Visit Chris’ website at http://www.chrisfabry.com.

Link for Purchase:

Amazon

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3 thoughts on “Book Review: The Song by Chris Fabry”

  1. I’m curious about the movie for this one. Until recently I didn’t even realize it was a book. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Rayleigh! 🙂

    1. As an afterthought, this book has pictures from the movie in it and has the producer’s help in writing it, so one could say that it is pretty much a script of the movie, which is why I don’t intend on watching….

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